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CARFAC Alberta is expecting a cut of 5% or more to our current year’s Government of Alberta grant funding. In light of this, we ask you to give $20.20 as a one–time gift to help make up this shortfall in our 2019–20 budget year.

ALBERTA’S BEST PRACTICES

Endorsed by the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, the Alberta Craft Council, the Alberta Society of Artists and CARFAC Alberta the seven Best Practices draft documents offer solid protocols for our stakeholders. The Best Practices Advisory Committee is working on making these draft documents even better. Comments on these draft documents can still be sent to chris@carfacalberta.com on or before December 31st, 2019. Once revised, the Alberta Best Practices for craft, media and visual artists should be completed at the very end of February 2020 (completed as living documents that will be updated as conditions change).

UPCOMING

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30oct(oct 30)10:00 am21dec(dec 21)4:00 pmEdmonton | Art for Many Reasons: A Collection of the FinestExhibition:Group Exhibition and Sale

21dec1:00 pm3:00 pmEdmonton | Meet & Greet: Holiday Cider & Cookies and closing Art for Many Reasons: A Collection of the Finest

Carla Lam (Edmonton member) wrote this on receiving informal mentorship on how to write an exhibition proposal:

I will rework the bits you’ve mentioned, and if I need any clarification as I get back to it — I’ll come back to you. I’m glad I found CARFAC – keep up the great work. It’s been a touchstone since I returned to Canada at the start of 2018.

Land Acknowledgement

We exist to support artists across Alberta, the traditional lands of the Dane Zaa (Beaver), Siksikaitsítapi (Blackfoot), Denésoliné (Chipewyan), Paskwāwiyiniwak (Plains Cree), Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), Nakawē (Saulteaux), Dene Tha’ (Slavey), Iyarhe Nakoda (Stoney), Sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree), Nehiyaw (Northern Woodland Cree) and Métis peoples, now also shared with many Inuit and other Indigenous peoples from across the world.

CARFAC Alberta, as a provincial organization, recognizes that many in the arts community, and our artistic forebears, are newcomers or guests in these lands. We will take time and effort to learn about the effects of colonization on these lands and peoples, and how to be better relations here. These lands are deeply interwoven with the cultures, stories, songs, languages, ceremonies, and lifeways of the Indigenous peoples of this place. These creative relationships have been unfolding for millennia, and so we acknowledge that our support for making and sharing art here has to aspire towards living better together within this enlarged reality.

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