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The Business of the Arts (BOA) program gives local artists an opportunity to build their capacity to compete and thrive. With the right resources, they can flourish as entrepreneurs as well as artists, and create a sustainable living from their artistic practice.

Calling all artists and art groups! ACWB reviews the BOA learning series on an ongoing basis and we are looking for feedback from local artists on the current interests and needs of the arts community. Please fill out the survey to give us a better understanding of what you would like to see in the Business of the Arts program!

Creative Connections (C²) focuses on artistic practice, creative work and networking — by artists, for artists.

C² exists to help artists develop skills relevant to their discipline, feel more confident in their artistic practice and creative work, and connect with each other and leaders in their disciplines. ACWB will develop meaningful partnerships with local and visiting artists and arts organizations to present the program.

Calling all artists and art groups! Do you have an idea for a workshop, master class or event? ACWB wants to help you make it happen! We could provide a variety of resources to assist you in bringing your concept to life. Learn more about how ACWB can help with your arts initiative through our Creative Connections Process.

After completing the Post Wildfire Recovery in the Arts Strategic Plan (conducted by the Arts Recovery Working Group), ACWB gained funding from the Canadian Red Cross to manage a two-year arts recovery project. The goal of the project is to create opportunities for artists to collaborate and heal through their art, ultimately supporting recovery and resiliency in our community.

Learn more about the Art Recovery Project and Arts Recovery Working Group.

The ACWB Artist in Residency program follows the traditional residency model, in which non-local or local professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture and people of Wood Buffalo. These Residency artists will engage with the community in a variety of ways, showcase their work through a final event and, most importantly, spend time mentoring a selected group of emerging, established and professional artists from this area. The program will be open to artists in any discipline.

There are so many benefits with this type of program, including bringing new perspectives, techniques and networking opportunities to our arts community, and giving non-local artists a new lens on the Wood Buffalo region.

In past years, the Municipally operated Residency program focused on master classes and mentorship. This type of artistic development is available through Arts Council Wood Buffalo’s Creative Connections program stream.

If you have questions or would like more information about our Artist in Residency program, please contact us at [email protected].

One-Act Theatre 101

January 15, 2019

ACWB partnered with the Alberta Drama Festival Association North Zone to present a workshop aimed towards individuals or theatre groups who were interested in submitting a production to the 2019 ADFA North Zone One Act Theatre Festival. Topics included what the festival is and how it works, how to apply, how to produce a play and more! Participants also had an opportunity to ask questions of a panel consisting of the ADFA North Zone representative Hanna Fridhed, as well as previous participants.

The Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA) is a non-profit umbrella organization for adult community drama activity in the province of Alberta since 1967. Ten different regions of the province each organize an annual Regional One Act Theatre Festival where local theatre artists are given the opportunity to independently produce and showcase their work. From these festivals, one production is chosen by an adjudicator to represent each region at the annual Provincial One Act Theatre Festival.

January 15, 2019

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