Candidate Information 

Welcome to Creative Calgary’s candidate information for the Calgary 2021 General Election. Creative Calgary’s goal is to educate voters on the extent to which candidates in the municipal election share its view that fostering support and strong investment in the arts sector is critical in building a vibrant and prosperous city. 

 

We thank you for taking the time to visit our site and encourage you to do your own research on each candidate to ensure that on October 18, you cast your vote for the candidate that best aligns with your own values and priorities. A full list of candidates can be found here, and we have linked to candidates' public websites below, where applicable.

 

To read about Creative Calgary's process in researching each candidate, click here.

 

Ward 11

 

Vance Bertram

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Vance Bertram has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Vance Bertram has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platformVance Bertram's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.votevance.ca

 

Kourtney Branagan

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Kourtney Branagan selected "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."
Personal arts statement: "Calgarians are increasingly seeking more interactive, local art as part of the fabric of their communities. Supporting local artists to bring this vibrancy into neighbourhoods will foster our sense of belonging, spirit, and pride in our city. Celebrating our art is important to our future success."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Kourtney Branagan's platform includes a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.co11aborate.ca

 

Devin DeFraine

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Devin DeFraine has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Devin DeFraine has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Devin DeFraine's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.devindefraine.ca

 

Lauren Herschel

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Lauren Herschel selected "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."

Personal arts statement:"Artists are Calgarians. They contribute to the economy, run businesses, and make Calgary a place people want to move to, and stay in. I beige you can’t have community without art. Having a rich and diverse arts industry is key to our economic health and having a vibrant, inclusive, diverse city."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Lauren Herschel's platform includes a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.laurenherschel.ca

 

Mike Jamieson

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Mike Jamieson has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: Mike Jamieson has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Mike Jamieson's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.votemikejamieson.ca

 

David Pawlowski

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: David Pawlowski has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Personal arts statement: David Pawlowski has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: David Pawlowski's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.facebook.com/dawidpawlowskipoliticalcandidate

 

Geoffrey Vanderburg

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Geoffrey Vanderburg has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.
Personal arts statement: Geoffrey Vanderburg has not responded to Creative Calgary's request for information.

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Geoffrey Vanderburg's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.geoffreyvanderburg.com

 

Rod Ward

 

 

Running for: Ward 11 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Rod Ward selected "I believe a thriving, prosperous city must have a vibrant arts scene in order to succeed. The municipal government should prioritize finding strategic ways to increase investment in the arts sector."
Personal arts statement: "Diversifying our economy and revitalizing our downtown is absolutely crucial for our city. I believe the arts will play an important part in revitalizing our downtown. I look forward to exploring new an innovative ways to involve the arts in our city."

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Rod Ward's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.robward11.ca