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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.
Link to Edmonton Songwriter Ross Campbell wins 3 Silver Medals at the 2018 Global Music Awards

Edmonton Songwriter Ross Campbell wins 3 Silver Medals at the 2018 Global Music Awards

Date: Mar 23, 2018

Silver Medals were awarded for his Lyrics, for Alternative Music, and for The Ross Campbell Fatband.
Link to Edmonton’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductees announced

Edmonton’s 2018 Hall of Fame inductees announced

Date: Mar 23, 2018

Four Edmontonian art champions among inductees included in 2018 list. Induction ceremony was held on June 11, 2018.
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 A $193,500 investment in Alberta’s arts sector grew 5 times to $1.25M thanks to Business for the Arts’ artsVest program

A $193,500 investment in Alberta’s arts sector grew 5 times to $1.25M thanks to Business for the Arts’ artsVest program

Date: Feb 28, 2018

Business for the Arts worked with 39 arts organizations in Calgary and Edmonton to achieve five times their funding goal.
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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