About us


The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) is an arts council based in Calgary, Alberta. Founded in January 2019 with the purpose of connecting newcomer artists and creative professionals to the existing arts community in Calgary. We strive to provide resources and information that would help newcomer artists turn their passion and creativity into thriving careers or businesses.

ICAI actively encourages diversity of expression and culture through the creation of a safe and welcoming community hub where newcomer artists feel free to express their distinct cultural identities through their arts.

Mission

To inform, support, connect and establish newcomer artists.

Vision

To create an inclusive, safe and community for newcomer artists in Calgary

What We Do (Programs)

Provide specialized information and resources for newcomer artists.

Create free, inclusive and tailored networking events for newcomer artist practice

Provide support for artistic growth through career and business development strategies and mentorship.

Team Members


Toyin Oladele

Founder and Director


Adriana Cervantes

Communications and Community Outreach coordinator


Deniz Afshari

Administrative Coordinator


Elisa Benitas

Graphics Designer


Board


Dee Adekugbe

Board Chair


Marc LeBoeuf

Director


To join our team kindly send an email to info@icaionline.org indicating your area of interest with your resume.