Advocating for a
Thriving Arts Sector
Messaging that speaks to City Council and municipal priorities to consider as you share your story:
Arts Sector as an Economic Driver: Calgary continues to grow as a magnet for top tier talent and small business owners. A vibrant and strong arts sector will help attract and retain this talent. A healthy arts sector also contributes s significantly to developing a vibrant city core by supporting civic partners and business revitalization zones. The arts sector can help to increased tourism and initiate other indirect economic activity.
Building Stronger Communities: By cultivating a healthy arts sector and investing in local talent Calgary can become a city of inspiring neighborhoods. The arts can engage Calgarians by creating a sense of place and strong civic identity; as well as addressing mental health, social isolation and Truth and Reconciliation.
Civic Engagement: Art in Calgary is not restricted to downtown core; sustainable investment allows for Calgarians to add to the vitality of our city through festivals and other creative programs across all 14 Wards.
Empowering Calgarians to Realize Their Potential: Through arts education, creative programming and cultural activities, Calgarians can foster greater relationships with and within their communities; as well as develop a better understanding of themselves and the world.
Ready to share your story? Contact City Council now:
Calgary City Councillors:
Ward 1: Ward Sutherland firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @Ward4Ward1
Ward 2: Joe Magliocca email@example.com Twitter: @joe_magliocca
Ward 3: Jyoti Gondek firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JyotiGondek
Ward 4: Sean Chu email@example.com Twitter: @seanchucalgary
Ward 5: George Chahal firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @ChahalGeorge
Ward 6: Jeff Davison email@example.com Twitter: @JeffDavisonYYC
Ward 7: Druh Farrell firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @DruhFarrell
Ward 8: Evan Woolley email@example.com Twitter: @EWoolleyWard8
Ward 9: Gian-Carlo Carra firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @gccarra
Ward 10: Ray Jones email@example.com Twitter: @RundleRay
Ward 12: Shane Keating firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @CouncillorKeats
Ward 13: Diane Colley-Urquhart email@example.com Twitter: @BigRedyyc
Ward 14: Peter Demong firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @peterdemong
Mayor: Naheed Nenshi email@example.com Twitter: @nenshi