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In addition to our core activities, the Edmonton Arts Council supports a variety of projects that further our mandate of supporting and promoting the arts in Edmonton.

 2022 Edmonton Arts Prizes Square

Edmonton Arts Prizes

The Edmonton Arts Prizes celebrate artists from a range of art forms and practices, recognizing their work, and investing in their continued experimentation and creation.

With the shared aim to enhance Edmonton’s reputation as a hub for extraordinary creation in the arts, the prize program is coordinated by the Edmonton Arts Council, in partnership with the City of Edmonton and our community partners: Alberta Media Production Industries Association, Alberta Music, Audrey’s Books, CARFAC Alberta, Edmonton Community Foundation and Writers’ Guild of Alberta.

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tix on the square

TIX on the Square

Located on the southwest corner of Churchill Square, TIX on the Square is a not-for-profit box office and gift shop owned and operated by the Edmonton Arts Council.

TIX supports Edmonton artists and artistic works through ticket sales and promotion of local events such as fundraisers, concerts and plays, festivals and lectures.

TIX is also a gift shop for locally made art and fine craft, including jewelry, pottery, photography, clothing, books and music. 

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Titilope Sonuga 

Poet Laureate

Edmonton’s Poet Laureate reflects the life of the city through readings of poetry, and, as an ambassador for the literary arts, the Laureate incorporates poetry into a range of official and informal city activities.

Titilope Sonuga is a poet, playwright and performer whose work grasps moments of tenderness and persistent joy at the intersection of blackness and womanhood. She is a leading voice in local and international poetry communities who has travelled extensively as an artist and facilitated adult and youth poetry workshops worldwide.

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 Jennie Vegt

Artists in Residence

The artist in residence program embeds local artists into different areas in Edmonton to engage with the community - be it employees and visitors at the City Clerks office, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre For Newcomers, or the historic Yorath House.

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Edmonton Arts Council blog

The Edmonton Arts Council tumblr is where we highlight and celebrate the success stories of the many artists and community members that form the foundation of Edmonton’s arts scene.

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Arts Hab

Arts Habitat is an initiative of the Edmonton Arts Council with a mandate to provide safe, affordable and appropriate living and working space for artists.

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Channeling Connections

On May 27-29, 2015, the Edmonton Arts Council hosted a three-day gathering to connect Indigenous artists, prairie arts funding bodies and arts organizations to meet, discuss and learn about the challenges and opportunities within Indigenous arts communities.

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Arts Summit

On April 24 and 25, 2013, the Edmonton Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council hosted 42 artists, arts administrators, cultural policy and cultural planning academics, arts funders and arts advocates in Edmonton for two days of meetings to discuss a question: How do we speak for the arts in Canada today?

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