ACF11363

Help preserve the historic John Snow house

  • Submitted by:

    The New Gallery (TNG)

    Organization:

    The New Gallery (TNG)

    Location:

    915 18 Av SW, Calgary, AB

  • Idea Created:

    September 27, 2011

    Budget:

    0k - $50k (< 2014)

Overview:

The John Snow House is a provincially designated historic home built in 1912. The heritage value of the residence lies in its association with artist Dr. John Harold Thomas Snow, LL.D., R.C.A., A.S.A. (1911 – 2004) and its connection to the establishment and development of Calgary's Mount Royal district. Dr. Snow was a renowned Alberta artist, famed for introducing Alberta to the impulses and ideals of modern art. John Snow’s lifetime of accomplishment led to his induction to the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1996. The New Gallery wishes to revitalize this historic home with an Artist in Residence program which will serve a new generation of artists who would temporarily live, work an conduct outreach activities from the space. Nurturing the creative process by providing the time and space necessary for work without interruption, this unique program permits in-depth involvement in arts production. As the only live-in artist residency currently being offered in Calgary, it functions as a catalyst for learning and it’s inner city location fosters an enhanced awareness of the arts in society. By supporting this project you will preserve John Snow’s influential legacy will continue through The New Gallery’s programming in the house where he spent his most artistically productive years. Preserve the House; it's legacy, and future artists. **Vote for us.** Funds granted to TNG by the Aviva Insurance will provide us with the money needed to operate within this historic home. Even though the organization receives a substantial in-kind contribution from the building’s owner, TNG must still find $40,000 annually to cover all the facility, operational, and programming costs associated with running the John Snow House as an independent cultural facility. **http://thenewgallery.org** The New Gallery is a not for profit artist-run centre, which showcases and promotes innovative emerging and lesser-known artists whose work contributes to a social and political discourse. Operating since 1975, TNG has continually worked to advance the careers of some of Canada's best artists, curators, critics and art administrators while also being a strong catalyst for the growth of the overall artistic culture in Calgary.