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Edmonton’s Cultural Capital Program:
Building Connections

The Projects
The Edmonton Cultural Capital Program contains five cornerstone projects built around the theme of creating new connections and possibilities in all aspects of arts and culture. In addition, an equally important project will be to create a Cultural Inventory. This will be undertaken in partnership with the Heritage Community Foundation based in Edmonton.

  • Edmonton Explorations Grant Program
  • Community Arts: Cultural Collaborations_Voices Less Heard
  • Edmonton Poetry Festival
  • Symposia and Speakers Series
  • Nightworks: Cultural Capital Celebrates New Year’s Eve
  • Cultural Inventory

In addition a creative marketing and awareness campaign will highlight the wealth of arts and culture thriving within our City.

For more information on the Edmonton Cultural Capital Program contact Linda Huffman, executive producer or Christina Tozer, marketing director at the Edmonton Cultural Capital Project office:
200, 10225 – 100 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 0A1
780-497-2336
Linda@edmontonculturalcapital.com
ctozer@edmontonculturalcapital.com

Edmonton – the 2007 Cultural Capital of Canada.
Building Connections to arts and culture for all Edmontonians.

THE PROJECTS: Building Connections

The Edmonton Cultural Capital Program contains five cornerstone projects built around the theme of creating new connections and possibilities in all aspects of arts and culture. In addition, an equally important project will be to create a Cultural Inventory. This will be undertaken in partnership with the Heritage Community Foundation based in Edmonton.

Community Arts Celebration

The Community Arts Celebration grew out of the projects funded through Edmonton Cultural Capitalís Community Arts grant program, Cultural Collaborations: Voices Less Heard.
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Edmonton Explorations: a grant program for individual artists

This is a grant program intended for individual artists in all artistic disciplines. In Edmonton we invest in artists of today to foster the arts and cultural community of tomorrow.
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Cultural Collaborations: Voices Less Heard

The Community Arts Grant Program, described as Cultural Collaborations: Voices less Heard, is designed to use the arts to give expression to voices less heard within our community.
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Edmonton Poetry Festival

Connections occur through people engaging with poems and the images they evoke, through the shared experience of hearing poetry performed, and through the process of creating and refining work. Activities will be under the direction of Edmonton’s first Poet Laureate, Alice Major.
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Symposia and Speakers Series

Three symposia will be produced throughout the Cultural Capital year: Word! Symposium: talk, poetry and performance. September 21-22, 2007. Arts and Science Symposium, November 9-10, 2007. Community Arts Symposium, March 7-8, 2008.
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Cultural Capital Celebrates New Year’s Eve

Celebrate with us! New Years Eve Downtown featuring Nightworks on the Square
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Marketing and Awareness

In addition to these projects a unique Marketing and Awareness campaign will highlight the wealth of talent and culture that makes Edmonton worthy of the title Cultural Capital of Canada.

The marketing and awareness campaign seeks to:

Highlight and profile the entire arts and cultural community

Increase awareness among Edmontonians of the wealth of talent and scope of cultural activities in the city

Increase the engagement of Edmontonians with all aspects of our arts and cultural community beyond this Cultural Capital Year

Increase awareness of Edmonton’s cultural community both nationally and internationally.