It’s that time of year again when Canada’s arts and culture philanthropists gather to support the arts and wonderful programming at The Banff Centre by attending the Midsummer Ball.
Having spent over five years as Program Manager for Aboriginal Leadership, I had a front-row view of the inner workings of the Centre and the advantage and impact that the programs have on artists, leaders and the arts. The Banff Centre’s quality programming reaches worldwide and invites the best of the best to discover, develop and create new works, new ways of thinking and safe space to develop.
I’ve been lucky to have been of service to the Aboriginal Leadership programs, but twice in a Leighton Artist Colony residency. This amazing facility provided me with time and space to develop and create works with social impact, meaning and substance. This fall, I will have that experience once again as I embark on a four week residency for the CAMP project, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. I’m excited to see what will come out of the focussed time and space there.
Facilities and programming like this don’t appear out of nowhere. Substantial sponsorship, philanthropy and donations contributed from many sources allow for the support and continuance of world-class experiences in the arts. As such, I’ve donated one of my works again this year (listed above) for the Midsummer Ball Auction at The Banff Centre. You can participate and see all the wonderful auction art, luxury vacations and amazing donations at The Midsummer Ball Auction Brochure.
Calgary Folk Fest :: Festival Hall Public Art Opportunity
The City of Calgary’s public art division announced a new opportunity today for area, national and international artists. The call for artists is an interesting one in that it will combine a public art opportunity with the Calgary Folk Fest.
The project for the Festival Hall, located at 1215 10th Ave SE in the Inglewood district will be home to festival staff and volunteers. It will be a creative environment focussed as an artist and audience destination and play a vital role in developing a sense of community for musicians and other artists.
The Hall will be available for professional and community events and celebrations – a great venue for an artist or team of artists to create a legacy piece in a cross-disciplinary, creative setting.