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Creative Industries

Calgarians are creators, storytellers and innovators. From film and TV to interactive digital media, Calgary has the crews, talent and venues for any creative endeavour. More than 24,000 people are employed by more than 4,400 businesses in the creative industries sector. This talent pipeline continues to be fed by more than 3,200 creative and film industry post-secondary graduates annually.


CreativeCITY: Prosperity through the Creative Economy

The creative economy contributes to the prosperity of the community and everyone who lives in it. Explore Calgary's creative economy in this ecosystem report, created by Calgary Arts Development alongside partners, Bird CreativesRISE UP CalgaryCalgary Economic DevelopmentThe City of Calgary, and CityXLab.

Full Report Executive Summary

Photo Credit: Emil Agopian, Val Duncan in Klimt’s Playthings, courtesy of Theatre Encounter

Creative Economy Strategy

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Luke Azevedo

Luke Azevedo

Vice President, Creative Industries, Operations & Film Commissioner