78 episodes

As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians.

These podcasts are part of our Storytelling Project, a series to raise awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, effecting positive change and enriching others’ lives through arts and creativity.

Storytelling Podcast Living a Creative Life

    • Arts

As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians.

These podcasts are part of our Storytelling Project, a series to raise awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, effecting positive change and enriching others’ lives through arts and creativity.

    Slavek Petraczyk

    Slavek Petraczyk

    When Slavek Petraczyk had the opportunity to create public artworks for banners on bridges and lightposts leading into the downtown core, he invited Calgarians to participate by identifying their favourite works of architecture.

    Slavek is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on photography and mixed media. As a Polish immigrant who moved to Canada back in the late 1980s, Slavek Petraczyk fell in love with the hustle and bustle of the big city.

    • 15 min
    Stacey Perlin | The Storytelling Podcast

    Stacey Perlin | The Storytelling Podcast

    Calgary-based artist and community builder Stacey Perlin encourages positive and constructive conversations around mental health.

    Tune in to this week’s Storytelling Podcast to learn more about Stacey Perlin and how she took lessons from her own challenges and the search for answers to create the Perlin Foundation for Wellbeing.

    • 23 min
    Sydonne Warren

    Sydonne Warren

    Sydonne Warren had a plan. She was going to quit her job at Cats Art Studio Cats Arts Studio teaching clay and painting to kids and adults, and go back to school. Her interest in and talent for the arts was cemented in high school, and she had already taken some design and architectural technologies courses, so she enrolled at Alberta University for the Arts and started in the design stream in 2019.

    Tune in to our Storytelling Podcast to hear more about Sydonne Warren's work and how she's looking forward to working on new opportunities in the public art space.

    • 28 min
    Col Cseke

    Col Cseke

    Col Cseke is many things to the Calgary arts community. A community organizer, playwright, director, storyteller and the artistic and executive director of Inside Out Theatre, a Deaf/disabled and mad theatre company.

    Since moving here years ago as a recent grad from the University of Lethbridge, Cseke has found his artistic home, his lifelong people, and his purpose — bringing people together and bringing awareness and activism into the arts sector.

    • 33 min
    Eric Moschopedis

    Eric Moschopedis

    A well-known name in Calgary's arts community, Eric Moschopedis is an interdisciplinary artist, a creator of exhibitions, public art installations and participatory works, a facilitator and educator and is perhaps most recognized as being one half of the artist duo, Mia and Eric. It was from a background in theatre and performance and the possibility of ultimately becoming a high school drama teacher that made Moschopedis rethink this path.

    • 27 min
    Kathryn Pearce

    Kathryn Pearce

    A long-time champion of the arts in the city, visual artist Kathryn Pearce is the executive director of Maude Collective and a project manager with the City of Calgary Main Streets Project. Her interest in making meaningful spaces that people want to be in is apparent in her work with public art, placemaking and community building.

    • 20 min

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