Release Date: September 15, 2004
Media Contact: James Duggleby
Phone: (306) 585-5439
Fax: (306) 585-4997
Conference emphasizes the quality of life within city planning
The Faculty of Fine Arts is presenting the Realizing the Creative City Conference from October 13-15 at the Riddell Centre, University of Regina.

The conference – held in tandem with the Creative Cities Network annual both a local and national forums. The Realizing the Creative City conference aims to focus public attention on the creative potential of the arts community in the City of Regina, and to negotiate the hurdles to realizing a creative and sustainable urban environment for the benefit of all its citizens. Organizers hope to foster a collaborative environment to create a dialogue, tackling complex issues, emphasizing the quality of life within city planning.

One of the major goals of The Realizing the Creative City Conference is to re-conceptualize the role of culture in the function and planning of the city. The conference is a forum for the presentation of projects and ideas, which dissect the relationship of culture in the city. This dialogue is meant to create a shared vision and support the planning processes of the municipal, provincial and federal partners as well as the culture producers and private sector within the city. Special events include:

  • Bus Tour – The Queen City: Branding Regina – hosted by Randal Rogers and Rachelle Viader Knowles (Oct. 13, 12:30 p.m., bus departs main doors of Riddell Centre)
  • Jim Garrard, Executive Director of the Toronto Arts Council: Opening Address (Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Shu-Box Theatre, Riddell Centre)
  • Tim Jones, Artscape: Keynote Speaker (Oct. 14, 7 p.m., University Theatre, Riddell Centre)
  • Regina Cultural Summit: A Public Forum (Oct. 14, 1:30 p.m., Shu-Box Theatre.
  • many other panels, receptions, gallery openings, films etc. over the course of the conference

See for a full schedule and notes on special events. The conference is free and everyone is welcome!

For more information contact Kathleen Irwin (306) 585-5519 and Rory MacDonald (306) 337-2226.