Recent stories about arts

Four smiling people in business attire pose in front of a banner reading "ESIO."]
arts business

ESIO reveals how it will spend part of rejigged fund

The Edmonton Screen Industries Office is now spreading the word on three new streams of funding as part of its $4-million Strategic Initiatives Fund for capacity-building.

Read the story
Rapper Arlo Maverick splays across a stoop, lit in blue under the cover of dark.
arts music

Arlo Maverick's latest celebrates blue-collar Edmonton

A longtime Edmonton rapper is dedicating his forthcoming sophomore album to the working class.

Read the story
A scene from Hey Viktor! in which Cody Lightning is in a tense exchange with Simon Baker, watched from a distance by Hannah Cheesman
arts business

U.S. entertainment strikes cause some ripples in Edmonton's film industry

The ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists might slow the flow of American productions coming to the region, though they also present opportunities for local creatives.

Read the story
A newspaper clipping of an ad for the Bijou Theatre, where admission was 10 cents and movies included Foxy Cupid and Professor Optimo
history arts

A moment in history: Sept. 20, 1912

On this day 111 years ago, the Bijou Theatre, Edmonton's first cinema, was advertising its latest showings.

Read the story
Two cosplayers — a fae in a long coat with epaulettes and a lady in a knee-length frock and a big, fancy hat — pose with six black-clad conference-goers in front of a portal promoting Nightingale.
arts technology

Gaming studios leverage connections made at GamesCom

A trade mission to Germany helped a big Edmonton video game developer build more hype around its first big release while giving smaller studios more traction on an international stage.

Read the story
A large crowd of people is gathered at Churchill Square for Cariwest Festival.
arts festivals

Summer festival safety measures evolve, but not out of fear

Security at summer festivals evolved this year, but not because of a fear of violence, despite a general narrative that the city is less safe.

Read the story
Side-by-side portraits of drag queen Pheromone Killz and chef Bri Campbell
food arts

Drag and food collide during Pride at Sashay, Fillet!

An event that pairs chefs with drag performers to raise money for a queer cause is coming to Edmonton for the first time this month.

Read the story
A newspaper clipping with the headline "City won't float $71,000 subsidy for river fountain"
history arts

A moment in history: Aug. 16, 1984

On this day in 39 years ago, Edmonton's city council was washing away any hope of a fountain in the North Saskatchewan River.

Read the story
A large group of people is seated on chairs inside a white-and-grey space with large windows.
city council arts

Participatory budgeting program funds up to 18 projects

A library showcasing Tamil culture, an art project enlisting kids to decorate trashcans, and a rock art workshop are among the community-based projects a city councillor's office will be funding in Karhiio this year.

Read the story