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Edmonton Arts Council Hosts Free Public Art Picnics

For the second year in a row, Edmonton Arts Council is hosting three free neighbourhood Public Art Picnics. Taking place from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sundays August 12, August 26, and September 9, each Public Art Picnic offers all-ages programming including live entertainment, art activities, and summer treats. Food trucks will be on site at all events for guests to purchase food and drinks from, or guests can bring their own picnics (August 2018).

Royden Mills's Resonant Progression Honoured today by Public Art Network Year in Review

Americans for the Arts today honored 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2017 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled this morning at Americans for the Arts' Annual Convention in Denver. This is the 17th year that Americans for the Arts has recognized public art works.

Resonant Progression, created by Edmonton sculptor Royden Mills, consists of three sculptures placed in conceptually linked sites throughout Terwillegar Park. The sculptural components link the viewer with the site's history and the sounds of nature, while offering an invitation to slow down and immerse in time and nature's tempo. (June 2018)

#HappyWall art installation comes to Sir Winston Churchill Square

Happy Wall, an internationally-loved pixel art installation, will help keep Sir Winston Churchill Square as a hub of activity for people while the area is impacted by the Valley Line LRT development and other rehabilitation projects. (May 2018)

Edmonton Arts Council recognizes outstanding local artists

Tonight the Edmonton Arts Council, City of Edmonton and Edmonton Community Foundation will recognize the 2017 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards. (February 2018)

The Edmonton Waste Management Centre welcomes their first Artist-in-Residence, Leanne Olson

The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Arts Council launched the call for the first artist residency at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre in September 2017, and received over 25 applications for the opportunity. The project is guided by The Art of Living, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council’s joint cultural plan—one of its major recommendations was the establishment of expanded artist-in-residence projects, particularly within City departments. (February 2018)

Public Art and Artists Announced for the Valley Line LRT

The Edmonton Arts Council and City of Edmonton announced the 14 public artworks for the Valley Line Southeast LRT today at City Hall. The artworks are commissioned through Edmonton's Percent for Art policy. Four Edmonton artists, and three additional Alberta artists, were selected as well as two Indigenous artist teams, and one international artist. (January 2018)

#YEGCanvas returns for a third art-venturous year

#YEG's favourite interactive, transitory public art exhibition returns to the city's streets and LRT tracks for a third inventive year. #YEGCanvas, featuring 45 new artworks by 43 Edmonton artists will brighten billboards and posters from November 2017 until April 2018. The initiative is presented through a partnership between the Edmonton Arts Council and Pattison Outdoor Advertising. (November, 2017)

Meet Resonant Progression by Edmonton's Royden Mills

Edmonton is invited to meet Resonant Progression, the newest addition to our Public Art Collection. The interactive sculptural installation by Edmonton artist Royden Mills is now installed in Terwillegar Park's off-leash area. The artwork was commissioned for the Terwillegar Footbridge via the City of Edmonton's Percent for Art policy. (August, 2017)

Award for Edmonton and area artists doubles for 2017

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, and the 20th year of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) Award, the Eldon and Anne Foote Fund has made a one-time contribution to increase the 2017 EATF pool to $150,000. The addition of the Foote investment, through Edmonton Community Foundation, will allow the EAC to award $15,000 to ten exceptional, local artists. (July 2017)

New Art to Encounter in Borden Park

Eleven artworks, spanning more than 30 years of artmaking by four of Edmonton's most prolific women sculptors, invite park users to "stumble upon art" in Edmonton's historic Borden Park. The works, by Sandra Bromley, Kasie Campbell, Agnieszka Koziarz, and Susan wen Kagan, are part of the Borden Park Temporary Sculpture Loan Program. The program presents temporary sculptural exhibitions that are rotated every two years. The program was initiated in 2014, with the inaugural exhibition extended into 2017. The new sculptures will be on display until summer 2019. (June 2017)

Ahmed ‘Knowmadic’ Ali named Edmonton’s seventh Poet Laureate

On July 1, 2017, Ahmed Ali will become Edmonton’s newest Poet Laureate. The award-winning poet, also known as ‘Knowmadic’, is a full-time writer, actor, comedian, public speaker and youth worker who inspires with his dynamic, thought-provoking and humorous poetry. (June 2017)

Destiny Swiderski's Amiskwacîw Wâskâyhkan îhtâwin is Honored Today by Public Art Network Year in Review 

WASHINGTON, DC -Americans for the Arts today honors 49 outstanding public arts projects created in 2016 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by a jury from 325 entries representing communities across the country, the roster of winning projects was unveiled at Americans for the Arts' 2017 Annual Convention in San Francisco. (June 2017)

Edmonton seeks seventh Poet Laureate

Edmonton Public Library, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council have put out the call for Edmonton’s seventh Poet Laureate. 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. (April 2017)

Edmonton Arts Council recognizes outstanding local artists

Tonight the Edmonton Arts Council recognizes the 2016 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund  awards. (February 2017)

Artist David Garneau to Create 400 Paintings for Edmonton's Tawatinâ Bridge

Canadian Métis artist David Garneau is the commissioned artist for Edmonton's Tawatinâ Bridge. The bridge will link the south side and downtown portions of the Valley Line LRT. The Request for Proposals asked Canadian Indigenous artists to submit their ideas for the Percent for Art project that will accompany the bridge. Garneau was chosen from a shortlist of three artists to complete the $295,000 commission. The artwork will consist of more than 400 panels installed on the ceiling of the pedestrian walkway under the LRT tracks. Each will be shaped and painted to refer to Indigenous aspects of the region.(January 2017)

Skate into the New Year at City Hall

Looking for free opportunities to start your New Year on the right foot? The Edmonton Arts Council has got you covered with free skating, big band tunes, and swinging moves! (December 2016)

#YEGCanvas, Edmonton's urban art exhibition returns for another year!

Edmonton's award-winning urban art exhibition, #YEGCanvas, returns to enliven Edmonton's cityscape with 45 new artworks by 38 Edmonton artists from November 2016 until April 2017. Developed by the Edmonton Arts Council in partnership with Pattison Outdoor Advertising, #YEGCanvas; a citywide billboard and LRT station-based art exhibition, features art spanning a diversity of genres and disciplines including digital media, ceramics, photography, watercolour, acrylic, drawing, and fine craft.  (November 2016)

Sparks and art fly at Rogers Place

A dramatic public art installation takes place on Monday, October 24, when welders, a crane operator, and an artist team gather for the final installation of Essential Tree at Rogers Place. The artwork, created by realities:united, is a representation of the abstract trees used by architects in their design models, and soars 14.5 metres above the arena's North West Plaza. (October, 2016)

The 104th Street Urban Village Welcomes Destiny Swiderski’s “Amiskwaciw
Wâskâyhkan Ihtâwin” with a Community Celebration

Edmonton - All are welcome to join the 104th Street community and the Edmonton Arts Council for a picnic celebration to officially welcome Destiny Swiderski’s installation to Michael Phair Park. (September, 2016)

Urban Mural Takes Shape at Rogers Place

Edmonton - Painting began today on a vibrant new mural adjacent to Rogers Place Community Rink. The artwork will be painted on the LRT Vent located at 105 Avenue and 102 Street. Pillars of the Community, created by former Edmontonians Layla Folkmann & Lacey Jane, will be completed with the assistance of a team of paid youth artists from Boyle Street Community Services. (September, 2016)

Official unveiling of Rogers Place signature public art

The signature public artwork for the City-owned Rogers Place was officially unveiled today. Canadian artist Alex Janvier's Tsą Tsą Ke K'e - Iron Foot Place, an intricate tiled mosaic set in the floor of Ford Hall in Rogers Place, is the largest of four pieces of public art chosen to complement the new building. (September, 2016)

Explore the transformation of language at Jessie Beier’s Trailing in World Behind

In Jessie Beier's final exhibition as Artist-in-Residence at ASSIST Community Services Centre, a community centre that provides diversified services to newcomers and their families, Trailing the World Behind documents a collaborative writing experiment that pursues the disintegration of written text, through the processes of (mis)translation, (mis)interpretation, and technological intervention. (July 2016)

Community Arts grants invest in inclusiveness, diversity and mentorship

Alberta Avenue’s multicultural business owners share their stories on film; free contemporary dance classes activate Boyle-McCauley; inner city youth perforate the sonic soundscape with a compilation of songs recorded at CJSR. These, and eight other projects, have received funding from the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Community Foundation, ensuring that Edmonton will experience inclusive community art over the next year. (July 2016)

International Public Art Commission Announced for Edmonton’s North East Transit Garage

Thorsten Goldberg's53º30'N is the selected artwork for Edmonton's North East Transit Garage. The work will be mounted on the lanterns crowning the building. 53º30'N is a collection of topographic models of mountain-landscapes from different parts of the world, which are on the same latitude as Edmonton. (July 2016)

Edmonton Arts Council appoints Sanjay Shahani as next executive director

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is pleased to announce that Sanjay Shahani will lead the organization as its next executive director. Mr. Shahani is an arts administrator, filmmaker and theatre producer from Toronto, whose career in the arts has spanned over 25 years (May 2016).

Celebrate Star Wars Day with free lightsaber training at Churchill Square

Do you have what it takes to protect Churchill Square from the dark side of the force? In a galaxy not so far away, the Edmonton Arts Council’s (EAC) Happenings on the Square will honour Star Wars Day with a free celebration of all things Star Wars! On May the Fourth, channel your inner Jedi and stop by Churchill Square as we kick off the first night of lightsaber training with instructor Janine Waddell-Hodder (April 2016).

Indigenous Art Tells Edmonton's Story - Artworks Unveiled for Indigenous Art Park

Six artworks symbolizing Edmonton’s rich Indigenous history were unveiled with the help of Mayor Don Iveson, Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Grand Chief Tony Alexis and Métis Nation of lberta President Audrey Poitras.

Canadian Indigenous artists Mary Anne Barkhouse, Marianne Nicholson, Jerry Whitehead, Duane inklater, Amy Malbeuf, and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge were selected to create artworks for the ndigenous Art Park to be located within Queen Elizabeth Park. The artworks celebrate Edmonton’s hared history with Indigenous peoples, and tell the story of this place
(April 2016).

Spring Break on the Square

Beat Spring Break boredom! From noon to 4:00 pm, March 28 to April 1, the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) will be filling Sir Winston Churchill Square with family fun for spring break. EAC’s Happenings on the Square will host free, drop-in activities for children of all ages and interests.  (March 2016).

Edmonton Arts Council recognizes outstanding local artists

Tonight the Edmonton Arts Council will recognize the work of our recently retried Executive Director, Paul Moulton, and the 2015 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards. (February 2016).

Jessie Beier joins ASSIST Community Services Centre as Artist in Residence

Local artist, educator, and program developer Jessie Beier is beginning her six-month term as artist-in-residence at ASSIST Community Services Centre’s Head Office. The Edmonton Arts Council as part of the City of Edmonton’s Art of Living cultural plan sponsors this artist-in-residence initiative. (January 2016)

#YEG artists make the city their gallery

#YEGCANVAS, a new transitory public art initiative, turns Edmonton into an urban art gallery. From December 2015 to May 2016, LRT posters and billboards around the city will feature artwork by Edmonton's emerging, multicultural, and Indigenous artists and artisans. (December 2015)

Edmonton Arts Council executive director announces retirement

Edmonton Arts Council executive director Paul Moulton announced his retirement today, November 9, 2015. Paul Moulton has held the position at the Edmonton Arts Council since April 2013, and has contributed extensively to the organization’s success in that time. (November 2015)

Have yourself a merry little TIX-mas

Meet local artists at TIX on the Square’s annual TIX-mas Party! On Saturday, November 21, local TIX artists will be in store creating fabulous artworks and answering all your questions. Enjoy hot apple cider, hot chocolate, festive treats and cookies from Bloom while you shop. (November 2015)

City of Edmonton approves funding of 46 artistic projects

Today, the City of Edmonton invested in a documentary that captures the dying art of aural piano tuning, a photographic series exploring our urban landscape using a historical process called Bromoil photography, and one local musician’s participation in a viola master class in Austria. These are just a few of the 46 total projects the City of Edmonton has approved to support artists and their work in our community. (November 2015)

Edmonton invests in diverse collaborations through Community Arts

An outdoor mural engages the community surrounding a south side church, a theatre project explores eight unique communities, and Indigenous youth express themselves through performance with the guidance of professional Indigenous artists. These are just a few of the 11 projects the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Community Foundation have recently invested in to support collaborative and inclusive community art-making. (October 2015)

Free family fun with Scare on the Square

Get into costume and visit Churchill Square to celebrate a spooky good time this Halloween. From noon to four, Scare on the Square will host free activities for the whole family to enjoy. Check out Ron Pearson’s mind-blowing illusions and his Headless Terror above TIX on the Square. See your favourite local acts transform into international superstars: Billie Zizi as my Winehouse, The Almighty Turtlenecks as Wings, and Lucas Chaisson as Elvis. Carve a jack-o-lantern with the help of the Sculptors' Association of Alberta, explore mazes, go trick-or-treating at the City Market, take in a story on a wagon ride… and discover so much more! (October 2015)

Acclaimed artists Rebecca Belmore and Osvaldo Yero to present in Edmonton

Soaring 18 feet within the Quarters, Wild Rose references both a flower and a tree, placing it within Indigenous history and contemporary reality. The sparkling sculpture is the creation of Aboriginal artist Rebecca Belmore and Cuban artist Osvaldo Yero. The artists will speak about the concept and journey of Wild Rose at a free presentation over light refreshments, at the Boyle Street Plaza on October 8 at 7:00 pm. (September 2015)

North East Transit Garage finalists announced

Six finalists for the North East Transit Garage (NETG) public art call have been selected from amongst more than 140 applications. The artists are: Cecil Balmond, Thorsten Goldberg, Jacek Jarnuszkiewicz, Ned Kahn, Albert Paley, and realties:united. The public is invited to visit svy.mk/1MDgk3X until September 2nd to learn more about the artists and provide feedback on their short proposals. (August 2015)

Artists sought for Edmonton's first curated Aboriginal Art Park

Professional Aboriginal artists from across Canada are invited to submit their portfolios and letters of intent to the Aboriginal Art Park call for Expressions of Interest - the call is open until September 28, 2015. The City of Edmonton's Aboriginal Art Park will be located in upper Queen Elizabeth Park, north of the former Queen Elizabeth Pool site. (August 2015)

YEG artists invited to submit their proposals to #YEGCANVAS!

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), in partnership with Pattison Outdoor Advertising, presents an exciting opportunity for Edmonton artists. #YEGCANVAS is a citywide billboard and LRT station-based art exhibition. Emerging, Aboriginal and multicultural artists, craftspeople and artisans residing in the greater Edmonton region are invited to submit their images for inclusion in this inaugural project. Selected artists will be paid $500 per image - artworks may be created expressly for this call, or artists may submit images of pre-existing works.

Three public art concepts for Rogers Place unveiled

The Edmonton Arts Council and City of Edmonton unveiled the concepts for the three final public artworks that will be created for Rogers Place. The pieces were selected through an international, national and local call for artists, and join the artwork by Alex Janvier announced earlier this year to complete the series of four pieces of public art for Rogers Place. The three artworks are: Essential Tree by realities:united (Berlin), Skater's Arch by Douglas Bentham (Saskatoon), and Figures in Motion by Al Henderson (Edmonton). (July 2015)

Celebrate Canada Day with Lights and Music at the High Level Bridge

From Wes Dakus to the Wet Secrets... Jason Kodie and Scott Peters illuminate the historic High Level Bridge with lights, motion, and five decades of Edmonton music and musical artists on Canada Day. Edmontunes: a musical mosaic begins at 10:50pm and culminates in the City of Edmonton's annual fireworks display. The soundscape will be broadcast via CKUA online or at 94.9 FM. Scott Peters and Jason Kodie are well known to Edmontonians as members of the iconic band, Captain Tractor, and as key members of the city's lively and diverse cultural community. The team was commissioned, through the Edmonton Arts Council 2015 Transitory Public Art Call, to create dynamic programming for Light the Bridge. (June 2015)

Pierrette Requier named Edmonton’s sixth Poet Laureate

On July 1, 2015, Pierrette Requier will become Edmonton’s newest Poet Laureate. Requier is a bilingual, Franco-Albertan poet whose work bridges English and French; over the past two decades Requier has been an enthusiastic force within Edmonton’s literary community. (June 2015)

Edmonton’s Vaulted Willow honoured today by Public Art Network Year in Review

WASHINGTON, DC, June 11, 2015 - Americans for the Arts, the USA’s leading non-profit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, honours 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014 through the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across North America and were recognized today at Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago. (June 2015)

Edmonton hosts gathering of prairie Indigenous artists

From May 27 to 29, 2015, the Edmonton Arts Council will host a three-day symposium for Indigenous artists, prairie art organizations and funding bodies. Channeling Connections brings together representatives from visuals arts, theatre, dance, film, customary arts and new media to expand artistic frontiers and understanding of contemporary Indigenous arts practices. (May 2015)

Edmonton seeks sixth Poet Laureate

Edmonton Public Library, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council have put out the call for Edmonton’s sixth Poet Laureate. 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. (April 2015)

North East Transit Garage Public Art Call Announced

The Edmonton Arts Council has issued a Public Art Call to Edmonton, Canadian, and international artists. The total commission is $1 million for a signature artwork to be installed adjacent to the future North East Transit Garage. Interested artists are invited to submit their qualifications and letters of intent to the Edmonton Arts Council by 4:30 p.m. on May 19, 2015. (April 2015)

Alex Janvier named as signature artist for Rogers Place public art

Internationally acclaimed artist Alex Janvier is the signature artist for the Rogers Place Winter Garden. The artwork, Tsątsąke k'e (Iron Foot Place), evokes the Edmonton landscape and honours its continuing legacy as a meeting place. Janvier was selected from a prequalified list of Canadian and international artists to create an immense artwork for Edmonton's newest public space. Janvier will translate his painting into a 150 m2 tile mosaic to be inset in the Winter Garden floor. (March 2015)

Spring Break on the Square!

From noon to 4:00 pm, March 30 to April 3, the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) will be filling Sir Winston Churchill Square with family fun for spring break. EAC’s Happenings on the Square will host free, drop-in activities for children of all ages and interests. (March 2015)

Edmonton artists to create brilliant concepts for Light the Bridge

Two outstanding Edmonton artists, Scott Peters and Jason Kodie, been commissioned, through the 2015 Transitory Public Art Call, to create dynamic programming for Light the Bridge. They are well known to Edmontonians as members of the iconic band, Captain Tractor, and as key members of the city’s lively and diverse cultural community. (March 2015)

Edmonton Arts Council recognizes outstanding local artists

The Edmonton Arts Council is hosting a recognition event for the 2014 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards. Presenters include Mayor Don Iveson and Alex Draper, Donor Grants Associate of the Edmonton Community Foundation. (February 2015)

Swing into 2015 with Swing 'n' Skate at City Hall

On Sunday, January 4th, from 1:00-4:00 pm, Edmonton’s big band veterans The Trocadero Orchestra will kick off this year’s Swing ‘n’ Skate series at City Hall. Joined by local hep-cats the Sugar Swing Dance Club, this free weekly event is sure to put the boogie-woogie in your step! (December 2014)

EmcArts selects twenty local arts groups for innovative training program

Twenty local arts and culture organizations have been selected to take part in New Pathways, a training and immersion program led by arts consulting agency EmcArts. Over the next three years, participating organizations will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the industry, develop leadership and community engagement skills, and learn adaptive and innovative solutions to their challenges via workshops, forums, webinars, an in-depth train the trainer program, and more (November 2014).

Word on the Square? Litfest and the Edmonton Arts Council team up to serve literature at lunch

Litfest and the Edmonton Arts Council will launch a partnership to promote local authors in Edmonton. Homegrown authors of different literary genres will read and discuss their work as part of Edmonton Arts Council’s Happenings programming on Churchill Square. A host will accompany the authors to mediate a discussion between the writer and the public audience. Word on the Square begins Tuesday, September 30, and runs the following three Tuesdays from 12-1pm (September 2014).

City of Edmonton invests in 10 projects to pair artists with diverse communities

A video production workshop for at-risk youth, an artist residency in the inner city focused on self-expression through hip hop, and an interactive theatre project pairing persons with developmental disabilities with professional theatre, dance and music artists. These are just a few of the projects the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Community Foundation have recently invested in to support collaborative and inclusive community art-making (July 2014).

Breaking hip hop stereotypes and building community: local CypherWild weekly event brings in special guests

Iconic hip hop photographer and activist Ernie Paniccioli joins Edmonton Art Council’s weekly CypherWild, an all-ages community gathering bringing hip hop culture to the city core through live DJs, mixes, open invitation breakdancing (though all dance/music elements and styles) and street art (July 2014). 

Grants going out to nine new festivals and eight celebrations

With City Council’s approval, nine festivals have just received funding through our Festival Seed grant for new and emerging festivals. Add that to the 31 festivals we recently funded through the Festival Operating grant stream, and the eight one-day events funded through our Celebrations grant, and it’s safe to say that Edmonton can expect a whole lot of fun in 2014 (May 2014).

Spring into the Square!

On Thursday, May 1st, from 6:00-9:00pm, the Edmonton Arts Council will launch the 2014 Happenings daily programming in Sir Winston Churchill Square. The season kicks off with the return of our Thursday night Cypher Wild featuring DJ Creeasian, just one of the many free events to be offered in the Square on a weekly basis (April 2014).

Alberta Aboriginal Arts presents the The Legacy of Living Together

Edmonton’s Aboriginal Arts Community welcomes the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission in a “Local meets National” Cultural Tribute (March 2014).

Edmonton Arts Council Recognizes 2013 Arts Award Recipients

The Edmonton Arts Council is hosting a recognition event for the 2013 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards. Presenters include Mayor Don Iveson and Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO of the Edmonton Community Foundation (January 2014).

Swing into the New Year at City Hall

On Sunday, January 5th, from 1:00-4:00 pm, Edmonton’s big band veterans The Trocadero Orchestra will kick off this year’s Swing ‘n’ Skate series at City Hall. Joined by local hep-cats the Sugar Swing Dance Club, this free weekly event open to the public is sure to put the boogie-woogie in your step! (January 2014)

City invests in 50 new creative works by Edmonton artists

Fifty Edmontonians are receiving Project Grants for Individual Artists through the City of Edmonton’s Community Investment Program this week. The investments will help the artists move ahead with their creative projects, whether by investing in the material costs required to research, create, complete or present a new work, attend a class, or other assistance needed in order to develop their craft (November 2013).

“Magnetic Reconnection” wins the 2013 Edmonton Film Prize

The second annual Edmonton Film Prize was awarded Thursday to Kyle Armstrong of Dropper59 Productions for his film “Magnetic Reconnection” (September 2013).

Edmonton Arts Council Celebrates a New Mural by En Masse

En Masse is in Edmonton to create a mural on the walls of the 97 Avenue Underpass spanning the trolley tracks running parallel to 109 Street, The permanent mural will be unveiled on September 12, 2013. (September 2013)

Art Imitates Nature at Ramble in the Bramble

Ten artists, seven installations, plus one park equals the ultimate nature walk! Ramble in the Bramble, a transitory public art installation presented by the Edmonton Arts Council inhabits Whitemud Creek Park September 6 – 27, 2013. (August 2013)

Open Source Street Art Comes to Edmonton

The Open Source Street Art Pilot program launches today in Edmonton. The two-year street art pilot, developed by the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council, will allow local artists to legally practise their street art in two locations (Tweddle Place Tennis Building and Whyte Avenue Tire Craft Building) without fear of criminal prosecution. Considered to be evolving community works of art, the street art walls will continually change as street artists and the general public paint and repaint the surfaces.(August 2013)

Community Arts Program emphasizes collaboration, inclusiveness and diversity

A theatrical exploration of gender-based violence and survivorship among first generation Canadian women, a literary workshop to create and compile a book of stories in Spanish and English, and a collaborative project pairing print artists with people with developmental disabilities. These are just a few of the projects the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Community Foundation have recently invested in to support collaborative and inclusive community art-making (July 2013).

Mary Pinkoski named Edmonton’s fifth Poet Laureate

On July 1, 2013, Mary Pinkoski will become Edmonton’s newest Poet Laureate. Pinkoski is a dynamic spoken word performer who has traveled throughout North America to represent Edmonton’s poetry scene, where she has been active as a poet for nearly a decade (June 2013). 

Public Art Lights Up Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Soleil de Nuit, one of the newest additions to Edmonton's Public Art Collection is now fully functional and illuminating the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre (June 2013). 

Mayor Stephen Mandel to proclaim June 10, 2013, “John Mahon Day”

After 17 years with the Edmonton Arts Council, Executive Director John Mahon is leaving the organization. To thank John for his dedication to supporting and promoting Edmonton’s arts community, Mayor Mandel will proclaim June 10, 2013, to be John Mahon Day in the City of Edmonton (June 2013).

Media Advisory :: Soleil de Nuit to be installed at Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

INstallation of the newest addition to Edmonton's Public Art Collection has just started at Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre. It will continue through June 10, 2013.

More than 100 arts organizations receive investments through the Edmonton Arts Council

The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council have just invested in 108 not-for-profit arts organizations that produce and perform artistic works for the benefit of all Edmontonians. The distribution of the Edmonton Arts Council’s Arts Operating Grants marks the most significant investment that the City makes in the arts annually (June 2013).

Edmonton Artist's Design for Capital Boulevard a Success

Decorative glass finials by Edmonton glass artist Keith Walker will adorn light standards along Capital Boulevard in 2014. Walker recently completed a test install of his blown glass design. Over the next year he will fabricate up to 204 individual components by hand (May 2013).

City of Edmonton invests in sixteen new festivals and seven local celebrations

Edmontonians love to come together and celebrate, and with investments from the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council through the Community Investment Program’s Festival Seed and Celebrations grants, we now have more than 20 new and emerging festivals and celebratory events to look forward to in 2013 (May 2013).

Edmonton seeks 5th Poet Laureate

Edmonton Public Library, the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council have put out the call for Edmonton’s fifth Poet Laureate. (April 2013)

Edmonton and Toronto Arts Councils co-host summit

The Edmonton Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council will co-host a summit of 50 leaders from Canada’s arts sector, on April 24 and 25 in Edmonton, addressing the topic ‘How do we speak for the arts in Canada today?’ (April 2013)

Edmonton Arts Council appoints Paul Moulton as next executive director

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is pleased to announce that Paul Moulton will lead the organization as its next executive director. (April 2013)

Edmonton supports more than thirty established festivals

Edmonton is set to continue its reign as Canada’s festival city this year, with support from the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) through the Community Investment Program Festival Operating Grant. (April 2013)

Edmonton Arts Council delivers five-year update on the Art of Living

The Art of Living, a 10-year plan for securing the future of arts and heritage in Edmonton, is now at its midway point. To mark the occasion, the Edmonton Arts Council delivered an update to the community on the plan’s recommendations and progress. (February 2013)

Art to Cruise Communities on Waste Collection Vehicles

The Edmonton Arts Council unveiled the first of several colourful, art-wrapped waste collection vehicles going into service on city streets.(August 2012)

Ten-day Transitory Art Exhibition Begins in The Quarters Downtown

The Edmonton Arts Council is pleased to announce the launch of Dirt City : Dream City, a transitory art exhibition being held from July 20-30 in The Quarters Downtown. (July 2012)

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New! Online Gallery: City of Edmonton Public Art Collection

Edmonton Arts Council is pleased to announce the launch of an online gallery of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection. (May 2012)

A Celebration of TIX on the Square and EAC Happenings on Churchill Square

Churchill Square will be the place to be Saturday afternoon with a ‘season sampler’ of performances and activities directed by recent initiatives by the Edmonton Arts Council. (May 2012) 

Edmonton Arts Council Announces Anthology of Edmonton Poets Laureate

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of Edmonton City Council, has produced a new collection, 'Writing the City:Poets Laureate of Edmonton, 2005-2013'. (April 2012)

Edmonton Arts Council Recognizes 2011 Arts Award Recipients

Recognition event for the 2011 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards. (March 2012)    

Inagural Edmonton Film Prize Announced

The award is sponsored and administered jointly by the Edmonton Film Commission and the Edmonton Arts Council (Jan.2012)

Start off the New Year with a Siss Boom Bang!

Sunday Swing 'n' Skate opens Jan. 8 with Trocadero Orchestra, City Hall (Jan.2012)

New Public Artwork adds stature to City Collection

Talus Dome will take shape over the next two weeks (October 2011)

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