In addition to our core activities, the Edmonton Arts Council supports a variety of projects that further our mandate of supporting and promoting the arts in Edmonton.
Located on the southwest corner of Churchill Square, TIX on the Square is a not-for-profit box office and gift shop owned and operated by the Edmonton Arts Council.
TIX supports Edmonton artists and artistic works through ticket sales and promotion of local events such as fundraisers, concerts and plays, festivals and lectures.
TIX is also a gift shop for locally made art and fine craft, including jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, books and music.
The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), in partnership with the City of Edmonton, programs activities and event Happenings in the Square for casual and day-to-day public use between major festivals and civic events.Read More
Edmonton’s Poet Laureate reflects the life of the city through readings of poetry, and, as an ambassador for the literary arts, the Laureate incorporates poetry into a range of official and informal city activities.
Edmonton’s current Poet Laureate is Pierrette Requier, a bilingual poet, performer, producer, mentor and emerging playwright. Requier has collaborated and performed across Alberta, Winnipeg, and Montreal. It has been said her work is truly une plume du Nord, du Far-Ouest, une langue de chez-nous/vous (her writing is penned in the language of the western/prairie soil).
The artist in residence program imbeds local artists into different areas in Edmonton to engage with the community - be it employees and visitors at the City Clerks office or the Edmonton Mennonite Centre For Newcomers.
The Edmonton Arts Council tumblr is where we highlight and celebrate the success stories of the many artists and community members that form the foundation of Edmonton’s arts scene.
Take the Poetry Route is a project that celebrates the work of poets and makes riding public transit a more enriching and pleasurable experience.
Arts Habitat is an initiative of the Edmonton Arts Council with a mandate to provide safe, affordable and appropriate living and working space for artists.
On May 27-29, 2015, the Edmonton Arts Council hosted a three-day gathering to connect Indigenous artists, prairie arts funding bodies and arts organizations to meet, discuss and learn about the challenges and opportunities within Indigenous arts communities.
On April 24 and 25, 2013, the Edmonton Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council hosted 42 artists, arts administrators, cultural policy and cultural planning academics, arts funders and arts advocates in Edmonton for two days of meetings to discuss a question: How do we speak for the arts in Canada today?
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