January deTour: Member News & Announcements

Member News & Announcements

Country, folk and soul artists compete for next $10,000 Edmonton Music Prize

ROGER LEVESQUE, EDMONTON JOURNAL

Three local music acts received a new year’s boost to their ca

reers Thursday after being announced as finalists for the 2017 Edmonton Music Prize.

Alternative soul singer Nuela Charles, country singer Dan Davidson and the transatlantic folk act 100 Mile House were picked from 28 initial nominations and a subsequent shortlist of 10 names released in December.

The first-place winner will receive $10,000, with the two runners-up getting $1,000 each. Winners will be announced at a reception Jan. 30.

This is the prize’s fifth year. It is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council and administered by Alberta Music. […]

Read More: http://edmontonjournal.com/…


ART SOCIETY OF STRATHCONA COUNTY WORKSHOPS WINTER/SPRING 2018

Colored Pencil with Dee Poisson, Feb 10, Cost $55
Art Journaling with Terrie Shaw, Feb 24/25, Cost $125
Emptyness of Detail, Watercolors with Graham Flatt, Mar 9-11, Cost $155
Luminous Oil Florals, with Sharon Lynn Williams, Mar 24/25, Cost $125
Whimsical in Oil or Acrylic with Cindy Revell, Apr 21/22, Cost $125

Visit www.artstrathcona.com for updates on workshops, comprehensive information, supply list and to register.


Canada Service Corps and Pan-Canadian Volunteer Matching Platform

Through the Canada Service Corps initiative, the Government of Canada will work closely with national, regional, and local organizations to engage and inspire young Canadians, and to connect youth with meaningful service opportunities in their communities.

Volunteer Canada has been actively involved in creating one of the components – a Pan-Canadian Volunteer Matching Platform – linking volunteer matching systems of participating local volunteer centres. So far, 47 centres across the country have joined the platform, and there are between 50,000 and 77,000 volunteer opportunities currently available.

Over the next few months, Volunteer Canada will continue to connect interested volunteer centres, and create tools and resources for organizing youth-friendly volunteer activities. If you have any questions, or would like your centre to be part of this project, please contact Volunteer Alberta for information.


Everyone is Welcome! 5 Ways to Expand Your Audience

Facilitator: Constance Exley, Accessibility Ontario

Date: Tuesday, February 6th (11am-12pm for professional presenters, 6:30-7:30pm for volunteer presenters)

Arts organizations always want to expand their audience and one of the ways to do that is to consider how you can be more accessible… Join us in this webinar to learn about low cost/no cost ways that you, as a presenter, can implement immediately to create communications, programming, and physical spaces that will better serve all audience members.

This is a free webinar offered by Ontario Presents and the Atlantic Presenters Association, with the support of Canadian Heritage.

https://ontariopresents.ca/webinar-series


A Note from Bill Masters, White Rose Music and Arts Society

I thought that I would send along a note to let the members know how pleased we were with Krystle dos Santos. We first saw Krystle two years ago at showcase and were impressed. We presented Krystle doing her Motown show at the Leduc Maclab theatre last October and we’re very pleased. Krystle put on a professional show and was very easy to deal with and appreciative of the opportunity. I would recommend Krystle to other fellow presenters.

Bill Masters
White Rose Music and Arts Society