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The Edmonton Arts Council has created several documents that offer a vision for arts and culture in Edmonton.



Connections & Exchanges: 2019 - 2029

Connections & Exchanges is Edmonton's 10-year arts and heritage plan. It seeks to infuse culture, arts, and heritage into every aspect of civic fabric, support cultural makers and interpreteres, and grow Edmonton's arts and heritage audiences.

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Art of Living

The Art of Living

The Art of Living was in effect from 2008 - 2018. It promoted Edmonton as an arts and cultural centre and encouraged recreational, cultural, artistic, and entertainment opportunities for all residents.

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Public Art Map

Public Art Master Plan

EDMONTON PUBLIC ART MAP is a Public Art Master Plan that was approved by Edmonton City Council in September 2008.

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TIX on the Square Promotions Toolkit

This tool-kit is a practical approach to getting ready to dive in and promote your event through a variety of tried-and-true techniques. 

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Audit of the Edmonton Arts Council's Programs & Offerings

Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) began a process to audit its practices and policies in the context of cultural diversity and sustainable support for the Aboriginal arts community. Since these audits were completed, and accepted by our board, the EAC has made considerable progress on a number of the recommendations.

Read the Cultural Diversity in the Arts Summary and Progress Report here arrow

Read the Aboriginal Arts Summary and Progress Report here arrow


Cultural Investment by the City of Edmonton, 2009-2012

Report prepared by Kelly Hill, of Hill Strategies Research Inc.

In 2013-2014, the Edmonton Arts Council participated in a study with Hill Strategies Research and six other Canadian municipalities of similar size/population (Edmonton, Richmond, Saskatoon, Windsor, Hamilton, Oakville, Halifax) to benchmark municipal investment in the arts, culture, and heritage, and to track variation in investment levels since 2009.

Read the full report online by clicking here.

Or download a pdf of the report here.

EAC History

EAC History 

The Development of the Edmonton Arts Council 
- A Case Study: Connecting communities through the arts

The creation of the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) was a long and, at times, annoyingly slow process but, in retrospect, that slow pace was ideal and resulted in a stronger, sturdier organization with amazingly solid support from all parts of the community.


Economic Impacts of "Arts and Culture" in the Greater Edmonton Region - 2005

The “Arts and Culture” community in Edmonton is an established and very vibrant part of Edmonton’s mosaic. This study provides an analysis of the economic/financial impacts that the “Arts and Culture” sector has on the economy of the Greater Edmonton Region.

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