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Announcement (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre RBC Horizon Emerging Artist Program

With the support of the RBC Foundation, the Citadel Theatre is excited to welcome a new set of artists to  a year of mentorship, programming, and development. After receiving many fantastic submissions from Alberta’s next generation of theatre-makers, we are thrilled to have four inaugural participants in the RBC Horizon


Announcement (National): The 2020 Siminovitch Prize Short List

  The Siminovitch Prize Foundation has announced the shortlist for this year’s Siminovitch Prize, the most prestigious theatre award in Canada. The jury has selected five outstanding playwrights as finalists for the esteemed theatre prize, now celebrating its 20th year of honouring excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre.   The

Announcement (Edmonton): Rapid Fire Theatre Returns to the Stage

After a 7-month hiatus, Rapid Fire Theatre is back in action at a new temporary location in the heart of Old Strathcona.   As of March 2020, COVID-19 has disrupted Rapid Fire Theatre’s ability to produce any shows at the Citadel Theatre. The company is ecstatic to announce that they

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News (National): Associated Designers of Canada Join IATSE

  In a multi-day, online vote culminating on October 1st, members of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) have voted 95% in favour of joining the IATSE. For decades, members of the two organizations have worked side by side in venues all across Canada. This vote serves to formalize the


News (Calgary): Theatre Calgary Announces New Executive Director

Theatre Calgary’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Maya Choldin as the new Executive Director of Theatre Calgary. She will officially join the theatre on November 2, 2020.   Raised in Alberta, and graduate of Mount Allison University, Ms. Choldin is currently the Managing Director of


News (Alberta): Province Announces 2020 Artist In Residence/Arts Ambassador

2020 Alberta Artist In Residence/Arts Ambassador Award-winning singer/songwriter Joal Kamps has been selected as the Government of Alberta’s next Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador. His term officially beings in October 2020.   About the artist Alberta-born, raised and based, international performing artist and award-winning songwriter Joal Kamps is passionate about sharing


Announcment (Alberta): Inside Out Theatre Introduces Artistic Basic Income Program

Inside Out Theatre announces the Artistic Basic Income program, providing direct, unrestricted cash support to artists with disabilities, d/Deaf artists, or MAD artists/artists living with mental illness. Launched on September 1st, 2020, submissions of applications for this program will be accepted until September 30th, 2020. What is the Artistic Basic

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News (Alberta): Updated Guidance on Performing Arts Activities

On September 11, 2020, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province will allow limited band practices, indoor singing and concerts involving wind instruments. The following guidance documents on have been updated to reflect these changes: Dance (September 11) Instrumental music (September 11) Singing and


Announcement (National): The 2020 Tom Hendry Awards – Playwrights Guild of Canada

  Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Virtual Nominee Gala and  Awards Ceremony for the 2020 Tom Hendry Awards   Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) announces that due to recent worldwide COVID-19 events, the annual Tom Hendry Awards Nominee Gala on  September 28th at 7:00 pm EST, and the Awards Ceremony


Theatre Alberta Commits To Participation in The 35//50 Initiative YYC and YEG

Theatre Alberta extends deep gratitude and support to the theatre and arts community members across Alberta—specifically in Moh’kins’tsis (also known as Calgary) in Treaty 7 and Amiskwaciwâskahikan (also known as Edmonton) in Treaty 6—who have come together to craft and present a gift for the future of theatre in Alberta.


Announcement (Alberta): Alberta Culture Days Has Something for Everyone

Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit returns all September long.   A record 99 organizations received grants from the Alberta government to host online or in-person Alberta Culture Days events this September. More than $300,000 will support a variety of activities in communities across the province,


Announcement (Alberta): The 2020 Alberta Playwriting Competition Winners

Alberta Playwrights’ Network is delighted to announce that the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Alberta Playwriting Competition is Meg Braem for her play Chrysothemis. A striking reimagining of the story of the oft-forgotten daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Chrysothemis is a deft and complex narrative that blows the dust

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Event (National): Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry

  Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry September 22, 2020 Live event workers were among the first to lose jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and all indications are that they will be the last back to work. Many people are facing choices between food and rent,

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