Edmonton Fringe Theatre
Fringe is optimistically reimagining all the ways we can celebrate 40 years of fringing this August. All plans will respect public health restrictions, and above all else, the safety of fringers. Stay tuned for a public announcement coming soon!
Edmonton International Street Performers Hybrid Festival
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival has planned a variety of Festival programming for 2021. EISPF knows how vital it is for us to contribute to the health and well-being of Edmontonians by continuing to offer our brand of festival spirit and joy for all. One way we plan to do this is by presenting StreetFest Community "MaskParades" in neighbourhoods throughout Edmonton. Along with our "MaskParades", Street Performer Skills Workshops - providing training in juggling, balance, dance, and more - will be available upon request.
EPCOR Heart + Soul Fund sponsorship will help support performer fees, tech support, workshop artist facilitators, as well as PPE and marketing.
Edmonton Comedy Festival - October 2021
The festival will feature 20, reduced capacity comedy shows at venues across Edmonton. Funds will go toward comedian fees, venue rental, and advertising.
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra ESO Outside - June 2021
The ESO will form various performance cohorts (of between 3 and 15 musicians each) and play approximately 30 outdoor concerts in June. These concerts will occur in outdoor Edmonton and area venues such as Borden Park, Rundle Park, and Hawerlak Park, in addition locations in Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, and Beaumont. Concert themes will vary depending on the group of musicians, but programs will include a family concert program, a chamber orchestra program, and a program of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.
Edmonton Heritage Festival World Music Week - July 25 - August 1
World Music Week will support local cultural acts and share Edmonton's cultural diversity both with a live audience at Hawerlak Park, and online through Facebook and YouTube live feed. Funds will go toward artist fees, and production costs to share performances digitally.
AGA Sidewalk Cinema - April 2021 onward
The Art Gallery of Alberta will feature new digital film, video, music, spoken word and other digital works created by local artists, arts partner organizations and members of the local community. The content will be screened daily on a new, high definition LED screen that will be installed on the exterior north façade of the AGA building in April, and posted on a new AGA Sidewalk Cinema You Tube channel. Funds will be used to pay exhibition fees to participating artists, filmmakers and musicians.
Teatro La Quindicina - Lost Lemoine - August 2021
Teatro is working on a top secret project, to be revealed in the coming months, that is certain to delight audiences at home and abroad. Stay tuned to TeatroQ.com
Theatre Prospero Enchanted Antlers Production - December 6-17 2021
Enchanted Antlers is the heartwarming story of Elk, Moose, and Deer and their friends as they gather in the wallow for the most important hooved holiday of the year: 'All Ungulates Eve'. The story will teach youth about inclusive behaviour, cross cultural sharing, and respect for the land and creatures on it in a way that is funny, engaging and impactful. The production will be rehearsed and recorded, and made available to schools and seniors facilities. Funds will go toward artist fees, equipment and studio rental.
Arts On The Ave Birds on a Wire: Placemaking through the Pandemic
Using the visual and performing arts and culinary experiences, Arts on the Ave will safely connect Edmonton's most vulnerable individuals through free programming. The project includes numerous activities, like: pop up performances and outdoor visual art galleries, culinary and art workshops, education and hands on learning, physical activities and DIY programming. Funds will be used for artists, educators, rental equipment, supplies, and materials.
Latitude 53 Schmoozy 2021 - October 2021
Schmoozy is Latitude 53's big, annual fundraising event, and will be modified once again this year due to COVID. The "event" will be a hybrid model, including a series of virtual and reduced capacity in-person events over a full month that will celebrate artists and continue to re-energize the arts community safely. Funds will be used to pay artists for performances, edition commissions, and artwork, and cover the cost of regular tickets so that the community can attend free of charge.
124 Street Business Associations All is Bright Festival - November 20, 2021
In November, 124th Street will transform into an outdoor festival of lights, musicians, roving street performers, and ice sculptors, drawing community members to the area and benefitting local businesses. Funds will go toward paying local artists.
Hit that Jive - Play the Fool Theatre Festival - September, 2021
Play the Fool is Edmonton's multi-day theatre festival that showcases the tradition and heritage of clown-theatre and physical comedy art forms. The September festival will feature reduced capacity theatre performances, with contingency plans to move online. Funds will go toward professional artist fees.
Thousand Faces Festival - Rocko and Nakota: Tales from the Land - June 21, 2021
The play is about an 11 year old Indigenous boy trying to write a story, and his grandfather who visits him while he is in the hospital and shares many Indigenous tales. The goal is for Indigenous children and youth to discover and celebrate who they are in the land of their ancestors while also allowing non-Indigenous children and youth to understand and respect Indigenous culture. The production will be broadcast live to schools on National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21.
Edmonton Ukrainian Festival Society - Ufest After Dark: It's Baaaaack! - October 2021
This event is a fundraiser to generate revenue to help execute the next Ukrainian Festival. In October, the event will take place at the Alberta Aviation Museum and will feature cultural performances, bands, dancing, food and an auction/raffle. Funds will go toward musicians, performers, equipment/facility rental, and marketing.
Mile Zero Dance Society - REELING: Dance on Screen - May & June 2021
Dance films by over 1,000 applicants will be curated, and developed into films to be shown virtually, and at a drive-in theatre at Bonnie Doon Mall. The initiative also consists of online panels for Edmonton's film and dance artists on the topics of film methods and how to distribute films globally, as well as an online contest for one-minute film creation with cash prizes to encourage public participation. Funds will be used toward the film curator position, and technical costs for drive-in.