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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 Alberta represented in 2018 Sobey Art Award longlist nominations

Alberta represented in 2018 Sobey Art Award longlist nominations

Date: Apr 24, 2018

Alberta born artists Hannah Doerksen and Elif Saydam, and current Alberta resident Jordan Bennett, were nominated. Shortlist coming May 29.
Link to Alberta Culture Days Grant now open

Alberta Culture Days Grant now open

Date: Apr 23, 2018

Apply for funding to support Alberta Culture Days events and programming. The grant deadline is June 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
Link to AFA Commemorative Project "All the World’s a Stage" premieres May 12

AFA Commemorative Project "All the World’s a Stage" premieres May 12

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 Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative

Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative

Date: Apr 18, 2018

The Banff World Media Festival announces national mentorship and market-access program for diverse communities. Deadline: April 27.
Link to Billy-Ray Belcourt shortlisted for 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize

Billy-Ray Belcourt shortlisted for 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize

Date: Apr 12, 2018

Billy-Ray Belcourt has been shortlisted for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize for his anthology, This Wound is a World.
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 Société des arts visuels de l’Alberta (SAVA) announces new General Manager

Société des arts visuels de l’Alberta (SAVA) announces new General Manager

Date: Apr 3, 2018

Patrick Dunn is the new General Manager of SAVA and Edmonton’s francophone art gallery, the Centre d’arts visuels de l’Alberta (CAVA).
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.

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