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Link to AFA Public Art Commission Awarded to Portage College

AFA Public Art Commission Awarded to Portage College

Date: Apr 24, 2018

This funding will be used to commission three pieces of work from Indigenous artists for MOAPPA's Celebrating New Dawn project.
Link to Sheri-D Wilson named Calgary Poet Laureate

Sheri-D Wilson named Calgary Poet Laureate

Date: Apr 24, 2018

Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Poet Laureate Selection Committee are pleased to announce Sheri-D Wilson as the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate.
Link to UPDATE! Alberta represented in 2018 Sobey Art Award nominations

UPDATE! Alberta represented in 2018 Sobey Art Award nominations

Date: Apr 24, 2018

Current Alberta resident Jordan Bennett made the shortlist! Alberta born artists Hannah Doerksen and Elif Saydam were nominated for long list.
Link to AFA Commemorative Project "All the World’s a Stage"

AFA Commemorative Project "All the World’s a Stage"

Date: Apr 23, 2018

A short documentary film on renowned Calgary theatre artists will play in Edmonton and Calgary. It has been nominated for three AMPIA awards.
Link to Troy Kokol nominated for 2018 Indigenous Music Award

Troy Kokol nominated for 2018 Indigenous Music Award

Date: Apr 6, 2018

A former AFA funding recipient, Troy's album Lonely Ghost was nominated for 2018 Best Folk Album. Awards will be announced on May 18 in Winnipeg.
Link to Improving Alberta’s premier theatres

Improving Alberta’s premier theatres

Date: Mar 28, 2018

The Government of Alberta is investing $9.3 million to improve the Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoriums.
Link to The Calgary Boys' Choir's Founding Artistic Director, Douglas Parnham, has passed away

The Calgary Boys' Choir's Founding Artistic Director, Douglas Parnham, has passed away

Date: Mar 5, 2018

The Calgary Boys’ Choir is sad to report that its founding artistic director, Douglas Parnham, has died. He was 92 years old.
Link to Work of the Week: 3 artworks in memoriam

Work of the Week: 3 artworks in memoriam

Date: Feb 22, 2018

We lost three artists represented in the AFA collection in February 2018. This week we feature artworks by all three artists in their memory.
Link to Adrian Stimson awarded 2018 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

Adrian Stimson awarded 2018 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts

Date: Feb 21, 2018

Adrian Stimson, a multidisciplinary artist based in Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, Alberta, is a recipient of the 2018 GGArts Awards.
Link to Alberta’s space matching tool lists 1,000th venue

Alberta’s space matching tool lists 1,000th venue

Date: Feb 21, 2018

This online tool for arts organizations is supported in part through funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Congratulations!

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