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Art Society of Strathcona County Fall Art Show & Sale

ASSC Presents: Art Storm; Colours and Shapes

Opening Reception

Friday, October 26th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

An Evening of Fine Art, Music, Refreshments, and Hors D’oeuvres!

Show Hours

Friday, October 26th – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, October 27th – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 28th – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


A. J. Ottewell Community Centre (Red Barn)
590 Broadmoor Blvd. Sherwood Park

Phone: 780.449.4449

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Booking Opportunity: Ennis Sisters, 2019

The Ennis Sisters of Newfoundland have 12 albums to their credit and have toured the world accumulating gold records along the way. They have performed in Alberta several times with return engagements for their regular four-piece Celtic show and for their extremely popular five-piece Christmas show that is regarded as one of the strongest family Christmas shows in Canada. Linda Andres of Bassano Arts says “The Ennis Sisters were absolutely fantastic! One of the very best concerts we have had in 33 years-and my personal favourite!

Ennis Sisters will tour in 2019 from Friday March 8th to Sunday March 17th. There are four open dates on that tour.  They will tour their Christmas show in Alberta in 2019 in the time frame Saturday November 30th to Sunday December 8th inclusive. There are open dates in that time frame with four venues committed to that tour now. Contact booking agent Bob Bale at or at 705-523-6200.

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Great Summer At the Arts Touring Alliance

Great Summer At the ATAA As a Field Placement Student

Yuri Kim, Arts and Cultural Management-MacEwan University

Even though I have been interested in the touring arts industry, I did not know about the industry well because I am pretty new in Canada. To explore this industry, I knocked the door of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta as a student looking for a field placement organization. Shannon and Kennedy welcomed me and were very interested in helping and leading me to learn about the organization and the industry despite of their busy works.

From conducting researches to drafting plans for future workshops, all works which they assigned to me were very helpful for me to understand the touring arts industry in Alberta. Especially, it was a very good experience to learn about arts and culture in smaller cities in Alberta by conducting researches of concert venues and arts organizations since I could not have many chances to think about outside of Edmonton before this field placement.

Without great supports from Shannon and Kennedy, I would never have completed this field placement really well by learning the vision and the mandate of the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta and needs of the touring arts industry in Alberta. It was also great that I had a chance to think about skills I need to get onboard on this industry.

I had a very wonderful summer at the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta. I am sure that everything I learned at the Arts Touring Alliance would help me develop my career in the touring arts industry. I would definitely recommend other students, who are interested in the touring arts industry, to talk to the Arts Touring Alliance.

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Routing Opportunity: The Wardens

East Region Or Anyone With A Gap In Your Season

The Wardens will be traveling through and have a gap in their routing:

  • Friday, February 22, 2019 – Westlock
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 – Open
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 – Daysland

With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger tradeThe Wardens – Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt – are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years.

The Wardens’ mountain music – blending folk, roots and western styles – is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. The trio have performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska and Ian Tyson.


Bookings: Bradley Bischoff | | 403-679-9648

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Way-To-Go-Productions Dates Available

Over the past 8 years Way-To-Go Productions has created and produced TEN hugely successful concerts that have performed to sold-out audiences at over 80 theatres across North America. We are extremely proud of our reputation for delivering to Presenters the highest calibre of entertainment with superb musicianship. Our singers and musicians are among the best in the world, playing 16 stringed instruments that thrill audiences.

Way-To-Go Productions shows are a cut above the rest, telling fascinating stories, with warmth and humour, while celebrating the music of legendary artists. Audiences are on their feet cheering at the end of each and every performance.

Tour dates looking to fill:
-Fall of 2019 (at the moment the only dates we have in the fall from Sept to Dec of 2019 are Sept. 17th to 21st)
-Spring of 2020 from mid March to end of May  (at the moment we are booked Jan/Feb and into the first week of March here in Ontario) so ideally we could tour out west in the fall of 2019, or spring of 2020
Note: The summers we are usually busy doing summer seasons in Ontario
Contact for bookings:
Leisa Way
1 Park Lane, Orangeville, ON  L9W 4E3

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CAPACOA: Presenters’ Vitality and Impact Survey

Want to know the economic impact of your work?

Want to gauge where your presenting practice stands compared to your peers?

Want to make a case for more public support of presenting?

Canadian presenting networks are partnering to conduct a pan-Canadian survey of presenters that will set new benchmarks for performance measurement and for case-making. This will be the biggest survey of this kind since The Value of Presenting.

More from the CAPACOA Website:

Vitality and Impact Survey

The Presenters’ Vitality and Impact Survey is a pan-Canadian survey of performing arts presenters and festivals led collaboratively by presenting networks. It will gather information about the scope, vitality, economic impact, and practices in the presenting sector. This initiative will contribute to performance measurement in the sector, to strategic watch over the health of the sector, and to advocacy.

Hill Strategies Research was hired to conduct the survey, which will be fielded in September and October. If you have any question about this initiative or if you wish to join the advisory committee, please contact Frédéric Julien, Director of Research and Development at CAPACOA.

The survey will launch September 5th. Look out for the survey invitation in your inbox: we need your input.

Advisory Committee

  • Sylvain Aumont, Réseau des grands espaces
  • Rebecca Ballarin, Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • Kerry Clarke, Calgary Folk Festival
  • Natalie Dewan, Ontario Presents
  • Jane Gabriels, Made in BC – Dance on tour
  • Ellen Hamilton, Qaggiavuut
  • Pam Patil, The MT Space and IMPACT
  • Julie-Anne Richard, RIDEAU
  • Bill Usher, Kicking Horse Culture

Participating networks and associations

  • Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
  • Atlantic Presenters Association
  • British Columbia Touring Council
  • Folk Music Ontario
  • Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance
  • Jazz Festivals Canada
  • Made in BC – Dance on tour
  • Manitoba Arts Network
  • Music Canada Live
  • N3
  • Ontario Presents
  • Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council
  • Réseau des grands espaces
  • Réseau Ontario
  • Supporting Performing Arts in Rural Communities
  • The CanDance Network
  • Western Roots Artistic Directors
  • World Routes Network


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

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Employment Opportunity: Cultural Programming Manager, St. Albert

Cultural Programming Manager, City of St. Albert

Organization             City of St. Albert


Department              Cultural Services

Location                  5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert  

Salary                     $98,876 – $120,298 per annum

Closing Date             September 6, 2018

Competition #           18/172


The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Programming Manager. The City has a well-established cultural department focused on nurturing and developing the arts and cultural sector through direct delivery of programs and services, partnerships and collaborations throughout the community. We are looking for an individual with strong leadership experience and background in cultural planning and programming to join our team.

Serving as part of the Cultural Services Management team and reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Cultural Programming Manager is responsible for the management and development of visual arts, public art, performing arts and performance programming as well as volunteer management for the International Children’s Festival. The manager is responsible to liaise with community cultural groups to provide guidance and support, and also help guide our own cultural programming, including special events, initiatives and cultural celebrations to ensure we are meeting the current and future needs of the community.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:
• Visual Arts programming and exhibitions in the public realm, including public art;
• Long term performing arts development plans;
• Maintaining local, regional & national connections in the cultural industry;
• Strategic planning, community development programming, financial management;
• Organizational and community development, including not for profit governance;
• Developing connections to francophone, indigenous and other ethno-cultural communities;
• Staff supervision and development including coaching and mentorship experience;
• Grant and report writing, and analytics.

As part of the Cultural Services management team the manager will assist in the development of agenda reports, departmental budgets, monthly and quarterly reports as well as responding to information requests generated by Council, Senior Management and the public. They will also provide leadership for the programming team.


• Degree in a related field such as Arts Administration, Business Administration, Recreation, and 7 years experience. Or, a diploma in a related field combined with 10 years experience.
• The ideal candidate will have progressively responsible experience across a breadth of areas in the area of arts and cultural management including staff and volunteer management, program and organizational development, project management and event planning.
• Experience in cultural planning and development.
• Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
• An experienced leader who appreciates and is passionate for arts and culture; and can motivate and inspire others.
• Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.


• Excellent staff supervision and leadership skills.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Well developed interpersonal skills and the ability to form collaborative relationships.
• Creative and innovative thinking.
• Political sensitivity, conflict resolution abilities, and negotiation skills.


Compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks). There will be the occasional requirement for extra and evening hours, which could include attendance at meetings and events.


$98,876 – $120,298 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory police information check.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert Employment website

CLOSING DATE: September 6, 2018

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

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Reminder: Membership Renewals

We sent out a slew of 30-Day Notices recently and want to just remind everyone:

Membership Rates Have Increased

We published a notice of the Membership Rate Increase on February 26, 2018:

Membership Renewal Anniversary

If your membership has been ongoing (prior to December 2017), your membership renewal anniversary is April 1st.

If you are a new or returning member, your membership renewal anniversary is the same as the date you sign up.

Membership Renewal Invoicing is Automated.

What does that mean? We do not manually make and mail out invoices. Your invoice is being sent directly by our website servers and not from an email account, which means the notification for renewal could be blocked by your spam filters. However, the invoice is still generated as a renewal order in your account.

Also, it is super important that you keep us up-to-date with a valid email address for billing. Billing contact information is not made public, so we won’t tell anyone you have a funny email address.

Membership Renewal Payments are NOT Automated.

What does that mean? We do not charge credit cards or PayPal accounts without you initiating the transaction. Whether you pay by cheque, credit card, or carrier pigeon, you have to actively process your payment for membership to be renewed.


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Arts Day on the Hill 2018

Register for Arts Day on the Hill 2018

Are you, or do you want to be, an Arts Advocate who would like to join the Canadian Arts Coalition for Arts Day on the Hill this year?

This year’s Arts Day on the Hill is on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 in Ottawa. We welcome you to register for the day which includes a training webinar, at least one meeting with an MP or Senator, and an evening reception with arts delegates and members of parliament. There is a $25 registration fee, which covers the cost of the training webinar, meeting, and reception.

Training Webinars are mandatory and are on September 24th (English) and September 25th (French) at 12pm ET.

Click Here to Register:


The Canadian Arts Coalition Makes Recommendations for the 2019 Federal Budget

The  Canadian  Arts Coalition is proud to share its  two Budget 2019 recommendations. These pre-budget recommendations  take into account the economic competitiveness of several stakeholders,  both organizations and individuals. These recommendations were identified as  priorities by 30 member associations – representing thousands of artists and hundreds  of arts organizations – during consultations held in June 2018.

Read more about our recommendations on Fair Taxation for Artistsand the Canada Arts Presentation Fund in our Pre-Budget Brief.

Click Here to Read More: