About the Arts Champions Congress
What is the Arts Champions Congress?
The Arts Champions Congress is a meeting of individuals who make Calgary's arts sector a vibrant and exciting place to work and our city a great place to live. The Congress will facilitate the conversations necessary to nurture a shift in our thinking about flexibility, resiliency and innovation and will encourage a collaborative approach to building the capacity of the arts sector in Calgary.
Why an Arts Champions Congress?
- Expand the Circle of Champions: by brokering connections between the many individuals who work in the arts, such as individual artists, arts administrators and board members
- Expand the Circle of Impact: via sessions that address up-to-date topics relevant to Calgary arts sector
The Arts Champions Congress was created by Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) to facilitate the conversations necessary to nurture a shift in our thinking about flexibility, resiliency and innovation and will encourage a collaborative approach to building the capacity of the arts sector in Calgary. In this dynamic environment, it will be creative, collaborative approaches that win the day.
Who is an Arts Champion?
An Arts Champion is anyone who is passionate about the essential nature of the arts to our lives and to a vibrant city. Arts Champions show their passion through artistic expression, financial or volunteer support, attending local arts events, advocating for the arts or sharing their love of the arts with their friends and family. Anyone can be an Arts Champion, and our goal is to make everyone in Calgary an Arts Champion in their own way.
The 2013 Arts Champions Congress is a 1.5-day event, offering sessions formatted as conversations, roundtables and panels. Sessions are programmed within three different streams: a Peer Networks stream, a CADA-programmed stream and a legacy stream inspired by the work of Calgary 2012. Each stream runs concurrent 90-minute sessions, with 30-minute breaks between sessions.