calgary's premiere community talent show
The Calgary Talent Show™ is an annual Calgary tradition of friendly competition and community support, owned, operated and funded by the Fondation ArtsConnex Foundation. The purpose of the talent show is to engage our vibrant Calgary community, and encourage them to showcase their many talents in front of a supportive and energetic audience. For many, the Calgary Talent Show offers an innovative outlet for people and groups to showcase their skills and talents. It is also an educational opportunity in which our participants undergo routine coaching from field experts, as well as receive valuable audition experience and feedback.
In addition, the contestants have a chance to win one or more cash prizes, scholarships, and other unique opportunities to continue developing and improving their talent. (varies from season to season, refer to the Prizes & Scholarships page for most current prizes.) The winner, then has the opportunity to be an honorary judge the following season. Our mission and drive is to be inclusive and supportive of individual talents.
In 2017, the Chorus Foundation of Performing Arts took a leap from Calgary-based to national organization. With a clear new vision, mission and purpose, ArtsConnex strives to unify artists and artistic organizations across Canada through resource-sharing, national events, competitions, workshops, professional development opportunities, and other great initiatives. We hope to one day own a world-class venue unlike anything ever seen in Canada, where all the arts can come together. Think of it as a gym for the arts. Music, dance, drama, art, film, fashion, speech, photography, athletic arts, creative writing... You name it, we'll nurture it in our dream venues!
ArtsConnex is a registered non-profit organization in the Province of Alberta, Canada that operates nationally. The Foundation is registered as a non-profit organization under Canada Revenue Agency, and are working toward obtaining official charitable status or National Arts Service Organization designation nation-wide in 2018.