Arts and culture

Jaemie and Vanessa filming for their visual podcast Low Key Obsessed. Photo by Vincent Le.

Funding, peer-mentorship, training and distribution available to help Red Deer artists raise their VOICES!

Local creators can now apply for the TELUS STORYHIVE’s Voices 2.0 program until July 28

  • Jul 4, 2022

 

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

 

FILE - A man, wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus, is tattooed at Paul and Friends tattoo parlour in downtown Brussels, March 26, 2021. The European Union is imposing restrictions on the inks that tattoo artists can use as of Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The EU says it is a necessary move to protect the health of consumers because thousands of chemical elements now in use can cause anything from allergic reactions to cancer. The tattoo industry complains it is unfairly targeted and is losing an essence part of its art. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Tattoo artist anger over new EU rules goes beyond skin deep

Commission says alternatives to the banned products do exist

  • Jan 5, 2022

 

Paintings by Marianne Harris are part of a diverse array of art exhibits that will be open First Friday for receptions. (Contributed photo)

A bounty of First Friday art receptions will be held in Red Deer on Sept. 3

First Friday art receptions to be held An array of First Friday…

Paintings by Marianne Harris are part of a diverse array of art exhibits that will be open First Friday for receptions. (Contributed photo)
This picture provided and painted by Bob Dylan in 2020 is called “New York Subways”. The largest collection of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S. “Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan’s art, featuring more than 120 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Building on the original “Retrospectum” exhibition that premiered in Shanghai, China, in 2019, the new version will include new, never-before-seen pieces and additional artworks from a brand-new series called “American Pastoral.” (Bob Dylan via AP)

Bob Dylan artwork to go on display in the U.S. this year

‘Retrospectrum’ spans six decades of Dylan’s art

  • May 11, 2021
This picture provided and painted by Bob Dylan in 2020 is called “New York Subways”. The largest collection of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever seen will go on display later this year in the U.S. “Retrospectum” spans six decades of Dylan’s art, featuring more than 120 of the artist’s paintings, drawings and sculptures. Building on the original “Retrospectum” exhibition that premiered in Shanghai, China, in 2019, the new version will include new, never-before-seen pieces and additional artworks from a brand-new series called “American Pastoral.” (Bob Dylan via AP)
Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault holds a press conference in Ottawa on November 3, 2020. The Heritage Department is committing $40 million to a “COVID-safe events fund” designed to encourage arts and cultural plans to move forward in the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Heritage minister unveils COVID-19 events fund for arts and cultural sector

Financial support tops out at $100,000 per eligible applicant

Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault holds a press conference in Ottawa on November 3, 2020. The Heritage Department is committing $40 million to a “COVID-safe events fund” designed to encourage arts and cultural plans to move forward in the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Mark your calendars for Alberta Métis Fest, June 13

  • Jun 8, 2020
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival
Cree artist Kent Monkman has apologized his painting ”Hanky Panky,” in a May 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Kent Monkman apologizes for painting criticized as depicting ‘revenge rape’

Cree artist Kent Monkman is apologizing for a painting that critics say…

Cree artist Kent Monkman has apologized his painting ”Hanky Panky,” in a May 21, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is one of the local groups affected by changes to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ grant distribution. (Advocate file photo).

Provincial grant changes have Red Deer arts groups worried

Funding uncertainty is looming over the Red Deer Symphony, the Red Deer…

The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is one of the local groups affected by changes to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ grant distribution. (Advocate file photo).
New Canadian cultural plan unveiled

New Canadian cultural plan unveiled

OTTAWA — The Liberal government’s way forward to promote and encourage Canadian…

New Canadian cultural plan unveiled