On September 29, 2011, Antyx President Lori Villebrun and Executive Artistic Director Richard Campbell attended the Arts Champions Congress organised by Calgary Arts Development. While attending the event, Lori and Richard videotaped an “Elevator Pitch” explaining why Antyx is an Arts Champion in Calgary.
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Antyx Community Arts Vision:
Creative, vibrant communities fostering inclusion, participation, and potential.
Antyx Community Arts Mission:
Community Arts: engaging, empowering, transforming.
Antyx Community Arts Values:
We are enthusiastically committed to:
Antyx Staff are skilled in developing and implementing inclusive community arts projects. We work with artists from a variety of backgrounds and are committed to supporting artists who have a strong desire to work with community groups and organizations. We believe that this supportive approach allows artists to develop knowledge and skills they can use to continue to develop their own community arts practice.
Community, Culture, Collaboration
Antyx works in communities across Calgary. Antyx community arts projects can have a neighborhood focus or they may be focused on addressing community identified issues. Arts are used in development processes to build community capacity and to creatively and critically engage people in processes that address important community issues.
Over 80% of our work has a focus on engaging youth in their communities.
Antyx uses the arts to engage youth and spark their curiosity and commitment. Community arts projects provide opportunities for youth to make tangible contributions to their community and be recognized for those contributions. The arts open the door to self-reflection and self-expression, allowing youth to explore who they are and their place in the world.
Collaboration is central to our work. Antyx is well placed as a community resource that provides creative support through community arts processes to a wide variety of community groups and organizations that are working on many different issues. We currently work with numerous community groups and organizations including: The Centre for Newcomers, Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary, Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth and many Calgary schools.