Did you know that your donation to the Red Deer Arts Council is eligible for a charity tax receipt?
Red Deer Arts Council and Partners awarded Feature Celebration Site Status
for Alberta Culture Days, 2013
We are happy to announce we will receive a grant for $20,000.00 towards the community events for this year’s Alberta Culture Days – Red Deer – and with many partners, we will highlight arts and culture for a truly memorable festival!
For three wild and creative days, September 27 to 29, communities, businesses, nonprofit-voluntary organizations, governments and individuals will come together to create activities and events that celebrate Alberta’s arts, heritage, community spirit and cultural diversity.
Organizations receiving support partner with others in their community and present free, family-friendly activities throughout the Alberta Culture Days weekend, from festivals and art shows to backstage tours and culinary samplings.
Albertans are encouraged to share in the experience of Alberta Culture Days by joining in, volunteering for, or planning an event that showcases their community’s unique talents, pride and passions. Visit 2013 Sites.
Alberta Culture Facebook Page
A big thank you to all the Committee Members for both the Community Events and the Organizing Committee for the The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Artist Awards Gala. Kudos all around to the many volunteers who helped make these events to REMEMBER!
Red Deer Arts Council presented our 2013 Scholarships at this year’s Mayor’s Recognition Awards on June 19th, 2013. Before a crowd of over 400 folks, we were honoured that Mayor Morris Flewwelling took the time to tell them about the Red Deer Arts Council and its scholarships. He was a gracious host and the evening was superb with lots of tears and laughter. We were proud to part of the event. All our recipients and their families were in attendance. Thank you everyone for such a wonderful evening.
Our 2013 Scholarship Winners were:
The Princess Margaret Scholarship of $500.00 is awarded to the top scoring submission from a post-secondary student. Matthew Dane Peavoy was the recipient. (Music)
The Canada Centennial Scholarship for Post-Secondary Students of $500.00 is awarded to the top scoring submission from a post-secondary school student. Jamie Barnes was the recipient. (Literary artist)
The Canada Centennial Scholarship for Secondary Students of $500.00 is awarded to the top scoring submission from a secondary school student. Rebecca Epp was the recipient. (Music)
We are extremely pleased to be able to help these young students in their endeavours through our scholarship program.
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Community Events Committee offered a Sneak Peek on Wednesday, June 5 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at The Hub on Ross (4936 Ross Street) to celebrate a weeklong events in our city in honour of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala. Red Deer Artwalk Festival, held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm was the impetus for the City of Red Deer being awarded this prestigious event for the arts.
Community Arts organizations and individual artists hosted a cultural showcase showcasing our diverse cultural landscape and the strength of the arts in Red Deer.
Red Deer Artwalk Festival Artist-About-Town, Betty Schnell, demonstrated her painting style, en plein air. A community of artists presented the exhibit, Celebration of the Ghosts, in the Hub’s gallery. The artists looked to the ghost sculptures located throughout the city for their inspiration and interpretation of our Red Deer heritage. They hosted a First Friday June 7 reception from 5 to 7 pm. The Ross Street Patio was alive with music during our Cultural Market.
Mayor Morris Flewwelling brought bring greetings to the citizens of Red Deer at 5:00 pm.
We had a steady coming and going of folks as they joined us to take a Sneak Peek celebrating Red Deer’s Arts and Cultural Community as a precursor to the Main Events the week of June 10 to 15, culminating in Red Deer Artwalk Festival and the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala on Saturday, June 15th!
March 21, 2013 was our AGM, with a Where’s My Tribe event! Following the AGM, Elvin Berthiaume performed his own music for your entertainment; a mix and mingle continues to familiarize yourself with fellow RDAC members should be fun! We welcome new members at all times!
There are still postions available for our committees, if you are seeking to get involved with Arts and Culture in Red Deer. We love to share our work with volunteers and they have a great time helping in various capacities from committees to First Fridays Red Deer. Get involved, join today!
The Programming Committee is seeking volunteers to help with formulating plans for new workshops and events for “Where’s My Tribe” and working with the community to develop and implement workshops and special events geared to arts organizations and artists in Red Deer and area to promote ongoing networking to share knowledge and experience.
The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers to discuss the new Marketing Plan and help with guiding the plan to fruition. If you love Social Media and talking about the arts, this volunteer position is for you!
Contact Diana at 403-348-2787
The Muskoka Chairs Fundraiser held at Artwalk Festival on June 18, 2011 was a joint fundraiser between RDAC and Artwalk. Unfortunately, rain fell by the bucket load and the Artwalk Committee were forced to close it down by 3:00 pm. They apologized for any inconvenience this caused potential bidders. All the Muskoka Chairs went to good homes. Perhaps one of them showed up in your neighbourhood!