Artstrek is a summer theatre school for teens that explores the exciting world of theatre and stagecraft. Over the course of a week at Red Deer College, Artstrek students discover acting, voice, movement, directing, design, sound/music, creation, and collaboration. Online registration began on April 1st at 10:00 a.m. Scroll down to view the entire Artstrek 2015 website menu and messages from our Program Partners! Click here to download the Artstrek 2015 brochure (PDF).
Exploration I: July 5 – 10
Exploration II: July 12 – 17
Exploration III: July 19 – 25
- What is Artstrek?
- How to Register for Artstrek
- Community Sponsorship Information
- Theatre Alberta Scholarships
- The Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award
- Messages from our Program Partners
Message from the Minister of Culture and Tourism
As Minister responsible for culture and tourism, I am pleased to offer warm greetings to the participants of the 2015 Theatre Alberta Artstrek Program.
Every aspiring theatre star must begin somewhere and, in our province, one of the best places to start is at the Theatre Alberta Artstrek summer school. Guided by seasoned professionals, young people will have the chance to explore and examine the depth and scope of their imaginations, refine their techniques and hone their skills while making new friends and gaining lifelong experiences. It is sure to be a busy summer creating rich rewards that will last long after the program ends.
My warm thanks to Theatre Alberta and the many educators and parents involved for leading the charge in creating a strong and vibrant arts culture in Alberta.
Best wishes for another successful Artstrek!
Message from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts
On behalf of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, welcome to this year’s Artstrek, an important tradition of development, experience, and enjoyment for budding Alberta theatre artists.
Artstrek has become a vital cog in Alberta’s thriving theatre community by offering young Albertans an opportunity to develop their talent and passion in a creative environment. We recognize the essential value our young artists provide: the next idea, expression or work that will capture our imagination and infuse the community with excitement and enthusiasm, helping to renew and continue the love of art from one generation to the next.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts believes that an important part of our mission is to nurture emerging artists as they find their individual paths. We hope you enjoy this exploration of talent, creativity and passion with some of Alberta’s finest theatre professionals. Take inspiration from the talents of the people in your community and give back by inspiring others to discover, experience and celebrate art and creativity in their daily life.
Message from Red Deer College
Through our partnership with Theatre Alberta and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Red Deer College is proud to play host to Artstrek 2015.
Red Deer College provides an environment that allows students to explore, enjoy and learn about the arts. As a provincial leader in Creative Arts education, we acknowledge the importance of arts within society and are committed to providing hands-on learning opportunities for students. By welcoming the Artstrek program onto our campus, we provide today’s youth with access to professional facilities and faculty needed to explore their passion.
Through the School of Creative Arts, Red Deer College has positioned itself to ensure the continued development of arts in Alberta. On behalf of all us at Red Deer College I look forward to welcoming the 2015 Artstrek students onto our campus and continuing our contribution to this exciting and successful programming.
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Message from Cenovus Energy
At Cenovus, we support organizations like Theatre Alberta because they help build a strong sense of community through culture and creativity. And we’re delighted to once again be involved with the Artstrek summer theatre school for teens. Investing in a high impact program like Artstrek, is especially important to us – as it helps Albertan teens like you gain the life skills needed for bright future.
Congratulations on taking part in Artstrek this year, for being excited about theatre, and for demonstrating such an incredible desire to learn.