The ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of The Red Deer Arts Council was held on Friday, March 27th, 2015, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. in the Snell Auditorium in the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library at 4818 49 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. We had a full turn-out and elected two new board members. This means that we have a full 12 member board to carry on the work of the Council. Please see the tab, Council Board Members, to find out about our board members. Miji Campbell gave a reading from her new book, Separation Anxiety.
We would like to thank Border Paving for their donation to the council. We truly appreciate your support of the arts.
Go to our Performing Arts tab to see the exciting new dance – Family Day Friday Dance
this coming May 8 is the next one!
Did you miss another Facebook update?
Here’s how to fix the problem.
Some people have been asking why they don’t see us on Facebook anymore. In fact, we are posting information on Facebook and Twitter, but with recent changes to Facebook, you might not see them.
First, because we are a “page,” not a personal timeline, our posts now go to your “Pages Feed.” Look on the left side of your news page, at the bottom of the menu. You’ll see “Pages” and under that, “Pages Feed.” Click on it to open a new newsfeed, with all the posts from us and all the pages you’ve been missing. Annoying, right? (To get back to your regular newsfeed, click on “Home” in the top blue menu.)
Second, if you would like to be notified whenever we post something, go to our RDAC Facebook page and enable Notifications, move your cursor over where it says “Liked,” and a little menu pops up. Click on “Get Notifications.” Now every time we post, you will see it under “Notifications” on your news page. (Notifications is the little globe on the blue menu bar at the top. A little number pops up beside it every time there’s something for you to notice.)
Third, you might find you get an annoying email from Facebook whenever you get a Notification. That could happen with anything you get a Notification about, not just us. If you want to make those go away, here’s how -click the little down-arrow in the blue menu bar – the one you click to log out. Just above Log Out, you’ll see “Settings.” Click that to open your General Account Settings. Over on the left you’ll see a menu; find “Notifications” and click on it. That opens your Notification Settings on the right. Under “How You Get Notifications” you will see “Email”; click “Edit.” There you will find a list of 63 options (yes, 63) that you can turn off, to avoid getting all those annoying emails about Notifications.
Special Meeting Notice for Members:
At our special meeting on October 6, 2014, we elected two new members to the board.
A New Award for Emerging Artists raises the profile of the Arts in Red Deer!
The Red Deer Arts Council is excited to announce that it has established an award for emerging artists to support and encourage promising artists, early in their careers, while also serving to raise the Arts profile by stimulating, developing and promoting the arts in Red Deer and Red Deer County. Artists of all genres are encouraged to apply.
The funds for this award are the result of the Legacy Fund from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Arts Awards held in June 2013 in Red Deer. The Red Deer Emerging Artist Award will be awarded every year, beginning in 2014. The Award consists of $1,000.00, a banner for the artist’s personal promotion and a certificate.
The awards are not project grants, but are designed to support the unique development needs of emerging artists whether it is supplies further study or experiences, funding to travel for auditions, study or work, or even income replacement for non-arts related employment. Each applicant determines the investment need that would most advance his or her career.
More information on this exciting award can be found on the Scholarships and Awards tab.
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!
The Scholarship and Awards committee is seeking people interested in furthering the goals of young artists at the college and high school level and emerging artists early in their career. If this interests you, please contact Diana.
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!