To support a key aspect of our strategic plan – This is Our Moment – the Indefinite Arts Centre is striving to provide inspirational artistic creation opportunities for our participants. Here are some of the exciting projects that we are working on.
October 2018: Utility Box Public Art Project in partnership with the City of Calgary – 12 utility boxes in the communities of Fairview and Acadia in southeast Calgary have been repainted with the designs of IAC artists. Working under the guidance of mentor artist Andrew Tarrant, our artists conceptualized then executed a series of remarkable designs that are now on display throughout the communities. Click here for more information.
April 2019: Multimedia Project with the National Music Centre – Interested Indefinite Arts Centre artists will have the opportunity to create new works with musical selections curated by the National Music Centre. These new works will then be on display as part of a multimedia exhibition at Studio Bell in April 2019 (dates TBC).
June 2018: John’s Crazy Socks Sock Design Contest – In June 2018, the Indefinite Arts Centre partnered with John’s Crazy Socks, a world-renowned sock company founded by John Cronin, an entrepreneur living with Down syndrome, and his father Mark. This company has generated incredible worldwide attention for this extraordinary success story – now shipping to more than 40 countries and generating more than $4 million US in annual revenue. For the first time, John’s Crazy Socks has partnered with a Canadian charity – Indefinite Arts Centre – to launch a sock design contest, where the winner will be featured as a “Sock of the Month,” with a portion of the proceeds supporting our organization. Congratulations to Leonka Kaluha – her Peanut Dancing on Daisies won the contest, announced at our Annual General Meeting in June 2018.
September 2018-March 2019: Landscape Art Residency at Leighton Art Centre – Thanks to generous funding received from the Rozsa Foundation, a group of Indefinite Arts Centre artists will be travelling to the Leighton Art Centre this fall for several weeks to participate in our first external residency program that will expose our artists to an inspiring environment and give them an opportunity to work alongside talented Leighton Art Centre staff – with the goal of creating stunning new pieces of landscape/outdoor art that will then be on exhibit in early 2019 at the Leighton Art Centre. More details to come.