Who We Are

Calgary Queer Arts Society, formerly known as Fairy Tales Presentation Society, is a nonprofit organization located in Calgary, Alberta that exists to give voice to queer people and their stories. Historically, LGBTQ2A+ individuals have been suppressed, deprived of power, misrepresented and often overlooked by institutional support systems. We are committed to transforming this reality, and will continue to work passionately towards an inclusive future for all people.

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. 

VISION

A world where diverse queer stories are integrated, celebrated, and expected in our communities and institutions.

MISSION

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.


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OUR VALUES

Visionary Advocacy

Openness & Optimism

Informative & Engaging

Collaboration

Equity

 

OUR STAFF


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JAMES DEMERS

(Pronouns He/Him/His)
Executive Director
E: exec@fairytalesfilmfest.com

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ERIN JENKINS

(Pronouns She/Her)
Operations Manager
E: admin@fairytalesfilmfest.com

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REBECCA SCHOOTEN

(Pronouns She/Her/They/Theirs)
Administrative Intern

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Nolan Hill

(Pronouns He/Him)
Program Director, Coming Out Monologues YYC

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VERONICA REEVES

(Pronouns She/Her)
Technical Director

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HELEN YONG

(Pronouns She/Her)
Illustrator

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GLENN MIELKE

(Pronouns He/His)
Graphic Design and Print Layout

 

OUR PARTNERS

We work with countless organizations, but here are some of our closest partnerships.