About Red Deer Arts Council
A vibrant, thriving community that celebrates and nurtures arts and creativity in Central Alberta.
MISSION / MANDATE
To inspire, support, and stimulate arts and culture in Red Deer through education, advocacy, and programming.
Who We Are in 2023
The Red Deer Arts Council is a professional arts service organization for visual, literary, and performing member artists as well as cultural organizations to enhance our community through the arts. We offer learning opportunities, community gatherings, and programs for literary, visual, and performing artists of all levels. Come be a part of Creative Red Deer! A VERY brief list of programs:
Visual Arts: We operate a public art gallery, a new community gallery and event space, coordinate promotions for monthly art gallery openings around town, host an annual artists open studio tour.
Performing Arts: We program an outdoor free summer concert series and feature local theatre, cinema, and dance events in our promotions.
Literary Arts: We host writing workshops, monthly writer’s open stage nights, and are continuing to build our offerings to include book sales onsite and book launches and literary readings.
Artistic Development: We provide workshop for artists’ professional practice development in collaboration with the Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery and provide 5 scholarships and 2 awards annually, supporting practicing and student artists.
Outreach Programs: The Hub 2.0 is a weekly program at our YMCA centering on arts programs for people with developmental disabilities. We also offer the Ross Street Singers community choir to welcome
Culture & Creativity: We lead the Alberta Culture Days planning committee with many organizations, and assist others to plan Pow-Wows, Winter Francophone Carnivals, and heritage celebrations. We lead advocacy for artists and the creative community in our brand new gallery/office/gathering space that is accessible, welcoming, and open to the public.
In the spring of 2010, three organizations, the Red Deer and District Allied Arts Council, Cultural Charter Partners of Red Deer and District, and the Cultural Development Association of Red Deer (Culture Link) merged to form the Red Deer Arts Council.
The purpose of all three groups was to bring arts and culture to the fore in our community. Their objective has been to develop the artists, the arts and culture delivery system, arts and culture engagement, and audience development.
The Red Deer Arts Council creates a vibrant community for literary, performing, and visual artists and cultural organizations. Our organization builds on our past history, diverse experiences, and the talents of its founding members to create the strong and viable organization thriving as we grow into the future.
NEED A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS POSTED FOR YOUR EVENT OR ORGANIZATION?
Follow this link to complete your request form and have the Red Deer Arts Council share your request with our community of artists! Whether you need a musician, performer, visual artist, or someone who'd like to sell products at your event, this form contains all the information that we need in order to market your opportunity for local artists and artisans!