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we bring art to everyday life 

DJ performing in a darkly lit interior
CreeAsian performing, photo by Girl Named Shirl Photography


Through their art form and discipline of choice, our artists-in-residence share their creative vision of our city and hold a mirror up to life in Edmonton.

Councillor Sarah Hamilton (top right) with 2024 Edmonton Arts Prizes primary winners (l to r): Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Kyle Thomas (accepting Film Prize behalf of Cody Lightning), Kelsey Stephenson and HAIDEE. Photo by Christy Dean Photography

Edmonton Arts Prizes

The Edmonton Arts Prizes celebrate artists from a range of art forms and practices, recognizing their work, and investing in their continued experimentation and creation.

Woman with a black hat and red hair performing a magic act.
Magician and circus artist Jay Flair. Photo by Levi Manchak.

Community programming

Edmonton is an arts city, filled with exciting experiences for audiences and artists alike. No matter what area of the city you live in, or what kind of activities you and your family are into, you can find ways to join the Edmonton Arts Council in your community.

Photo by Owen Armstrong

Poet Laureate

An ambassador for the literary arts, the poet laureate reflects life in our city through poetry, bringing art to the everyday.