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Community Swing & Skate Saturdays 2019

Enjoy some cool winter fun! Go ice skating with free skate rentals, or enjoy live music and dance lessons with Sugar Swing Ballroom. Events are free and for all ages. Everyone is welcome; you do not need to be a member of the host neighbourhood/community league to attend. Concession available. All events are 12 pm - 4 pm. Skate rentals and skating begin at 12 pm and live music and dance lessons begin at 1 pm.


Swingin' City Sundays 2019

Jump and jive in City Hall! Enjoy free live music and dance lessons with Sugar Swing Ballroom every Sunday in January and February from 1 pm - 4 pm. All ages are welcome. No experience is required. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in. Please note that due to construction in Churchill Square there is no skating component. 

  • January 6: Trocadero Orchestra
  • January 13: The Billie Zizi Swing Band
  • January 20: Brad Shigeta's Swingtime Band
  • January 27: Salsa City Sunday with Manny Valencia Y Su Esquina and ETown Salsa
  • February 3: MacEwan University Big Band
  • February 10: Gateway Big Band
  • February 17: The Edmonton Swing Band
  • February 24: The Bullies of Basin Street 


Churchill Square

The Edmonton Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Edmonton, programs activities and events called Happenings in Sir Winston Churchill Square for casual and day-to-day public use. Since August 2011, EAC Churchill Square Happenings programmer Bob Rasko has produced a diverse schedule of offerings open to the public including: Sunday Swing 'n Skate, Live at Lunch, Cypher Wild, and Zumba on the Square.

>> Click here for more information about Happenings on the Square 


Community Events 

Check out our calendar of arts and culture events happening in the community. 



Writing Winning Proposals: How to Get That Grant!
Edmonton Arts Council's Director of Grants, Awards, and Support Programs will explain what grants are offered by the EAC and share tips and tricks to help you succeed in your grant applications.

  • January 26, 2019, 11 am - 12:30 pm
  • CARFAC Alberta Office & Project Space, 3rd Floor, 10215 - 112 St.
  • Free event. RSVP is required. Click here for more information.
  • The Myth of Cultural Non-Participation
    Many arts and cultural organizations spend a great deal of time, money and effort trying to ‘reach out’ to ‘cultural non-participants’. Yet do such people really exist? And even if they do, why is their ‘non-participation’ a problem that others should be worried about? In this highly interactive workshop, Dr. David Stevenson from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh will argue that cultural non-participation is an impossibility and that the identity of the cultural non-participant is a discursive construction; a construction that was initially created in eighteenth century Europe as part of the discursive constitution of ‘the arts’ as a discrete field of human practice. Hosted in partnership with MacEwan University's Arts and Cultural Management Program.

    • January 31, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Room 11-204, Feigel Conference Centre, Allard Hall, MacEwan University
    • No RSVP is required. Free event. All are welcome.
    Prepare for an active discussion in The World Cafe style with table group leaders:
    Dave Cunningham, Executive Director of Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA)
    Chantell Ghosh, Executive Director of Citadel Theatre
    Rose Ginther, Associate Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, MacEwan University
    Chris Radojewski, President of Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum Society
    Amber Rooke, Executive Artistic Director of The Works Art and Design Festival
    Sheri Sommerville, Executive Director of Ballet Edmonton
    David Turnbull, Director of Public Art and Conservation, Edmonton Arts Council
    Ron Walker, Executive Director of Canadian Native Friendship Centre 

    Let's Talk Grants! One on One Grants Meetings
    Are you interested in learning about what individual grant opportunities the Edmonton Arts Council offers? Or maybe you have specific questions about your grant application? Whatever it is you want to know related to EAC grants, our Grants Officers are here to help!

    Bring your questions and any grant application material you may be working on and meet one-on-one with a grants officer. This opportunity is available to all artists interested in our individual grants. Find the full list of grants here.
    • February 2, 2019 at The Naked Cyber Cafe
    • RSVP for one fifteen-minute meeting between 10 am - 1 pm is required. Register here.

    ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park Tours

    The Edmonton Arts Council will offer guided tours of Edmonton's first art park dedicated to showcasing contemporary visual art by Canadian Indigenous artists. ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ opened on September 15, 2018, is curated by Candice Hopkins, and features art by Mary Anne Barkhouse (Reign), Duane Linklater (mikikwan), Amy Malbeuf (iskotew), Marianne Nicolson (Preparing to Cross the Sacred River), Tiffany Shaw-Collinge (pehonan), and Jerry Whitehead (mamohkamatowin - Helping Each Other)

    The spring tours are planned for:

    • May 20, 2019
    • June 9, 2019
    Times are TBD - ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ is located in Queen Elizabeth Park 10830 Queen Elizabeth Park Road. More information is available here
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