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Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Show

Under the artistic direction of Ballet Master, Mykola Kanevets, the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company maintains a strong reputation as a successful and accomplished leader in Ukrainian dance the world over. Rich in intensity, energy and spirit, Cheremosh takes audiences on a colourful and exhilarating journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. From beginning to end this two-act dance spectacular with 44 amazing dancers is sure to entertain. Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.

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Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company Westlock Performance

Rich in intensity, energy, and spirit, Cheremosh takes audiences on a colorful and exhilarating journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.

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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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Employment Opportunity: Cultural Business and Events Manager, City of St. Albert

CULTURAL BUSINESS AND EVENTS MANAGER

OPPORTUNITY

The Cultural Services Department is currently recruiting for a Cultural Business and Events Manager. St. Albert has a strong grassroots cultural community with a history of celebrating arts and culture. 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 a creative, innovative, strategic individual with strong leadership and supervisory experience, marketing, communications and fund development. Experience in large event management, and capital project management, are important aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Cultural Services Director, the Business and Events Manager is responsible for several key areas that impact the entire Cultural Services Department including; coordinating departmental reporting, contributing to long term strategic planning and support and implementation of corporate initiatives, monitoring of departmental operating and capital budgets, leading the fund development, and marketing teams, and capital project management of key cultural projects. This position is also responsible for producing the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival of the Arts.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the following areas:

• Strategic business planning
• Financial management including developing business cases
• Leading teams of employees including performance management, coaching and development
• Professional fund development and sponsorship campaigns in excess of $1M
• Marketing, public relations and advertising of events and performances in a large, soft-seat theatre
• Experience in planning and managing large, outdoor events or festivals (over 30,000 attendees)
• Organizational development, including board development
• Experience developing capital project plans including project management

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 Leadership and the public.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Degree in Business Administration, Recreation, Arts and Culture Management or a related field and 10 years experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
• Extensive experience required in arts and cultural management or related field.
• Exceptional written, interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Creative and innovative thinking and proven ability to transfer vision into strategy.
• Political acumen, conflict resolution and negotiation experience.
• Experience in building relationships with community agencies, government and funding bodies.
• Previous experience in a municipal environment is an asset.
• Membership in Arts/Culture related organizations is beneficial.

HOURS OF WORK

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.

COMPENSATION

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

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

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment

CLOSING DATE
July 13, 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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Horizon Stage Presents: Brickhouse

Funk Music
With original, funky tracks and cleverly covered classic R&B tunes, Vancouver’s Brickhouse blends classic and modern (Blue Funk) with an ease that makes hearing and seeing them an addictive experience. For more than 10 years, Brickhouse was the official late-night house band for Vancouver’s famous Yale Hotel. It was on the Yale stage that they built a legion of fans as diverse as you can get: hipsters, university students, baby boomers, tourists, and musicians who experienced the band live and grew to love their brand of groovy, bluesy, funky music. Known for almost-hypnotically melding mind, body, and soul, Brickhouse audiences are encouraged to sing and dance along and become part of a fantastic live music experience. We encourage you to get up on your feet if the mood strikes.

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Horizon Stage Presents: Annie Lou

Folk and Bluegrass Music
Annie Lou is the project of Anne Louise Genest, an artist who walks with the spirit of an old storyteller, creating songs steeped in the flavours of old-time mountain, Appalachian, traditional country, and bluegrass music. With guitar and banjo in hand she has spent years chronicling the rural life-paths of Canada, writing songs that tell the tales of the hard-won victories of everyday men and women. Her beautifully creative songs and tunes range from rousing and boisterous to gentle and poignant. They map a homescape of hard-drinking grandmas, rural dancehalls, blue collar fashions, small towns, and big cities. All are delivered with Genest’s vocal warmth; evocative of the sweet tones of Kate and Anna McGarrigle blended with the raw emotion of Hazel Dickens. Annie Lou has released three albums, toured major festivals and venues across the country, and been nominated for a Juno and several Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music awards.

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Horizon Stage Presents: Green Thumb Theatre: Still/Falling

A Must-See Theatre Performance for Teens and Parents
Still/Falling tells the story of Nina. Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling… off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. Still/Falling follows Nina as she tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest, and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark.
Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services.
Recommended Age: 12 +

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Horizon Stage Presents: Cheesecake Burlesque Revue

Theatrical Comedic Dance
This wonderfully sassy performance will celebrate International Women’s Day, and is a perfect mother/daughter date, girls’ night out, or show to share with your sweetheart. The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps audiences coming back for more! More laughs, more tease, and more body confidence. Multiple award winners who have shimmied across stages in Las Vegas, Vancouver, Berlin, and more, the performers are as individual as can be; cute and geeky, rock ‘n’ roll, classic and elegant. The Cheesecakes are known for their high-energy, lavish costumes, comedic timing, seductiveness, and girl-next door accessibility. Armed with sassy-silliness, these ladies pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in!
Recommended Age: 16+ Adult Content Warning

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Horizon Stage Presents: DuffleBag Theatre: Robin Hood

Family Matinee: Theatre for Young Audiences
While the King is away, the people of England suffer under the oppressive rule of his tax-happy brother, Prince John. Only a straight arrow like Robin Hood, the best archer in the land, can save England! By stealing from the rich and giving back to the poor, Robin keeps the spirit of justice alive, with the help of a few friends along the way, including Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, and Little John. But what if the Prince and the dreaded Sheriff of Nottingham lay a trap for our hero? With all the humour and fun you have come to expect, DuffleBag Theatre hits the mark with this on-target tale of bravery and courage!
Known for their retellings of original fairy tales, the DuffleBag actors’ goofy antics tickle kids’ funny bones and their wit entertains the grow-ups. And, just when you’re enthralled by the story, there’s a twist! Before your very eyes, audience members are pulled on stage to join in the action for a unique interactive theatre experience. Past giggle-inducing performances at Horizon Stage by DuffleBag Theatre include Cinderella and Snow White.
Recommended Age: 4 – 10
Free pre-show crafts in the lobby at 1 p.m.