Civic arts funding approved

Thanks to the efforts of the members of the CPAA and some thoughtful deliberation by our Aldermen, today Council defeated two motions to cut arts funding from the 2009-2011 civic budget. The first motion was regarding the Public Arts Program while the second was a motion to cut increases to Calgary Arts Development’s granting budget….

An intro to Lindsay Blackett

For those of you in the arts I have some required reading for you. Fellow blogger, The Enlightened Savage, has done up a wonderful primer to introduce you to Alberta’s new Minister of Culture and Community Spirit. The Calgary Professional Arts Alliance will be sending Minister Blackett a personal welcome shortly, and hopefully we will…