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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.

Four people stand in a row, holding dried flower arrangements.
City prize winners, photo by Martin Kwame

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.

Wall Saying Hello in Green and Yellow Tiles in Churchill Square Edmonton
Happy Wall by Thomas Dambo in Churchill Square

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.