The Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions is a collaboration between Calgary Arts Development and Mayor Naheed Nenshi. In consultation with business and cultural industry advisors, the event was developed as a new way of expanding the circle of Arts Champions in Calgary, building on the Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts' long history of bringing together the business and arts sectors. The Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions celebrates the transformative power of the arts, building momentum for the future.
The Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions is the continuation of a longstanding event established by the Calgary Professional Arts Alliance (CPAA) in 1993 to bring Calgary’s business and art sectors together in recognition of the important relationships that foster artistic achievement in Calgary. The Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts, and later the Mayor’s Evening for Business and the Arts, enjoyed support from each civic administration since their inception. From 1993 to 2010, the CPAA and the Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts recognized over 30 outstanding arts and business partnership and over 20 emerging, established and innovative Calgary artists.
The 2016 Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions took place on March 16, 2016.
For more information, visit mayorslunch.com.