Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo: Arts & Culture – The team manages current programs and events, and is in the process of developing new cultural opportunities, activities, events and contests to celebrate the diversity of heritage, public art, and culture in the RMWB.
Municipal Public Art Program – The RMWB is dedicated to developing a municipally-run public art program that will strengthen a sense of place and belonging for its residents while attracting and creating lasting memories for its visitors. Public art is works of art created by an artist that are located in the public realm that are free and accessible for all to experience. Public art is not an “art form”. It can take on any shape or size and can be built, assembled, performed, painted, and/or cast. It can also be permanent or temporary. Public art can be integrated into architecture, urban design, landscape, and our everyday environment. The Municipal Public Art Policy and the Municipal Public Art Guidelines define public art in the RMWB.
- Public Art Committee – The function of the PAC is to provide recommendations and expert advice with respect to the creation and implementation of the Municipal Public Art Program. Volunteer committee members take a leadership and advocacy role in promoting public art in the Municipality. The PAC is governed by the Public Art Committee Bylaw.
Community Futures Wood Buffalo – For over 30 years, they been helping people turn business ideas into reality in rural Alberta. Their small business specialists connect entrepreneurs with the skills, financing and resources they need to succeed, including training and loans. Workshop information can be found on their Eventbrite page.
Wood Buffalo Economic Development – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo department: “Committed to Business in Wood Buffalo”
- Your Guide to Starting and Operating a Business in Wood Buffalo resource book
- Business Resource Centre supports businesses by: In person support from Economic Development to direct business-related inquiries; Delivery of programs through one-on-one support and group workshops; Access to relevant resources to help grow and start a business; and Direct access to Municipal Services including Economic Development, Business Licensing and Permitting. Workshop information can be found on their Eventbrite page.
Alberta Culture and Tourism – Supports the development and sustainability of Alberta’s cultural industries, tourism, the arts, recreation and sport, heritage and nonprofit/voluntary sector.
Alberta Dance Alliance – The ADA is a provincial service organization that exists to foster and promote the appreciation and practice of dance in Alberta. The ADA provides education, awareness, and advocacy though programs, events and services.
Alberta Film – A part of the Government of Alberta, supports the growth, sustainability, competitiveness and business attraction of Alberta’s screen-based production industry.
Alberta Foundation for the Arts – A crown agency of the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ (AFA) mandate is to support and contribute to the development of the arts in Alberta. The AFA administers grants, promotes the arts, and manages the provincial art collection.
Alberta Media Fund – Provides support to organizations and individuals involved in the Cultural Industries, which include screen-based media production, book and magazine publishing and sound recordings.
Alberta Music – The Alberta Music Industry Association is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry to succeed in their careers.
Theatre Alberta – A non-profit society and registered Canadian charity dedicated to the growth and development of the Alberta theatre community.
Visual Arts Alberta – Is a non-profit, Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) and the provincial affiliate for CARFAC National. Its mission is to promote the visual arts in Alberta and assist Alberta artists, providing a communication hub between members of the visual arts community and the general public.
Alberta Small Business Resources – a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs managed by the Government of Alberta.
Canada Council for the Arts – Offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts, and integrated and circus arts.
Canada Arts Presentation Fund (Government of Canada) – Provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series (arts presenters) and organizations that offer support to arts presenters.
Canadian Authors Association – Provides writers with a wide variety of programs, services and resources to help them develop their skills in both the craft and the business of writing, enhance their ability to earn a living as a writer, and have access to a Canada-wide network of writers and publishing industry professionals.
Canadian Dance Assembly – Strives to cultivate a strong national voice for Canadian professional dance and to support the development of resources for this field of artistic expression.
CARFAC – Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists.
PACT – (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres) For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work.
SOCAN – The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is a not-for-profit organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of millions of Canadian and international music creators and publishers.