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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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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Mission: Mural Rescue - Upright at Last
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Mission: Mural Rescue - Upright at Last
(Working on a section of the Norman Yates mural test install)For the first time in two-and-a-half years, the Norman Yates mural, currently undergoing an extensive restoration in the Edmonton Arts Council conservation lab, is upright. In February 2017, the EAC conservation team spent a week at the...
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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Art The...
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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Art 

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Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Art The summer solstice has special resonance in Canada as it coincides with National Indigenous Peoples Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes and celebrates the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous ...
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Picnic In Boyle Street welcomes the summer!The Edmonton Arts...
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Picnic In Boyle Street welcomes the summer!The
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Picnic In Boyle Street welcomes the summer!The Edmonton Arts Council welcomed more than 100 people to its first Community Public Art Picnic of 2019 on June 8, at Boyle Street Plaza. Guests enjoyed snacks from Honest Dumplings and the Davinci Cone while trying their hand at Chinese calligraphy and...
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Invisible Gate ~ Honouring a Community
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Invisible Gate ~ Honouring a Community
(Rendering and original ‘Foo Dog’ or lion at the Harbin Gate - Studio F. Minus)Invisible, but resonant, our personal, and collective histories, inform communities and day-to-day lives. They manifest through community markers – activity hubs, communal spaces, and symbolic places. When these tangib...
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