Thursday, 31 March 2016

Make it Public! Workshop

Make it Public! Workshop

Arts Council Wood Buffalo, in partnership with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, is pleased to present a one-day workshop designed to teach local artists the necessary skills to create competitive and compelling applications for Artist Calls and Requests for Proposals, not just locally, but nationally.

Find out how to make your submission stand out, what the selection panel looks for, how to scale your designs, and how to work with fabricators.  Hear from representatives from the Municipality, Public Art Wood Buffalo, Arts Council Wood Buffalo and artists that have worked on past municipal projects. 

Attendees of the “Make it Public!” workshop will be eligible to apply for the Mural Mentorship Project.  Through this capacity-building program, a local artist will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on a municipal art project, with a professional artist.  Mural Mentorship Project details will be available during the Make it Public! workshop.

When:                  Saturday, April 16, 2016
       9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where:                 Redpoll Centre Boardroom
Cost:                    $25 (Arts Council Wood Buffalo members) or $35 (non-members)
Registration:        Please register by April 15 HERE.  

*Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring a packed lunch.  

Friday, 18 March 2016

Tonight Come See 4 Local Plays

Tonight join Theatre; Just Because in a celebration of the one act plays created in their Play Production Series of workshops. Each play features local actors, directors, and stage managers who have been working with Theatre; Just Because for the last 4 months to bring these stories to life.

"Check Please" by Jonathan Rand
Directed by Diana Moser
Check Please follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse -- until they do.

"For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls" by Christopher Durang 
Directed by Ludwig Moelbert
A fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for "the feminine caller."

"SCABS" by Maria Blom
Directed by Hanna Fridhed
A warm and humorous play about growing as a person, letting go of and embracing both fears and new beginnings.

"Sure Thing" by David Ives
Directed by Jennifer Townsend
A chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, whose conversation is continually reset by a ringing bell.

The shows will take place at the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts starting at 7pm.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or at SECPA.CA

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Join Alberta Culture Days and help create the largest celebration of arts and culture in the country!

Alberta Culture Days is looking for dedicated community members, sponsors, volunteers, venues, artists, actors, musicians, filmmakers, bands and community groups to create fun and engaging public events such as plays, art exhibitions, music performances, film screenings, dance shows, open mics, culinary events, cultural displays, workshops, and competitions. The sky is the limit! The events will take place from September 30-October 2 in celebration of arts, culture, and the heritage of our region, province and country!
Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Days, a one day event to recognize the value of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities. Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three day event celebrated province wide which helped inspire the creation of Culture Days – a pan Canadian movement to raise awareness and participation in the arts and cultural life of our communities.
If you would like to get involved in this unique festival and make Wood Buffalo the largest celebration site in the country please join our first planning meeting this Tuesday, March 22, 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Future Forward Building, 9717 Franklin Avenue. For more information please contact Michael Beamish,, 780-788-1498.

Friday, 11 March 2016


The Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo (MCA) together with the Arts Council Wood Buffalo presents the Multicultural Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on March 29, 2016. The Meeting will be held at the Multicultural Association Office at 6:00pm. This meeting will give attendees an opportunity to provide input on different events and programs that both organizations offer. Did you enjoy the Multicultural EXPO 2016? Let’s talk about it.

RSVP before 4:00pm on March 25 by emailing or call 780.791.5186. 

Thursday, 10 March 2016


Waypoints presents HOPSCOTCH & WINES festival being held on Saturday March 12, 2016. This event will be held at Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre. The event will start at 4;00pm and will go on till about 10:00pm. Entrance tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information please visit