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The Alberta Foundation of Arts celebrates 25 years

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
The Alberta Foundation of Arts celebrates 25 years

The Alberta Foundation of Arts is celebrating 25 years of support for Alberta’s artists and arts organization.

Since 1991, AFA has funded thousands of artists to help create extraordinary art in different communities.

The AFA also manages an extensive art collection that features work from hundreds of artists from all over the province.

“For 25 years, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts has been a core support for a vibrant arts community that inspires creativity and innovation in our province and beyond,” said Liam Oddie, Acting Chair, AFA Board of Directors. “Our anniversary is a milestone we are proud to celebrate with the community, and a wonderful opportunity to refresh and set a new direction for the next 25 years and beyond.”

Their anniversary will also include three activities:

Commemorative Art Projects – one-time funding opportunities for artists to help create their legacy, composition and performance. This will also provide funding for up to five projects to a maximum of $25,000 each, with both individuals and organizations eligible. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2016.

25 Influential Alberta Artists – will honour a selection of artists whose work and practice has had a substantial impact on the development of the Alberta arts community. The 25 Influential Alberta Artists will be unveiled on September 30th at the Capital Arts Building in Edmonton.

New AFA logo – the logo has been around since 2004 and is a symbol of the AFA’s deep connection to the Alberta’s arts community. They’re now developing a new logo to reflect the intention to reinvigorate, cultivate and evolve.

“Congratulations to the Alberta Foundation of the Arts for a quarter century of supporting, growing and preserving Alberta artists and arts organizations,” said Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism. “I hope that the impact of the past 25 years continues to ripple across the province and future generations of artists as they share our stories, capture our imaginations, contribute to our economy and add to the quality of life for all Albertans.”

The AFA will be celebrating their anniversary during a commemorative event taking place during the Alberta Culture Days.

It will take place at the Capital Arts Building in Edmonton on September 30, starting at 10 a.m.

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