For decades, people have been directed into either technical or creative streams, yet it is precisely at their intersection where ingenuity lives.
Beakerhead brings people together at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.
Year-round programming culminates in a five-day citywide spectacle with more than 60 events centred around delightfully bizarre engineered installations and artworks.
Who should attend? Everyone! It doesn't get any more inclusive than this. Social and cultural barriers, be gone.
145,000 people took part in 2017, with 2018 shaping up to be the biggest year yet!
Why? Because Creativity is Crucial.
When you throw open the doors to science and engineering through a welcoming world of art and entertainment, a lot can happen. Beakerhead's core purpose as a charity leads to outcomes that are important to individuals and society:
Beakerhead is a registered charity whose mandate is to advance education at the crossroads of art, science and engineering.
About Beakerhead's core values:
Beakerhead is honoured to be a platform for projects led by members of the community from all cultures.
When Canada150 funding was received to tell the story of the ups and downs of human ingenuity, Beakerhead embarked on a project that would embody hope. Beakerhead did not celebrate the arrival of settlers 150 years ago and the beginning of the near devastation of people that had lived here for thousands of years. Instead, in consultation with members of Indigenous community, it told a science story that is about human beings, not colonial history.
It is with a great deal of joy and respect that we stand behind the projects that make up Beakerhead. They are developed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous teams coming together, finding a new space between art and engineering, where everyone, of all cultures, genders and ages, feels welcome.
A Spectacle of Art, Science, Engineering. Open to All.
President and CEO, University of Calgary
President, Bluesky Equities Ltd
President and CEO, TELUS Spark
Managing Partner, Boston Consulting Group Calgary
Co-owner, Minhas Brewery and Distillery
CEO, Calgary Economic Development
Mary Anne Moser
President and Co-founder, Beakerhead
Owner, Timber Ridge Capital
Larry Shelley (Chair)
Managing Partner, Citrus Capital Partners