Student discounts abound across Calgary, but only one program in the city gives University of Calgary students no-hassle, free entry to more than a dozen performing arts events over the school year: Claim Your Seat.
This year, Claim Your Seat is offering students free access to 16 performing arts events from the dance, drama, and music departments, along with all art exhibitions on campus. In the fall semester alone, students will be able to enjoy two drama productions and seven music performances covering jazz, classical, and contemporary repertoires.
Claim Your Seat, which is entering its third year, has launched a website. Students can find out which shows they have free entry to (by showing their UCID), learn more about the program, and read about research into the importance of the arts and creativity to education.
Claim Your Seat is unique to the University of Calgary, offering students a level of free access to arts events that is unheard of at most post-secondary institutions.
Not only does the program benefit students who attend the events, it also ensures students from the performing arts departments get the most out of their education. Performing and visual arts at the university go well beyond acting in a play, or painting a picture – the programs all have intense research components, of which a live audience is an essential part.
The first music performance of the year will be The Blackbird Sings: Music for Flute and Piano, on Saturday, September 17, featuring Christie Reside (flute) and Kathleen van Mourik (piano). The first drama performance of the year is Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka’s The Swamp Dwellers, opening October 25.
Read more about Claim Your Seat and if you have links to articles or research on the arts and creativity in education, please send them to email@example.com. Claim your seat is funded by Student's Union Quality Money.