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Calgary | CSPWC Watercolour Symposium 2017

CSPWC/SCPA logoCSPWC Watercolour Symposium 2017  |  August 19 – 24, 2017
At the Alberta College of Art and Design
1407 – 14 Street NW, Calgary, AB
Presented by the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour

Contact Us: Anita Cotter, Registrar, CSPWC Symposium 2017, 80 Birmingham Street Unit B3, Toronto, ON, M8V3W6, Canada;  Tel: 416-533-5100;  Email:

Symposium Experience

Enjoy a hands-on experience in water media taught by experienced workshop instructors at a great facility near the Rocky Mountain foothills. The Symposium will be held at the Alberta College of Art and Design which has lots of classroom and conference areas along with cafeteria and lodging nearby for those staying on site. You will enjoy the opportunities to visit the Rocky Mountains as well as experiencing some of the vibrant culture of the City of Calgary.

This unique watercolour symposium is open to everyone. Our team of professional watercolour artists will offer diverse perspectives on watercolour and water media painting. Hands-on participation is a priority! This will be a fabulous experience for artists, from beginner to advanced, who are looking for something different and challenging. Forums will offer the chance for two-way communication. There will be presentations, demonstrations, excursions, – and more!


Success Indicator Baseline Report: Calgary, AB

Living A Creative Life Living a Creative Life: An Arts Development Strategy for Calgary!

As you know, Living a Creative Life includes success indicators for each focus area so that progress towards the strategy’s outcomes can be tracked over time. These success indicators are systems-level measurements that will be evaluated annually, and this report provides baseline data for each indicator, using the most complete information available at the time. Future success indicator reports will compare their measurements against these baselines.

There is a lot of really fascinating data in this report, from stats on how Calgarians are engaging with the arts to stats on how arts enrolments in public schools compare with household earnings in the same neighbourhoods. Please flip through, as you may find some information that is useful for your own programming!

Special thanks to our Living a Creative Life signatories who provided data for this report: Calgary Board of Education, Calgary Catholic School District, Calgary Economic Development, The Calgary Foundation, Tourism Calgary, the University of Calgary and Youth Central. We would also like to thank the Alberta College of Art + Design, Mount Royal University, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Statistics Canada, Stone-Olafson, The City of Calgary, everyone who participated in the Arts Professionals Survey and all the arts organizations that provided data on their facilities and emerging artist programs.

If you have any questions, please be in touch. Success indicator reports for each individual focus area can also be downloaded here.

Living A Creative Life Newsletter: Calgary, AB

lcl_logoJune Living a Creative Life: An Arts Development Strategy for Calgary newsletter! This newsletter features stories about what’s happening in Calgary in support of Living a Creative Life’s goals, including an opportunity to influence public spaces in the Beltline, art in unusual downtown places and a parent-teacher-student group that advocates for fine arts funding.

All of these stories support Living a Creative Life’s vision: Calgary is a place that empowers every resident to live a creative life, fuelling a vital, prosperous and connected city.

To learn more about the strategy and how you can get involved, visit You are encouraged to use the hashtag #yycLCL when tweeting about any activities that you and your organization do that support Living a Creative Life.

Do you have a story that you’d like to share? Suggest your ideas here.