Vital Priorities

Living a Creative Life

Promote a diverse arts sector that supports initiatives that align with Calgary Arts Development’s Living a Creative Life strategy in order to:

  • Build community and engage citizens through arts participation
  • Raise awareness of the arts as an essential part of creating a vibrant community


In 2010, Calgary Foundation and CADA gathered a group of leaders and visionaries in the Calgary Arts Community to answer the question:  What is Calgary’s biggest need in the arts?  If we could do one transformational thing in this area, what should it be?  Calgary always seemed to lose artists to the bigger cities of Vancouver and Toronto.  It was determined that an Arts incubator space was needed.  In 2012, Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Foundation joined forces to purchase the King Edward School to create c-SPACE, a social enterprise that supports communities of artists, non-profits & entrepreneurs working at the creative edge of change.