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 13

 

Diane Colley-Urquhart

Running for: Ward 13 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Diane Colley-Urquhart 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: "Critical as our economy transforms and we are heavily investing in the Cultural and Entertainment District. I also supported the new Arts Commons investment which is really exciting. "

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Diane Colley-Urquhart's platform does not include a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.votediane.ca

 

Dan McLean

Running for: Ward 13 City Councillor

Position on public investment in the arts: Dan McLean selected, "I believe Calgary currently has many important civic priorities, including the arts. Current municipal investment in the arts is sufficient and should be maintained at its current level."

Personal arts statement: "The Arts are critical to any thriving City. Providing opportunities for LOCAL artists to thrive should be central to any Municipal Planning and funding. If we are to spend local resources to have a thriving art scene, it should be focused on local talent."

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

Campaign website: www.danmclean.ca

Jay Unsworth

Running for: Ward 13 City Councillor

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

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

Inclusion of the arts in platform: Jay Unsworth's platform includes a positive position on the arts.

Campaign website: www.unsworth.ca