Why We Exist
The arts are an integral part of who we are. Storytelling connects us all, dissolves our differences and breaks down barriers, so that we can find aspects of ourselves in others, and of others in ourselves. Our stories are important to Calgary, which is why we are committed to creating and sharing the narratives that shape us. We use storytelling mediums and artistic endeavours to inspire thoughtful conversations that educate and strengthen communities and institutions.
“I like the full immersion experience at Fairy Tales. After days and days of watching queer film, the world outside the cinema seems altered. Heterosexuality appears odd and a little out of place, and walking home I have the slightly disorienting feeling that I have slipped into another dimension.” – Kevin Allen, long-time patron, former board member.
We use storytelling mediums to humanize social justice issues through a queer lens and provide opportunities for learning, community, and celebration in Calgary and Alberta.