ARTS VOTE 2017
What #yegvotesarts is all about and how you can help
Edmonton City Council generally has been very supportive of the city’s Arts sector in recent years.
For the Arts community to continue to grow and increase its contribution to Edmonton, that support needs to continue.
The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) currently is preparing a second 10-year Plan for Arts and Culture in Edmonton (the current Art of Living plan expires in 2018). That new plan ultimately must go before Edmonton City Council for adoption.
Meantime, the new Screen Industries Office is being organized and soon should have its first executive director, charged with responsibility for attracting major film projects to Edmonton and also for helping to develop the city’s domestic screen industries. The support this new office receives from City Council also will be vitally important in seeing our city’s screen industries grow and stimulate increased economic development in Edmonton through movie production.
As an industry, we need to pay close attention to where each of the candidates in this election stands on issues facing arts and culture.
Visit The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton for more info.