Advocating for a
Thriving Arts Sector
Creative Calgary is a non-partisan group of artists, arts organizations and citizens at large who are committed to and advocate for a thriving arts sector with a positive public profile.
A big part of achieving this goal is having strong funding support from the municipal government. With the recent provincial cuts to municipalities, we need your help to advocate for the arts in Calgary’s upcoming municipal budget.
As an individual Arts Champion, please take out your phone, open up your email or Twitter (#creativeyyc), and send a message to your City Councillor (or all of them!) to share why you value the arts and to keep arts funding as a priority for the City.
For arts organizations, ask your audiences and stakeholders to do the same this month. Imagine the impact as the thousands of messages reach City Council. Need some tips as you share why arts funding is important to you and to keeping Calgary a socially vibrant and economically strong city?
It’s a small individual act, but together we’ll make a difference for the arts and for Calgary. Thank you for your support!
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