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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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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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YEGCanvas 2019
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YEGCanvas 2019
YEGCANVAS 2019 is a transitory/temporary art project between the Edmonton Arts Council and Pattison Outdoor Advertising that will showcase 22 images on a variety of platforms including LRT stations and cars, and buses across Edmonton. The project began May 1 and will run throughout 2019 and 2020....
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Sixty years of stories and passion onstage at this year’s From...
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Sixty years of stories and passion onstage at this year’s From...
Sixty years of stories and passion onstage at this year’s From Cradle to Stage @walterdaleplayhouse - this immersive theatre production takes you behind the scenes and into the hearts of some of the volunteer thespians, technicians, crew, and theatre addicts who’ve made Edmonton’s oldest theatre ...
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2019 Travel Grant Recipients (First Round)
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2019 Travel Grant Recipients (First Round)
Altameda perform at SXSW.During the first round of travel funding in 2019, the Edmonton Arts Council approved support for 45 artists. The recipients sought out unique opportunities, or were invited to showcase their work, around the world. Diverse art projects and training opportunities—in visual...
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2019 Small Artist Project Grant Recipients (First Round)
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2019 Small Artist Project Grant Recipients (First Round)
Arts Council’s Artist Project Grants are investments in the specific projects of individual artists and artist collectives as they pursue their artistic and professional advancement. Twice per year, EAC awards small Artist Project Grants up to $5,000. We are excited to announce the 26 artists and...
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