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 and immigrant artists and creative professionals to the existing arts community in Calgary. We strive to provide resources and information that would assist newcomer and immigrant 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 and immigrant artists feel free to express their distinct cultural identities through their arts.
To inform, support, connect and establish newcomer and immigrant artists.
To create an inclusive and safe community for newcomer and immigrant artists in Calgary
What We Do (Programs)
Provide specialized information and resources for newcomer and immigrant artists.
Create free, inclusive and tailored networking events for newcomer and immigrant artist practice
Provide support for artistic growth through career and business development strategies and mentorship.