Hello. I’m Peter Hemminger, a writer, editor, cultural worker and arts advocate currently based in Calgary, Alberta. My primary interest is contributing to a more open, collaborative and idiosyncratic culture. Sometimes that’s meant sharing art with wider audiences, engaging in conversations around arts and cultural policy, or creating spaces and situations where people are able to learn, connect and express themselves. If you have any projects that you think might spark an interesting collaboration, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
My main gig at the moment is working as the executive director of the Quickdraw Animation Society, an award-winning charitable organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of animation, and I co-program the society’s annual Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival each November.
Outside of that, I write very occasional freelance pieces (mostly for Calgary-based independent journalism outlet The Sprawl, and have been branching out into research and consulting around arts and culture, on projects involving municipal arts policies and strategic advice for a provincial arts service organization.
Before Quickdraw, I was the Music and Film Editor at Fast Forward Weekly, an alternative weekly paper in Calgary, and have contributed pieces to a number of other publications. I’ve been actively involved in Calgary’s arts and culture community for over a decade. Among other roles, I host a weekly radio show on campus and community station CJSW 90.9FM, serve as President of the Calgary Underground Film Festival, and have been doing some freelance work around arts policy research for a local consultancy.
Feel free to look at my professional resume at the bottom of this page for more on any of that, or better still, reach out and contact me. These sorts of self-summaries are strange, and conversations are always more interesting.
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some recent work that I am proud of:
And less recently: