SO-31 – Celebrating Calgary’s Arts Commons
Celebrating Calgary’s Arts Commons
Mr. Speaker, the performing arts contributes a bright swath to the cultural fabric of my home of Calgary. The Arts Commons in Calgary offers multiple performing spaces and is an important venue for artists. The Arts Commons is a member venue of the performing arts centre consortium. The executive members are visiting Ottawa today for their fall meeting and are in the chamber’s gallery now.
Among the CEOs of the 35 largest performing arts centres in North America is this year’s chairman of the consortium, Johann Zietsman, who is also the president of Calgary’s Arts Commons, and a good friend.
The member groups of the consortium make enormous contributions to Canadian culture and the arts. These groups enrich the lives of Canadians and contribute to the unique energy of our cities.
I would like to thank members of the consortium for their ongoing work in promoting the arts across North America.