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Contribution of Culture and Sport to GDP

Source: ATB Financial’s Economics & Research Team, April 30, 2019

Contribution of Culture and Sport to GDP

From music festivals and libraries to sporting events and video game design, Albertans both produce and enjoy a wide range of cultural and sports activities. In economic terms, these activities generated more than $6.1 billion of GDP for the province in 2017, or about 2.0 per cent of that year’s total GDP.

Culture-related activities account for majority, at 86.5 per cent of the total GDP. In per capita terms, that amounts to $1,248 of GDP generated per Albertan compared to $194 for sports activities. The national figures are $1,448 per person for culture and $180 per person for sport.

The largest sub-sector is audio-visual and interactive media at $1.9 billion (31.1 per cent of the total culture and sport GDP). According to Statistics Canada, this sub-sector “includes activities related to video game publishing, film, television and video production, as well as motion picture exhibition.”

The second largest sub-sector is visual and applied arts at just over $1.0 billion (16.3 per cent of the culture and sport GDP). Organized sport, which includes both professional and amateur sporting events, generated $349.5 million of GDP (5.7 per cent of the culture and sport GDP).

When it comes to jobs, 66,584 Albertans were employed in the culture and sport sector in 2017. Of these jobs, 53,739 were in culture and 12,845 were in sport. The number of jobs in culture slipped by 8.4 per cent between 2014 and 2017 while jobs in sports increased by 4.4 per cent. This suggests jobs related to cultural activities were hurt more by the recession than those related to sports.


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Two Little Birds by Diyet and the Love Soldiers

Inspired by the desire of youth to break away and be free. To seek freedom from imposed rules and becoming something that you do not want to become and finally finding some sort of redemption and peace from those wild and reckless years.

Two Little Birds by Diyet and the Love Soldiers

Conceived by Alistair Maitland
Video by Alistair Maitland and Brendan Preston

Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.

More About Diyet & The Love Soldiers >>


Bookings via Maverick Cooperative: http://maverickcooperative.com/diyet-and-the-love-soldiers/

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Tim Isberg – 25 Years After: Songs and Stories from a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda

25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda

Singer, songwriter and soldier, Tim Isberg returns to Festival Place for a special evening and tribute, 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Solider in Rwanda, April 18, 2019.

Using song, stories and photography, Tim Isberg shares his personal account in his year as a UN Military Observer in Rwanda amid the best and worst humanity had to offer. Tim has entertained audiences in many corners of the world. He brings well-crafted songs to the stage, and a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. Tim recently celebrated the release of his third studio album, Running on the Edge, in February.

25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda
April 18, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB
Tickets: $32 – $36

Tickets are available through the Festival Place Box Office (https://festivalplace.ab.ca/festival/view/buy or 780.449.3378) or through Ticketmaster.ca

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Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Now Accepting Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

https://capacoa.ca/en/news/field/1721-edinburgh-2019

Expression of Interest Closing Date:March 25, 2019
Event dates:   17 – 23 August 2019
Notification:   Early May 2019

About the Opportunity

Expressions of Interest for Canadian Arts Presenters are now open for support to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 17 – 23 August, 2019.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, which in 2018 spanned 25 days and featured more than 55,000 performances of 3,548 different shows in 317 venues.

It is an open access (or “unjuried“) performing arts festival, meaning there is no selection committee, and anyone may participate, with any type of performance. The official Fringe Programme categorises shows into sections for theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatrecircuscabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

Project Objective

  • to promote the discoverability of the Canadian artistic scene through the interaction of professional Canadian presenters at the 2019 Edinburgh festival
  • to build strong international networks in the performing arts
  • to tour international artists working in partnership with venues across the country.

Eligibility Criteria 

Presenters must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have previous experience hosting international work.
  • Must have the human and financial resources to program international work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to return home and champion the work you have seen to your region and network.
  • Must have the capacity to build relationships across networks in Canada to promote International projects.
  • Must have the knowledge of the Canadian performing arts sector to able to act as an ambassador for Canadian artists on the International scene.
  • Must be willing and can demonstrate a willingness to encourage international exchange and collaborations

CAPACOA will be responsible for:

  • Airfare from Canada to Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 6 night’s accommodations
  • Organization of travel arrangements
  • Co-ordination of meetings and schedule during the event

The presenter will be responsible for:

  • Ground transportation and per diem
  • Performance Tickets
  • Submitting a final report to CAPACOA

Complete the form to express your interest.

Your expression of interest does not guarantee participation. If you have any questions please contact Sue Urquhart at sue.urquhart@capacoa.ca.

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Arts Presenting Impacts Both Creators and Communities

Arts Presenting Impacts Both Creators and Communities

The report on the Vitality and Impact of Arts Presenting has been released! This report casts light on a broad range of presenting practices and clearly reveals the positive impacts that presenters have on both the Canadian arts ecology and on communities across the country.

Among key findings are clear trends towards increased community engagement and greater efforts to build positive relationships with Indigenous artists and communities.

We invite you to join your colleagues from across Canada for a web conference on March 14th to further discuss the highlights of the report.

Sign up here

This initiative was led by CAPACOA and Hill Strategies, with the support of numerous presenting networks and associations, and the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Read the report here

Register for the webinar here

 

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Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available!

Alberta Culture Days Grant Funding Now Available!

Pictured Above: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Arts Education Day
Photo Credit: Alberta Culture and Tourism

It’s time to put the call out for artists, volunteers and organizers – Alberta Culture Days is coming! Across the province, plans are already starting to come together for the largest three day provincial celebration of arts, heritage, culture and community. What are you going to do at the end of September to share your unique and amazing culture with Albertans?

Alberta Culture Days is your opportunity to reach out to new audiences and showcase your organization and community. For three days, every community’s unique culture is on display for Albertans to enjoy. Join us in the celebration of our culture!

Once again, the Government of Alberta is providing funding to assist community organizations in hosting Alberta Culture Days events. Grant applications are now open. Community organizations can apply for up to $10,000 to celebrate and showcase their culture between September 27 to 29. Applications will close April 4 at 4:30 p.m. More information and application forms can be found at AlbertaCultureDays.ca.

“Alberta Culture Days gives us all a greater understanding of the arts, culture, diversity and community spirit in Alberta. Last year was one of our best yet, and we are excited to see what Albertans bring to 2019. I encourage all communities and organizations to apply for an Alberta Culture Days grant to share their art, music, history and food this September.”

Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism


Apply for funding and join us in the celebration of

Alberta Culture Days, September 27 to 29.

We want you to be a part of our celebration! Apply now to become a Feature, Host or Pop Up Celebration Site for Alberta Culture Days celebrations.

  • Feature Celebration Site – Sites offering three days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $10,000 in funding support.
  • Host Celebration Site – Sites offering two days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $5,000.
  • Pop Up Celebration Site – Sites offering one days of family-friendly programming during Alberta Culture Days, eligible for up to $1,000.

More details on the Alberta Culture Days grants can be found at AlbertaCultureDays.ca. This site also features a number of event planning resources and customizable promotional tools.

We look forward to having you join us for Alberta’s largest celebration of our culture during Alberta Culture Days September 27 to 29, 2019.

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OnStage Workshops 2019

OnStage 2019 Workshops

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta presents OnStage, a program offering professional feedback to artists who are interested in touring dates in Alberta. OnStage gives musicians, singers, and performing groups an opportunity to meet with a panel of professional musicians and community presenters who are all familiar with Alberta Showcase. Artists present a 10-minute showcase then get feedback from each of the panelists. The panel will react to the performance, critique promotional materials, and can also recommend future directions for artists.


OnStage Edmonton

Sunday, March 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

MacEwan University
Allard Hall Theatre Lab
11110 – 104 Avenue, Edmonton

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 4, 2019


OnStage Calgary

Sunday, March 24, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Studio Bell
Performance Hall
850 – 4 St. SE, Calgary

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 18, 2019


OnStage: Artist Applications

Artist Applications for the OnStage Workshops are subject to a $25 processing fee plus applicable taxes. ($25 + 5%GST = $26.25CAD)

How do I apply?

Contact kennedy@artstouring.com to pay your application fee and send the completed application form and support materials.

OnStage performance slots are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There are only 6 performance slots available per workshop so get your application in today!

https://www.artstouring.com/onstage/

 

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Tim Isberg Releases Third Album Running on the Edge

Tim Isberg Releases Third Album Running on the Edge

Singer, songwriter, soldier and storyteller Tim Isberg, is celebrating the release of his latest album, Running on the Edge, February 22, 7 PM at the Norwood Legion (11150 82 Street NW).

Running on the Edge is inspired by adventures both from around the world and around the human heart. The advance single Yesterday is a poignant testament to veterans: their memories, their pain, their joy, and the yearning to return to say goodbye. A decades-old live recording of solo cellist Valery Volkov – Tim’s father-in-law who died in 2007 – performance with the Syrian National Symphony, comes alive as part of the intriguing Baghdad Cafe. And, the rootsy sound of Learned A Lot and Highway Two speak to growing up in rural Alberta, and the toils of driving a certain highway.

This is Tim’s third full length album, and follows his sophomore ‘Tears Along The Road’ album selected as a Top 25 Favourite by Music Canada. Produced by Miles Wilkinson, Running on the Edge features Marc Ladouceur on guitar & mandolin, Jeff Bradshaw on pedal steel and dobro, Mike Lent on bass, Brendan Lyons on drums, and Stewart MacDougall on keys.

Tickets for Tim Isberg’s Running on the Edge CD Release Party are $20, available online at YegLive or in person at Myhre’s Music (8735 118 Ave). This performance is being presented by the Uptown Folk Club.

For more information, please visit timisberg.com or uptownfolkclub.ca.

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Arts Touring Alliance Professional Development Sponsorship Workshops with Presenter Cameron Smillie

Arts Touring Alliance Professional Development 
Sponsorship Workshops with Presenter Cameron Smillie

Saturday, February 23     Calgary
Sunday, February 24     Edmonton

Registration Deadline: February 12

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is pleased to host an interactive and fun day looking at steps to securing sponsorship.

Valuable for both Presenters and Artists, this one-day session will start off with basic strategies and evaluating sponsorship packages that members may already have in place. It will end with some role playing so participants are comfortable going back home with ideas they can implement immediately.

Everyone will receive a sample contract template and benefit bundle template to modify for their home town.  Samples of benefits at past events will be shared by the speaker.


Calgary – Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Acclaim Hotel Calgary Airport
123 Freeport Blvd NE, Calgary

Hotel Discount Available:  If booking a hotel room, please indicate that you are attending the ATAA Sponsorship Workshop for a discount on your room.

Continental breakfast and soup/sandwich lunch included

Deadline for discounted hotel rate: February 4th


Edmonton – Sunday, February 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Delta Edmonton South
4404 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton

Hotel Discount Available: If booking a hotel room, please indicate that you are attending the ATAA Sponsorship Workshop for a discount on your room.

Continental breakfast and soup/sandwich lunch included

Deadline for discounted hotel rate: February 4th


To Register Email:   kennedy@artstouring.com

Fee:     $25.00 + GST = $26.25.  

Payment accepted by credit card or cheque. When registering please indicate which payment you prefer.


With over 25 years experience, Cameron Smillie wears many hats in both the corporate and performing arts world.  Under his company, Live at the Hippo Pool Events Inc., he has the distinction of having presented more of Canada’s Ballet Jorgen engagements than any other presenter, over 30 at last count.

His knowledge and experience in securing sponsorship is vast. To date, he has worked to secure sponsorship for over 60 presented engagements and is therefore sought after by national arts conferences to speak and give advice on this important subject.   His webinars, ‘The Value of Sponsorships – 101 Introduction and 201 Intermediate, have been popular as well and we are delighted to have him come to Alberta and share his knowledge with our members.

Live at the Hippo Pool Events provides consulting services across Canada to a range of clients including the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, Alberta Ballet, Elora Community Theatre; Brampton Arts Council, Ballet Jorgen Canada, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company and Ballet Kelowna.