Edmonton Arts Council

The Edmonton Arts Council is a not-for-profit society and charitable organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton.

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Myth, metadata, and community: Creating public art for Capilano Library
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Untitled (Capilano Schema) by Sergio Serrano and Alexander Stewart. Photo by provided by the artists. “Libraries are a radical concept,” say Edmonton artists Sergio Serrano and Alexander Stewart. Caught during the final stages of fabrication for their artwork for Capilano Library, the duo dove in...
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Breaking boundaries and amplifying Edmonton’s creative community
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Breaking boundaries and amplifying Edmonton’s creative community
Meet the 31 large Artist Project grant recipientsWith so many artists pursuing various ideas and disciplines, it’s inspiring to see what Edmonton’s arts community is creating. As our artists share stories of the past, present and imagined futures, experiment with new ways of transforming the audi...
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It’s a bus... It’s a train... It’s #YEGCanvas
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It’s a bus... It’s a train... It’s #YEGCanvas
Commuting becomes a lot more colourful thanks to local Edmonton artists As winter descends upon Edmonton, there are going to be some new splashes of colour moving across the city. Twenty-two local artists have created pieces that are now displayed on buses, trains and in transit stations as part ...
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Planting new roots with Platanos
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Planting new roots with Platanos
(Platanos by Karen Michelle Campos Castillo, at the Belvedere Transit Centre. Photo: EAC)  There are many ways to find a way home - Dorothy had ruby slippers, Edmonton artist Karen Michelle Campos Castillo has green plantains. An homage to her cultural heritage and the many communities that call ...
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Artist in Residence Recap: Luciana Erregue-Sacchi
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Artist in Residence Recap: Luciana Erregue-Sacchi
The EAC met with Luciana Erregue-Saachi to talk about her residency at Action for Healthy Communities and her final project, Knowledge Translation: A Memoir in 14 Tour Stops. Join Luciana for a reading from Knowledge Translation on September 26, 2019 from 12-1pm at the Action for Healthy Communit...
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Festival in a Box Roundup
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Festival in a Box Roundup
(Left: Erik de Waal performs in the Pyramid of Seasons; Right: Stilt walking at Spruce Avenue Festival in a Box. Photos: EAC)A massive pyramid, ice cream, puppets, drums, marimbas, and mini public art models animated Festival in a Box, the new incarnation of the Edmonton Arts Council’s popular co...
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2019 Community Arts Grant Recipients
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2019 Community Arts Grant Recipients
From the tip of her paint-covered brushes, artist Kaylyn Hardstaff is bringing a community’s wildest creations to life. Curving flora stare back with attentive eyes. Pizza, hamburgers, and hot dogs are ripe for the picking off the branches of a winding tree. An upright bass toting flower provides...
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Happy Trails, #HappyWall!
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Happy Trails, #HappyWall!
(Edmonton Arts Council staff with Happy Wall)In just three weeks we’ll say ‘happy trails’ to Happy Wall on Churchill Square. Over the past 15 months, Edmontonians have created messages of hope and solidarity, sent birthday and anniversary wishes to loved ones, and promoted their festivals, events...
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Introducing Edmonton’s Eighth Poet Laureate: Nisha Patel
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Introducing Edmonton’s Eighth Poet Laureate: Nisha Patel
Photo credit: Yulia SkogorevaThis morning, Nisha Patel was named the City of Edmonton’s eighth Poet Laureate. Nisha Patel is an award-winning Indo-Canadian poet & artist. She is the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion and Edmonton Slam Champion, and a recipient of the Edmonton Artists’ Tru...
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Congratulations to the 2019 Sterling Awards winners!
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Congratulations to the 2019 Sterling Awards winners!
Last night, the immense talent of Edmonton’s theatre community was on full display at the 32nd annual Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards gala. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees across our city’s vibrant theatre community. Among the Sterling Award recipients were numerous EAC-funded...
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