Pay What You Can – Chelsea Hotel- The Songs of Leonard Cohen



Pay What You Can – a way for Keyano Theatre to give back to the community while engaging residents who may otherwise not be able or willing to attend a full price theatre event.


Our first Pay What You Can (PWYC) performance will be for the professional touring show Chelsea Hotel- The Songs of Leonard Cohen. The pricing structure only applies to the Saturday, November 28, 2:00 pm matinee show. For this date patrons are able to pay an amount of their choice for their ticket. Limited PWYC tickets are available and tickets can be purchased in person only at the Keyano Box Office from November 26 at 8:30 am to November 28, until curtain at 2:00 pm.



  • November 28, 2:00 pm matinee performance of Chelsea Hotel- The Songs of Leonard Cohen
  • Patrons choose their own ticket price
  • Limited tickets available


Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre wants to ensure that everyone in the Wood Buffalo community has the opportunity to see live theatre. By extending a Pay What You Can pricing structure, those who may be new to the world of theatre or may not have the means to pay full price can still experience the magic of arts and culture on our stage.


Pay What You Can tickets go on sale Thursday, November 26 at 8:30 amin person only at the Keyano Box Office. Limited tickets will be on sale until 2:00 pm Saturday, November 28.


Keyano Box Office, Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre 8115 Franklin Ave


Art in Motion: Call to Artists

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Art in Motion: Call to Artists

Winter Exhibition:
Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories – This theme asks the artist to reflect on their childhood, or on “Childhood” as a springboard for thematic expression. Reflecting on childhood memories, and life events is a wonderful way for residents of our diverse community to connect with each other.

This theme is whimsical and playful, which is exactly what is required to brighten our winter. Inspiration can be drawn from toys, mementos, and scrapbooks. We all have something to share from our childhood. The exhibit space allows for both 2D and 3D art, for more information on the exhibit space parameters please review the criteria listed on this page.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 3, 2015.

Art in Motion is an exhibit within an innovative space. We want to allow for the creativity and exploratory nature of the McMurray Experience to be showcased in the art work that is on display.

The exhibit has space for 12 pieces.

Childhood Memories – What does it mean to you?

Submit Your Art in Motion Entry Online.

Artist Opportunity

A new group exhibit space has been created within McMurray Experience called: “Art in Motion.” This will be a unique opportunity for artists to display and showcase their work. This gallery space is kinetic: it is a dynamic and moving space that is automated and will rotate the artworks around in a Ferris wheel style apparatus. Artists will have their work exhibited within the rotating display case, and their information (didactic panel) shown on an electronic screen as their work rotates through the feature spot.

The community will have an opportunity to:

  • Exhibit their artwork in a dedicated space for a three- month period
  • Establish a profile within the community
  • Gain valuable exposure to tourist, visitors and local residences

This opportunity is open but not limited to both emerging and established artist, community groups and schools. Works of art are required to meet the criteria listed below.

Enhancement to the Community

This new exhibit space will create an added element within the McMurray Experience for citizens and visitors alike to interact socially around a work that will inspire conversation. It allows for the community to share work (the Artist) and be inspired (the viewer), by our thriving Arts and Culture community.


Exhibits will rotate seasonally (four times per year) and each season will be announced annually at the beginning of the year.

Selected participants/groups will produce work or submit work that expresses their interpretation of the theme. This provides applicants the ability to create a new piece and apply at any time for their chosen theme.

Criteria to Submit

Each submission (2D and 3D) must follow these guidelines:

  • Applicant must be a resident of Wood Buffalo
  • Be the original work of the Applicant, and/or have all rights to the work
  • Complete the Artist application form (online)
  • Weigh a maximum of 32 kilograms (70 pounds)
  • Dimensions maximum: 3D 16” x 16” x 16”; 2D 16” x 16”
  • Does not include any substances listed on the art exclusions list (listed below)
  • Each work must be labeled on the back with title, medium, and artist’s name.

Art Exclusions List

We cannot accept works that require or contain:

  • Liquids (example: water)
  • Living items (example: plants)
  • Electricity or batteries
  • Combustible material

Artists, arts workers, arts business owners in Wood Buffalo: We want to hear from you!


Are you an artist in Wood Buffalo? Do you work in the arts? We want to hear from you!

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is conducting a confidential survey of artists, arts workers, arts educators and arts business owners in Wood Buffalo, the first ever survey of its kind in this area. We want to hear from the cultural community across all artistic disciplines to get a picture of the unique strengths and challenges that come with making art and making a life in this one-of-a-kind northern municipality. Arts Council Wood Buffalo will use the results of the survey to help strengthen and enhance the vibrancy and growth of the arts community in the region.

Please visit You could win a Choose Your Own Vacation prize pack, which includes $500 of Air Canada travel and $500 of accommodations at a Fairmont Hotel. The survey closes on December 4, 2015.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo encourages you to share this information amongst your friends, family, and peers who are also eligible to take the survey. The more data we can gather, the more we can identify needs and advocate for the arts community in our region! Plus, encouraging others to take the survey increases your chances of winning the prize pack.

Thank you for your effort and time!



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November 21-22, 2015

10 am to 5 pm

Designed for performance artists looking to cultivate a deeper relationship with themselves, enhance their craft, and connect with their peers in the artistic community.

Artists will learn wellness tools, including breath and focus exercises, which they can confidently use in their own artistic practice.

Limited space, register at

$120 non-members

$100 ACWB members

Business of the Arts Workshop Series Presented in partnership with Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Bookkeeping for Artists – November 5, 2015

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November 4, 2015

6:00-9:00 pm

Redpoll Centre, Shell Place

Learn key financial best practices with facilitator Lucille Frost. Lucille is a visual artist, arts administrator, and curator based in Edmonton. Topics such as balance sheets, income statements, the business accounting cycle, monthly bank reconciliations, and payroll and deductions will be covered.

Limited space, register at

$25.00 non-members

$20.00 ACWB members

“The Good Survivor” – Storyhive Short Film Contest


Help support local filmmakers submission to the 2015 Storyhive Short Film Contest

“A human story in an inhuman world”



The world has ended and only a few scattered survivors scavenge an undead land. Dylan, a young man with cerebral palsy, was not built for these times but tries to show he’s not a burden to Steve, his travel companion. When Steve is left unable to protect Dylan or himself, it is up to Dylan to prove that he can be the good survivor.


Starring: Dylan Thomas, Steve Reeve, Dave Boutilier and Ashley Laurenson


“We plan on shooting this film in Fort McMurray AB  and appreciate all the local help and support to getting this story told. There are daily behind the scenes and promo videos that will be released between now and November 9th.” – Tito Guillen






Learning Through The Arts Level 1 & 2 Artist-Educator Training


DANCERS, VOCALISTS, DRAMATIC ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, COMPOSERS, WRITERS & VISUAL ARTISTS & ARTISANS: Do you enjoy working with kids & youth and sharing your art form? Do you want to shape a positive classroom experience for kids using artsbased learning? Would you like to earn money sharing your passion for art and enthusiasm for learning? Royal Conservatory of Musicʼs Learning Through The Arts program is looking for you!! We are running Foundations/Level 1 & 2 Artist-Educator training November 5th, Noon to 5pm & November 6th, 9am to 2pm This is a FREE information and education session for people that are interested in learning more about our program – the only obligation is your time. (Coffee and snacks provided)

To Register, please email :

Charity Exhibition Submission Deadline Fast Approaching

As a reminder the “Filling the Palette” Charity Art Exhibition submission deadline is this coming Wednesday October 15th. Attached below is the open call, submission form and gallery guidelines for you reference.
This years charity exhibition and auction will benefit the Wood Buffalo Food Bank however there is no theme requirement for the exhibition.
There is an online auction component to this exhibition which is a great opportunity for artists because they will be able to showcase website portfolios alongside the artwork and artists bio.
If you have a website please include it in your submission, so online auction viewers can have the ability to continue onto your website if they like your work.
For further information please contact:


Christina Beckman
Art Exhibit Coordinator

Art, Culture & Events

Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

1 C.A. Knight Way

Fort McMurray, AB

T9H 5C5

T  780 791 0070 ext 5043


Entry Form – Filling the Palette Charity Exhibition (1)

2015 Exhibition Guidelines

Open Call Charity Exhibition 2015

Generation mYsunderstood

Did you know that by 2025, 75% of the workforce will be Generation Y? Attracting and retaining top talent is essential. Is your organization ready?

The Gen Y Inc is really excited about their next presenter coming October 20th in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Week.  Gen Y Inc assists organizations of all sizes analyze, quantify, leverage and capitalize on organizational culture. Eric Termuende is the Co-Founder and Director of Gen Y Inc, was recently named as Calgary’s youngest Game Changer by BRANDED Magazine and as spoken and written for the Conference Board of Canada and the Globe and Mail.

We have heard it in the news, people have been talking about for a while now – as Baby Boomers prepare to exit the workplace, Generation Y is coming in with force and a very different mindset when it comes to their careers. At the end of September Stats Canada released new information regarding our aging population, and for the first time ever there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 15.  (

Seats are limited and there is an opportunity to participate in more intimate roundtable discussion following the presentation. .

This event is free to attend and we hope you are able to join us – you can RSVP here

Midevil Themed Halloween Party @ The Jaguar Lounge


Looking for something fun and unique to do this Halloween? Our friends at The Jaguar Lounge in Dickensfield are hosting a one-of-a-kind Midevil Themed Celebration!

Tickets are $35 and include a complimentary welcome cocktail, a traditional midevil feast, entertainment from members of our local theatre community, and SO much more!

For more information and/or to purchase tickets please e-mail ACWB Program Manager Michelle Thorne at

Seating is limited so make sure to purchase your tickets in advance!