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Community Cultural Development

Community Cultural Development (CCD) is an arts-based community building tool that promotes a sense of place, empowerment, and public participation.

The CCD team within the Public Art Program works to identify opportunities for art events, activities and programs that will encourage citizens to engage with public art in new ways. It takes a needs-and/or issues-based approach to community development, working with Calgary's at-risk and marginalised communities to provide all Calgarians with the opportunity to voice their experiences through art.

The CCD team provides:


Painted City Initiative

Artist Training Residencies Events and Celebrations

CCD Projects

Tuscany CCD
New Brighton
New Recreation Facilities

  • Seton
  • Rocky Ridge
  • Great Plains
  • Quarry Park 

Skateboard Park Amenities
Ernie Starr Arena
Georgina Thomson Offices Public Art Project
Ripple Public Artwork

Community Cultural Development photo gallery

The following images showcase a variety of programs which have benefited from leadership and/or support of The City's CCD team.

Live Style Calgary 2011

LiveStyle Urban Arts Festival Community Block Party. Beatboxing and breakdancing.

For more information on Community Cultural Development, please contact the Public Art Program.

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