Are you looking to become more involved within your school and Calgary’s arts community? Scene & Heard is recruiting for members of our executive team for the 2013-2014 school year.
Most university students' lives involve intense amounts of studying, followed by partying, and drinking. Attending arts events is something they don't often consider as an option. They don't have anyone to go with, they don't know what's going on, or they don't have money for expensive tickets. This doesn't have to be the case. And not everyone who enjoys the arts is pursuing a career in the arts - there are students studying in areas like engineering, business, or social sciences who appreciate the arts, but aren't as aware of the arts scene in Calgary. We believe that everyone should have access to the arts, regardless of their program of study or their income level.
Scene & Heard is an arts and culture club at the University of Calgary that aims to increase the accessibility of the arts for students, by increasing their awareness of arts events in Calgary, and providing them with discounted or even free tickets to arts events. We have five sectors: dance, film, music, theatre and visual art. We distribute a weekly newsletter with the highlights of events happening in each of these sectors that we think might interest students. Each of these sectors partners with arts organizations throughout the city that provide us with discounts, talkbacks, or other perks that we pass on to our members. We also frequently receive free tickets to give away to our members, which we do through contests. We want to encourage an appreciation of the arts at affordable prices. And, whenever possible, we want to extend these opportunities to less fortunate children. We also donate tickets to Kids Up Front; a non-profit organization that provides at-risk youth with tickets to arts and cultural events on our behalf.
Interested in becoming a member? A Scene & Heard membership costs $5.00 per academic year and means you are eligible for all our discounts, contests, free tickets and other exciting member perks. One third of your membership fee is directed to Kids Up Front, and the rest goes back into subsidizing ticket prices or organizing great events for you and your fellow members. Think that sounds up your alley? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in partnering with us? We are always on the lookout for arts organizations who are looking to connect with students. Scene & Heard can help your organization accomplish this in a number of ways, including distributing promotional materials, speaking to students, mentioning you on our social media outlets, and listing your events in our weekly newsletter. In exchange for advertising performances or events, our partners often give us free or discounted tickets or invites to talkbacks, staged readings, or dress rehearsals. We'd love to chat further about how we can work together. Send us an email at email@example.com.
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.