Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit returns all September long
August 31, 2020
A record 99 organizations received grants from the Alberta government to host online or in-person Alberta Culture Days events this September. More than $300,000 will support a variety of activities in communities across the province, including traditional dancing, live performances, arts and crafts, festivals and more.
September is also the Month of the Artist in Alberta, and funding will help many local artists performing at Alberta Culture Days receive payment for their work. In this spirit, Albertans can also support artists through the many events featuring local talent.
Five Feature Celebration Sites received funding for three days of free, family-friendly events and online activities.
- Brooks Public Library
- Chinese Benevolent Association of Edmonton
- Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement
- Stettler Friends of the Library Society
- Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc., Calgary
A total of 73 host celebration sites received funding for up to two days of activities and 21 pop-up celebration sites received funding for one day. Provincially operated historic sites and museums open year round, including the Royal Alberta Museum and Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, are also offering free admission and special programming from September 25 to 27. Visitors need to reserve their tickets online in advance, to accommodate reduced capacity.
A list of events is available at albertaculturedays.ca.