SPARK Disability Art Festival December 3-7, 2018
SPARK Disability Art Festival runs December 3-7, 2018.
SPARK is produced by Prospect and is Calgary’s largest and longest running visual arts festivals for artists pan-disability.
With more submissions than any year before, the 2018 festival takes place over 3 floors of the cSPACE King Edward building, and includes a panel discussion at the RGO Treehouse.
Festival Panel Discussion & Reception
Thursday, December 6
• Panel Discussion 6-7pm: cSPACE King Edward RGO Treehouse
• Reception 7-8pm: Studio C Gallery
Click HERE to download the action-packed program, and HERE for exciting updates on the festival website.
Looking forward to celebrating disability pride with you!
Schlumberger & Prospect - Empowering Veterans Through Employment
On November 14th, Prospect and Schlumberger collaborated to deliver the Effective Strategy Session called Empowering Veterans Through Employment at the Marriott in downtown Calgary. The event was well attended by several of Prospect’s employer partners and featured two panels of speakers. The first panel was comprised of leaders from BMO, Nutrien, Katerra, CP Rail, Chevron and Schlumberger, who discussed best practices for including candidates with military experience in the workforce. The second panel included Canadian, American and British Veterans, who talked about their experience transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce.
A special thanks to Nick Tran and Celine Gerson from Schlumberger for their tremendous collaboration and the very generous $15K donation to our military employment programs, Forces@WORK and BaseToBusiness.
Prospect Co-Sponsors Diversity & Inclusion Award
Left to right: Alexi! Representatives of award-winner Versett. Sean Crump from Universal Access.
Prospect, together with Universal Access, co-sponsored the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Leader Award at this year’s Be Local Awards, November 14th at River Café.
The Be Local Awards were established by REAP, a not-for-profit association for locally owned businesses that care about the community and the environment. (REAP stands for Respect for the Earth and All People.)
This year’s first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Leader award recognizes an organization that values the perspectives and contributions of all people and incorporates diverse needs, assets and insight into the design and implementation of universal and inclusive programs.
Inclusive organizations recruit and retain diverse staff to reflect the composition of the communities they serve and create work environments to support their inclusive hiring policies. 2018 winner Versett was selected for its commitment to promoting empathetic practices and inclusive employment strategies both within its own office and beyond, through public sharing of its own research.
To learn more about REAP visit www.belocal.org
Downtown West Community Association Mural Project
Prospect’s contribution to the DWCA mural project is nearly complete. We've finished our first large scale mural on Cambrooks College and are thrilled to have been able to bring a pop of color and life to this downtown corner.
Thank you to all of the Prospect Art Facilitators who contributed their painting and design skills, the Prospect clients who braved the cold start in October to paint, Fineline Company Ltd. for the scaffolding, Cambrooks College for providing us with a great blank canvas and the DWCA for giving us this exciting opportunity. If you’re in the area, go stop by! Stay tuned for our second mural installment on Cambrooks College coming this Spring 2019.