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Calgary | New Publications from Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Arts Development logoCalgary Arts Development recently released a series of publications including our 2016 Accountability Report, and Building on our Momentum, a report about Arts and Culture Infrastructure in Calgary.

Building on our Momentum: Arts and Culture Infrastructure
Building on our Momentum: Arts and Culture Infrastructure provides an analysis of current cultural infrastructure needs and preferences, growth over the past 10 years, and identifies gaps in the cultural infrastructure ecosystem.

The report includes key findings as well as four recommendations and features an interactive map that visualizes arts spaces, demographics, and other data. Read the Report

2016 Accountability Report
As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians.

We believe that all art is powerful and meaningful, and we are thrilled to offer the energy, skills and passion of our team to support the many ways that arts and artists improve lives and contribute to building a great city. Read our 2016 Accountability Report

How do arts help build a city?
Large-scale and small, traditional and cutting-edge, amateur and professional, once-in-a-lifetime and part of daily life—all of these aspects combine into a vital arts ecosystem that helps a city thrive.

Arts in Action YYC provides a snapshot of how Calgarians are currently engaging with arts, as well as representative stories. Learn More & Share

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor May 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 16 No 2  May 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Arts and digital technologies

In this issue: Recent research examining the arts and digital technologies, including Canadian reports on the arts in general and the performing arts in particular, along with findings from a survey of American arts organizations’ digital marketing.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor April 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 16 No 1  April 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Arts education / Theatre / Social benefits

In this issue: A focus on arts education and benefits of the arts, including a Canadian examination of the situation of theatre for young audiences, a United Kingdom report on the benefits of cultural learning, an American summary of the benefits of the arts and culture, and an American report on the audience impact of choral music concerts.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

In The Making: Alberta Artists at the Intersection of Craft and Digital Media

In The Making artwork

In the making is an 86-page catalogue published by the Alberta College of Art + Design that discusses the work of thirteen contemporary artists whose practices engage various conceptual and material intersections between craft and emerging digital media. The twenty-four works in this exhibition by Ward Bastian, Jolie Bird, Hyang Cho, Dean Drever, Stephen Holman, Mackenzie Kelly-Frère, Robin Lambert, Wednesday Lupypciw, Brendan McGillicuddy, Tyler Rock, Jenna Stanton and Pavitra Wickramasinghe span a diverse range of disciplines—photography, performance, video and sound installation, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery and glass. Key ideas include the relationship between tacit and conceptual knowledges; the coexistence of traditional and contemporary ways of making that involve processes of translation and remediation; the labour and love of craft and technology in terms of production, distribution and consumption; the dematerialization and rematerialization of art and craft since Conceptual art; and the deskilling and reskilling of postdisciplinary practice.

The catalogue features a curatorial essay by Diana Sherlock and an extended interview with the artists about “Questions of Making and Research,” conducted by Canadian independent curator and researcher, Nicole Burisch. The exhibition was hosted by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art + Design and by the Kenderdine College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

Designed by GOOD Company and printed by cbn Commercial Solutions (formerly McAra Printing) in Calgary, the book includes full-colour reproductions of the In the making installation at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery and each artist’s work printed on 100 lb Titan Dull text with soft touch aqueous finish. Sixteen 50T Eames diffused White Architecture dividers include key pullout quotations printed in silver ink. It is beautifully perfect bound with a 122 lb silky Pilke Royal Blue cover with silver line decoration and debossed silver foil stamp title block.

Available: December 15, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-895086-45-4
Price: $25.50 Cdn. plus applicable taxes and shipping
Distribution Contact: Alberta College of Art + Design Bookstore, bookstore@acad.ca, 403.284.7663 or Diana Sherlock, diana.sherlock@acad.ca

Thank you to our funders: the Alberta College of Art + Design, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Calgary 2012, Calgary Arts Development, Kenderdine College Art Galleries and the University of Saskatchewan, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor March 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 9  March 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Local arts and culture statistics

In this issue: Four Canadian projects that examine local data related to the arts, culture, and heritage, including benchmarks of local cultural spending, an assessment of the state of local infrastructure, as well as local reports on arts participation, arts investment, artists, and disaster recovery.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor February 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 9  February 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Creative economy / Cultural industries

In this issue: Four reports that examine the broader cultural and creative industries, including two international comparisons of the creative economy or creative industries, a Canadian summary of the concept of the creative economy, as well as American statistics on the creative industries.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor January 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 8  January 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Arts indicators / Well-being

In this issue: Four reports that attempt to examine the overall health of the arts and culture in different countries, including culture-specific indicators from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and broad arts indexes from the U.S. and England.

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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor November 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 7  November 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016          ISSN 1708-170X

Provincial and territorial arts research reports

In this issue: Four provincial and territorial arts research reports, including a multifaceted research project from British Columbia, research on artists in Saskatchewan, a survey of municipal cultural expenses in Quebec, and a study of arts administration resources in Nunavut.

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Galleries West Digital: New Art Magazine Launches Today!

Fall/Winter 2016 was the final issue of the Galleries West print magazine. Welcome to the replacement — the Galleries West Digital electronic magazine, published every second Tuesday..

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Catch the Wave in Winnipeg
The Winnipeg Art Gallery shows work by eight indigenous artists who use boards — whether to skate, ski or surf — in two dynamic new exhibitions that run until April 23.


DaveandJenn’s Natural History of Islands
David Foy and Jennifer Saleik teamed up as students at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, becoming the collaborative duo DaveandJenn. After graduating in 2006, they quickly drew attention for dense narrative paintings that sandwiched figures, creatures and forest landscapes within multiple layers of clear resin. Now the stories embedded in their work are coalescing into a grand narrative.


Tomoyo Ihaya’s Compassionate Message
Vancouver artist Tomoyo Ihaya has visited India 15 times. Through her travels, she’s been sensitized to cultural upheaval and disadvantaged peoples. Much of her art speaks to deprivation, oppression, lost homelands, escapes and exile.


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Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor October 2016

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts

Vol. 15 No 6  October 2016 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2016 ISSN 1708-170X

Performing arts

In this issue: Canadian statistics on the performing arts, including a detailed analysis of data on performing companies, a survey of the social impacts of dance organizations, and an article on performing arts attendance in Quebec.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.