Performing Arts

Supporting and promoting the performing arts in Red Deer, this committee meets monthly to discuss industry standards, advocacy, collaborative events, and discipline-specific opportunities in music, dance, theatre, other performing arts, civic events and festivals. The committee makes recommendations to the Red Deer Arts Council that may impact performing artists, and maintain an online cache of resources, artist contacts and guidelines. Raising awareness, visibility and networking of the performing arts within our community, they also help to program First Friday Red Deer public events in collaboration with the Visual Arts committee.

Committee members are drawn from a variety of arts organizations, professional artists, educators and community individuals from each discipline, and whose members also promote Red Deer performing arts out to the wider community.


2020 Fee Schedule for Musicians

The Red Deer Arts Council believes in fair compensation for the creative work of artists and cultural industries. This fee schedule is to provide a guide to musicians and presenters for MINIMUM fees for various types of musical performances and workshops. It has been developed in consultation with a number of musician’s unions and professional organizations, as well as working musicians. Please note that many artists have their own fee schedules and charge higher fees based on skill, experience, expenses and demand for their services. Travel, accommodation, sound equipment and production, meals or other expenses are not included in these fees and should be negotiated in addition to performance fees. This is a dynamic document that may be updated regularly. Contact the Red Deer Arts Council for more information.

Download Minimum Fee Schedule (PDF)


Music & Dance Organizations

The following Music Organizations, Dance Organizations and Venues gives a broad view of the performing arts community in Red Deer. Although some of the websites or emails may appear to be cut off, the links are active as they are. WordPress couldn’t accommodate the entire table.

The Performing Arts Committee will be hard at work gathering more names, both organizations and individuals. If you know of someone we missed, please contact the office at 403-348-278. We would be happy to add them to our list.


Music Organizations


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Email/Website

Benwood String Ensemble587-377-3279ruthcowanmusicstudio(at)hotmail.com
Hearts of Harmony403-742-4218sheryl.brook(at)gmail.com
Red Deer Royals (Community Band Society)403-346-3911directorofbands(at)reddeerroyals.com
www.reddeerroyals.ca
Red Deer Youth and Community Orchestra587-998-9453lmstuppard(at)gmail.com
Wild Rose Harmonizers403-342-1318crozsmit@telusplanet.net
www.harmonizers.ca
Choral Singers Unite Society403.309.3032csusociety(at)gmail.com
www.csusreddeer.com
Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts403-392-8820ashley.miller(at)reddeerkiwanisfestival.org
Alberta Registered Music Teachers Assoc. RD403.352.8873scully1s(at)telus.net
Red Deer College Chamber Choir403-342-3584www.rdc.ab.ca
RDC Symphonic Winds & Big Jazz Band403-342-3527steve.sherman(at)rdc.ab.ca
www.rdc.ab.ca
Golden Circle Singers403-342-4047mmorrison(at)goldencircle.ca
Golden Circle Ho-Downers403-346-5802mmorrison(at)goldencircle.ca
Red Deer Legion Pipe Band403-782-7183 amacaskill(at)telus.net


Venues


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Email/Website

Bo’s Bar & Grill403 309 2200bo(at)bosbar.com
East 40th Pub403 340 1844east40pub(at)shaw.ca
The Vat Pub403 346 5636VATLIVE(at)gmail.com
The Velvet Olive Lounge *403 986 1030thevelvetolive(at)gmail.com
The Westerner403 343 7800askus(at)westernerpark.ca