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Allison Argy-Burgess Sarah Amato Sharon Moore-Foster Carol Belanger Andrej Culen Lori Gawryluik Darren Giacobbo Duncan Johnson Juliana Rempel Impact Performing Arts Association Jennifer Konanz Caroline De Grave Kompany Family Theatre Anne Marquis Erik Visser Larry Andreoff Katherine Thompson Frank Van Veen Anne Ferguson-Switzer Ben Henderson Gilles Hibert Mary Philips-Rickey Brian Webb Tyler Butler Amber Borotsik Catalyst Theatre James DeFelice Darrin Hagen Marsh Murphy Nicole Reeves Katherine Sicotte Linda Huffman Kim McCaw Old Strathcona BRZ Helen Chimirri-Russell Alexandra Vissia AMPIA Brittany Ayotte Antoine Chelala Jonathan Kawchuk Andrew Olivier Danielle Paradis Jan Streader Edmonton Folk Music Festival Vikki Han Brandi Hofer Jessie Beier Shadow Theatre Jaye Benoit Vince Gasparri Mary Glenfield Arts and Culture Council of Strathcona County Marjorie Davies Global Visions Film Festival Marilyn Jones Catrin Owen Shirley Serviss Kris Friesen Don Ross Douglas Barbour Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival FAVA Teresa Goldie Chris Hutchison Donald Lewycky Tim Rechner Brandel Rock Cornel Rusnak Max Shmyr Robert Swart Events Edmonton Heather Little aAron munson Wayne Arthurson Brandy Dominelli Sheila Hallett Donna Harbeck Mary Joyce Gina Moe Craig Stumpf-Allen Pro Venkatraman Tamara Bliss Michelle Casavant Amy Skrocki The Works International Visual Arts Society Diane Bessai Edmonton Philharmonic Society Usha Gupta Simply Steel Metal Art Studio Brenda Philp Theatre Network The Copper Pigs Society Mickey Melnyk Richard Eaton Singers Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts Mackenzie Bittorf Darlene Bryant Cosmopolitan Music Society Tim Folkmann Paul Moulton Alberta Playwright’s Network Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Nina HaggertyCentre for the Arts Cantilon Choirs Kenneth Cantor Expressionz Cafe Nancy Mackenzie Andrea Martinuk William Prettie Ben Chu Janet Lakeman Behrends Bronze Inc Colin Vince Lynn Malin Gordon Gordey MADE in Edmonton Kevin Allen Edmonton International Street Performers Festival Jannie Edwards Jennifer Faulkner Amy Fung Joel Gray Edmund Haakonson Lorraine Jenkinson Josh Jones Paul Matwychuk Jeff Schurek Audrey Seehagen Jim Stein Stony Plain Records Phillip Thai Patricia Waisman Michael Woodland Centre d’arts visuels de l’alberta Kiwanis Singers Association of Edmonton Jennifer Annesley Edmonton Heritage Festival Laurie MacFayden Katherine Kerr Brian Deedrick Edmonton Musical Theatre Rita Espeschit Marianne Scott Alberta Craft Council Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society Michelle Hayduk Terry Josey Norm Fassbender Kate Holowach Kyklos Hellenic Performing & Literary Arts Group Alberta Book Fair Society- LitFest

2010

annual report


All photos by 3TEN photo.


message from the

chair

I was honoured this year to be able to spend some time with several prior Chairs of the EAC board. A common thread ran through all of their comments - that during their time on the board, they were struck by how well the ground had been prepared for them by their predecessors, and how healthy the organization had been as they joined the board. All of them were thankful to those who came before, and hoped that they had left the organization as strong as they’d found it. My sense is that yes, they certainly did. When I joined the board, I found the EAC to be an exceptional organization, with great staff and a well-functioning board. While being on the board, I have come to appreciate the full depth and breadth of the EAC’s work. The Grants department provides grants and awards to Edmonton arts organizations, festivals, and individual artists. The Public Art department manages the City’s collection of public art, including running selection committees to select proposals for new works. TIX on the Square manages a non-profit box office service for Edmonton’s arts events, and the Communications department oversees the EAC’s public interactions. I would like to thank the excellent staff of the Edmonton Arts Council for their hard work, intelligence and dedication; my fellow board members for their passion and commitment; our many jurors and selection committee members for their invaluable contributions to Edmonton’s cultural life, and the EAC’s members and

volunteers for supporting the Arts Council’s mission in Edmonton. Much of the work we do as an organization is guided by Edmonton’s pair of cultural planning documents, The Art of Living, and the Master Plan for Public Art. Those documents, which the EAC participated in developing in previous years, help both the City and the Edmonton Arts Council navigate a positive path for the arts in Edmonton. Strong steps have been taken this year in accordance with the vision outlined in those plans.  The Winter Light Festival, after its third successful year, will now be operating as a stand-alone organization. Similarly, the Edmonton Heritage Council is now a fully separate organization. And as  2010 ended, we received word that the City of Edmonton had increased our funding substantially for 2011; the priorities in the Art of Living will determine how those funds are directed.  The previous Chairs of the EAC suggested that a board’s most enduring legacy is to leave the organization well prepared for the future. I think I speak for the current board when I say that we hope to contribute to that growing legacy of EAC boards: that our work will be regarded as a positive contribution, and that when we leave, the EAC will be at least as healthy as we found it.  Marsh Murphy

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executive director’s

report The year 2010 was the fifteenth year of the Edmonton Arts Council and was closely linked to 2009 in setting the course for the implementation of the Art of Living 10-year cultural plan for the city of Edmonton. These two years, together, marked the beginning of the implementation of the 18 arts recommendations in the Art of Living while dealing with the understandable challenge of securing funding for new or enhanced programs in the context of the world wide economic recession and recovery. For the majority of those two years, modest progress was achieved on many of the recommendations, but at the end of 2010 City Council gave a dramatic $2 million (40%) increase to the EAC budget and 2011 will, without doubt, prove to be a pivotal year in increased effectiveness of the Edmonton Arts Council. The following are general updates on the five sections of the Art of Living: space for the arts, education in the arts, investment in the arts, recognition of artists, and integration of the arts into civic life. Arts Habitat Association of Edmonton continued its work in identifying, developing and managing space for the arts. Their numerous activities included Alberta Cycle Building, ArtsHab Alberta Avenue - ArtsHub Housing

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Cooperative, ArtsHab One artist live/work space and the Edmonton Space Finder. More information is available at www.artshab.com/. The 2009 Annual Report anticipated notable progress in 2010 on arts education, training and mentoring and, in particular, on the development of fine arts curriculum in Alberta schools. While some work was done in this area including my participation in an international conference on creativity and the arts in Oklahoma City, much remains to be accomplished. A key discussion in this area revolves around finding a balance between developing artistic techniques and skills, teaching fine arts history and appreciation, and opening up insights into the universal truths revealed by the arts. This is related to questions of a specialized (and segregated) curriculum for the fine arts or if fine arts should be integrated into the entire school curriculum; how to develop artists’ teaching skills and teachers’ artistic skills; and how to nurture creativity and innovation through the arts – creativity and innovation that then becomes applicable to many other fields of endeavour.


While EAC operating grants for arts and festival organizations increased marginally in 2010, all other grant programs remained static or even decreased marginally. As noted earlier in this report, with the increase in available City grant funds this situation will improve in 2011 and we will move much closer to the grant targets identified in the Art of Living. In 2010, the Edmonton Artist Trust Fund was converted from a grant program to an award program with each award being $7,500. This was a logical step and recognized the essential purpose of the EATF to support artists working in Edmonton but not support a specific project. In 2010, the Edmonton Book Prize was increased from $2,000 to $10,000. The EAC continued its role of supporting the integration of arts into city programs. In 2010 this included working with the City to include artists in the Olympic Torch Relay Celebration. The EAC participated in Edmonton Seniors Declaration and creative age movement, Alberta Avenue revitalization, Downtown Plan Advisory Committee, Writer in Exile program, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation leadership forums. We networked with the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and Edmonton Community Foundation.

There were many staff changes at the EAC in 2010 mostly notable the departure of our long-serving and much respected Grants Director, Laurie Stalker, who left the EAC to lead up the development of a new performing arts centre in Morinville. Stephen Williams replaced Laurie and brought a wealth of experience in grants, awards and other support programs for artists – experience gained at the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canada Council (Alberta Creative Development Initiative). We welcomed Jana O’Connor in Communications and Dara Humniski in Public Art. In addition, Sally Kim (Grants Officer) and Jana O’Connor took one-year maternity leaves and were ably replaced by Mary Jane Kreisel and Suzanne Harris. It is important to recognize and thank the EAC staff for their expertise and commitment to all our programs and to the artists and arts in Edmonton. This extends to the 17 members of the EAC Board of Directors as well as to our 418 members. I add my special thanks to the Directors who are leaving the Board this year including Eva Cairns, Kevin Mott and James DeFelice. John Mahon

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guest

article

from Mayor Stephen Mandel

What makes a great city? How can we attract and retain the best and brightest the world has to offer? How do we deliver livability to our citizens? These are some of the questions we must ask ourselves if we are to look at securing our city’s future success. Although infrastructure is an important part of municipal responsibility, it is not the sidewalks or the roads that factor most highly into the choice to make a city home. One of the elements that attract people is a vibrant and thriving arts community that, rather than being ancillary to city life, is actually central to it. People want things to do and an interesting environment in which to do them. We have done a lot of great work in this city to make that happen, and the Edmonton Arts Council is a huge part of that success. We have a diverse and talented arts and culture community. We have a number of great facilities – theatres, music, festivals, entertainment venues and unique attractions. We have citizens who are enthusiastic about supporting the arts and events. And we have a vibrant, growing multicultural community that has a lot to offer our arts community. Now, we must contemplate what we need to do to bring these assets to the next level, to make the arts even more central to our being. It is time to build further upon our arts plan, the Art of Living, which explored how we begin to establish Edmonton as one of Canada’s clear cultural HUBs. Success will only be possible with the integrated efforts of thoughtful and involved citizens, businesses, and the 4 guest article

Edmonton Arts Council - all of who are taking new and innovative approaches to old problems. We will need to confront challenges as opportunities in disguise, like transitioning the arts and culture in our community into an economic driver for the region. Make no mistake, opening our city up to the kind of creative excellence and energy that drives this industry is good business. If we truly want to focus on attracting business and creating a superior quality of life for Edmontonians, we must start with our citizens. The next generation is seeing a world without boundaries, and making distinct choices about where to live and raise their families. Why not here? I am proud of City Council for their broad support of the arts and their enthusiasm for building a strong downtown that is centered by an arts and culture district bringing people, energy, and activity to our core. Here, in the heart of our city, we are starting to shape, build, and create the kind of city we want Edmonton to become for the next generation and beyond. It is the creativity, the innovation, and the drive of our arts industry, with the leadership of the Edmonton Arts Council, that will be an integral element for propelling Edmonton into a successful and prosperous future.


edmonton arts council is a non-profit society and charitable organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC works to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life through activities that: Invest in Edmonton festivals, arts organizations and individual artists through municipal, corporate and private funding. Represent Edmonton’s arts community to government and other agencies and provide expert advice on issues that affect the arts. Build partnerships and initiate projects that strengthen our community. Create awareness of the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in Edmonton.

board of directors Executive

Members-at-Large

Marsh Murphy, Chair John Hudson, Vice Chair Kevin Mott, Secretary - Treasurer Eva Cairns, Past Chair

Wayne Arthurson Amber Borotsik Jenifer Christenson James DeFelice Christine Sokaymoh Frederick Darrin Hagen Cadence Konopaki

Gina Moe Heather McRae Tim Paetkau Nicole Reeves Aidan Rowe Richard Tosczak

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Thomas Peacocke C.M. MFA

theatre artist

Born in Lethbridge, Thomas Peacocke grew up and went to school in the southern Alberta village of Barons. A graduate of the University of Alberta and Carnegie Institute of Technology and Art in Pittsburgh, he served for 36 years at the University of Alberta principally as a teacher of acting and directing, and was chairman of the department for five years as well as Head of Acting at the Banff School of Fine Arts for eight. Tom has enjoyed a fulfilling lifetime career as a director and actor, receiving a Genie Award for his performance in The Hounds of Notre Dame, the Dave Billington Award for his contributions to the film industry, a Sterling Award for his service to Edmonton Theatre and in 1996 he was inducted into the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame and was made a member of the Order of Canada. Throughout his career Tom has been active as a consultant, advisor, committee and board member of numerous foundations, associations and educational institutions.

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eac membership: strength through community Our members are the cornerstone of our organization. They give us purpose. They are the measure of our success, and our relevance in the community. Our members are artists. Our members are citizens. Our members are organizations. Our members are businesses. While these members receive some tangible benefits from their association with the Edmonton Arts Council, we believe that they’ve said “Yes!” to the EAC for more than that. Our members join the EAC to lend their weight to the work we do and the role we play in Edmonton. They believe in what the EAC stands for. In our eyes, that means they believe in themselves. Through our members we see a glimpse into the diverse, energetic and creative community that we serve. It is this community that makes the arts in Edmonton strong. We have featured just a handful of some of 400-plus members in this year’s annual report – artists and organizations that shape and create the city. Our members, as always, were the highlight of our year.

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Queen Achol Dau Bilieu singer/songwriter

Queen Achol Dau Bilieu is originally from Sudan from the Dinka ethnic group. As a child she developed a strong interest in singing, and at age 15 she became a public singer in the community. She later formed a 30-member jazz band that played in big events in the town of Abyei in Southern Sudan until early 1990s. She came to Edmonton as a refugee in 2003. Despite her struggle to cope as a single mom with seven children she was able to form a new jazz band with 20 new members. Her goal was to resume her singing career and to also teach her heritage to youth from the Sudanese community who joined her band. Through the songs she created she trained 30 youth in the community. She has been invited to showcase her heritage to the Canadian society in Edmonton and contribute to the Multicultural Society of Edmonton.

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public art The Edmonton Arts Council administers public art projects on behalf of the City of Edmonton. Key programming includes the Percent for Art program, community and transitory public art projects, and public art conservation program.

public art comittee The Public Art Committee is comprised of, but not limited to, such individuals as artists, curators, architects, civil engineers and community representatives. The Public Art Committee (PAC) members serve as leaders and stewards of public art programming. PAC is tasked with setting a vision and objectives for Public Art in Edmonton.

2010 PAC Members: Aidan Rowe (Chair) Catherine Crowston (Vice-Chair) Shafraaz Kaba Ernst von Meijenfeldt

Andrej Culen Michael Phair Catherine Burgess Allen Ball Royden Mills

Will Bauer Brian Van Sickle Linda Wedman

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Marty Chan writer

Playwright,

radio

dramatist,

television

screenwriter, humorist and kids author, Marty Chan has been working in the arts for 20 years and is proud to have spent all of

Michael Phair

those years in Edmonton. Through his affable and irreverent humour pieces, he celebrates

Member since 1996

the outcasts, underdogs and outsiders in Canadian society. Adult audiences best remember Marty for his hit cross-cultural

play, Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl, while their children know him better for his offbeat kids’ books which include The Mystery of the Frozen Brains (winner of the 2005 City of Edmonton Book Prize). In 2011, Marty will serve as the writer in residence at the Edmonton Public Library. He continues to straddle many writing genres, and promises that one day he’ll figure out what he wants to be when and if he grows up.

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percent for art program Projects Completed 2010 Artist

Location

Art Work Name

Robert McInnis

Animal Services Building

Farm Family

Jesse Sherburne

ETS Centennial Garage

Random Thoughts Passing Scene

Jorn Ebner

Fire Station No. Five

fire_scape

Krzyzstof Zukowski

Fort Edmonton Administration Building

Fort Edmonton

Eugene Uhaud & Aaron Pederson

Kennedale Drainage Services Building

Untitled

Gabe Wong

Lewis Farms and Meadows Transit Centres

Parade 1 & Parade 2

inges idĂŠe

Terwilliger Recreation Centre Project #1

Running Track

Projects Commissioned in 2010 Artist

Location

Carl Tacon

EPS Southwest Police Station

Alexandra Haeseker

Whitemud Park Trailhead Building

Ball Nogues (Benjamin Ball & Gaston Nogues)

Quesnell Bridge/ Whitemud Drive

spmb (Eduardo Aquino & Karen Shanski)

Ellerslie Fire Station

Claude Boullevraye de Passille

Beverly Streetscape

Cliff Eyland

Meadows Library

Negar Seyfollahy & Alisdair MacRae

Jasper Place Library

Ken Lum

Walterdale Bridge

Projects in Production in 2010 Artist

Location

Laurent Grasso

North Central Recreation C entre Project #1

Instant Coffee

North Central Recreation Centre Project #2

Stephanie Davidson & Georg Rafailidis

Fred Broadstock Leisure Centre

Andreas Kahre & Darren Copeland

Queen Elizabeth Pool

Craig LeBlanc

Terwilliger Recreation Centre Project #2

Various

Alberta Avenue Streetscape Images

Gabe Wong

Eaux Claires Transit Centre public art 11


Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts gallery

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts is a bustling hub of activity within the vibrant and burgeoning arts community of Edmonton’s Alberta (118th) Avenue.

Home to a Collective of over 140 artists, all

adults with developmental disabilities, the Nina Haggerty Centre provides these emerging artists with art supplies, studio space, exhibition opportunities and mentorship by a team of paid, professional artists in exchange for a nominal annual membership fee. The Centre also operates the Stollery (public) Gallery, offers free and low-cost community art outreach programming and regularly hosts a variety of community groups and events. With a mandate to connect artists and audiences and to increase arts access to those who face barriers, the Centre was established in 2003 as a project of SKILLS Society, becoming an independent charitable not-for-profit organization in September 2006.

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grant programs community investment program The Community Investment Program provides funding to arts and festival organizations and to individual artists in the City of Edmonton. Funding for this program is derived from the municipal tax base. The EAC is guided by City of Edmonton Bylaw 14157 and Policy C211F on community investment grants. Most grants are allocated based on recommendations from peer juries who provide their valuable expertise on a volunteer basis.

total grant allocation for 2010 $4,562,469

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festival operating grants

$1,125,100

Jury: Jim DeFelice - Chair, Sheineen Nathoo, Jennifer Babcock, Terry Schmolcke, Sylvain Tardiff, Walter Raponi, Murray Utas, Pro Venkatraman

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Organization

Event

Grant

Alberta Bicycling Association

Bikeology

Alberta Book Fair Society

LitFest (Edmonton International Literary Festival)

12,000

Alberta Dance Alliance

feats Festival of Dance

20,000

Arts on the Avenue Society

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

15,000

Assoc Canadienne Francois de L'Alberta

Edmonton Chante

10,000

Azimuth Theatre Association

Expanse Movement Arts Festival

10,000

Cohenights Arts Society

Cohenights Art Festival

2,500

Concrete Theatre Society

Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids

5,000

Dreamspeakers Festival Society

Dreamspeakers International Aboriginal Film Festival

Edmonton Accordion Society

Accordion Extravaganza

2,600

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festial Association

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival

8,000

Edmonton Exposure Festival Society

Exposure: Edmonton's Queer Arts & Culture Festival

10,000

Edmonton Heritage Festival Association

Servus Heritage Festival

55,000

Edmonton International Film Festival

Edmonton International Film Festival

55,000

Edmonton International Jazz Festival

Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

60,000

Edmonton International Street

Edmonton International Jazz Festival

87,000

Edmonton Pride Week Society

Edmonton Pride Week Festival

14,000

Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

Creative Age Festival

9,000

15,000

3,000


Organization

Event

Grant

Edmonton Symphony Society

Symphony Under the Sky

42,000

Edmonton Women's Film Society

Reel Femme

Events Edmonton

A Taste of Edmonton Festival

95,000

Freewill Players Theatre Guild

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

60,000

Fringe Theatre Adventures

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

Global Visions Festival Society

Global Visions Film Festival

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture

Visualeyez‌ Canada's Performing Art Festival

7,500

Old Strathcona Business Association

Ice on Whyte Festival

5,000

Opera Nuova

Vocal Arts Festival

10,000

Rapid Fire Theatre Society

Improvaganza International Improv Festival

11,000

Rapid Fire Theatre Society

Wildfire Highschool Improv Festival

Silver Skate Festival Society

Silver Skate Festival

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival Society

Edmonton Folk Music Festival

The Nextfest Arts Company

Next Generation Arts Festival (Nextfest)

The Works

The Works Art & Design Festival

3,000

145,000 12,000

4,500 17,000 130,000 35,000 115,000

Western Carnival Development Association Cariwest, Edmonton Caribbean Arts Festival

30,000

Workshop West

10,000

The Canoe Theatre Festival

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Gilles Hébert

artist & arts manager

Gilles Hébert has been actively engaged in the Visual Arts for over twenty-five years. His career began with studies in film and history at the University of Manitoba followed by art history and studio classes in Toronto. From there he took two parallel and complementary paths – first as an artist and then as a curator, art project organizer, and art gallery director. In the mid-1980s he began to work in film and video. Concurrently, he expanded on his earlier installation work to include collaborations with other artists. Gilles has been a board member and director of Winnipeg’s Plug In (ICA), and has held institutional leadership roles at the Manitoba-based St. Norbert Arts Centre, the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and as the Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor. He is now Executive Director of the Art Gallery of Alberta. Hébert

received

the

Queen’s

Jubilee

Gold Medal in 2002 and the University of Manitoba’s celebrated alumni award in 2010.

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cultural diversity in the arts awards

$52,500

Jury: James DeFelice - Chair, Pero Rodriguez De Los Santos, Nicole Reeves

Individual

Grant

Macha Abdallah

7,500

Korapin Chaotakoongite

7,500

Da Wei Chen

7,500

Jean-Claude Kamov

7,500

Constantino Lucila

7,500

Yukari Meldrum

7,500

Valeriy Semenko

7,500

festival seed grants

$60,000

Jury: Amber Borotsik, Linda Frena, Diane Tebby, Heather Zwicker

Organization

Event

Grant

Arts on the Avenue Society

Deep Freeze Festival

12,000

Metro Cinema Society

STEM Cell Festival

6,500

Edmonton Poetry Festival

Edmonton Poetry Festival

9,000

Workshop West

Rubaboo Arts Festival

Edmonton Chamber Music Society

Summer Solstice Festival

7,000

Edmonton Multicultural Society

Africa Oyi Together

6,000

Theatre Prospero Association

Serca Festival of Irish Theatre

5,500

TONUS VIVUS - Society for New Music

InterTrance

4,000

10,000

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Eva Colmers

independent filmmaker

Eva Colmers considers herself a storyteller working in the medium of film/video – in dramatic, experimental and documentary styles. She grew up in Germany and, although she sometimes miss the “European flair”, she loves living in Edmonton where she feels strongly connected to the artistic community and enjoys learning about different cultural backgrounds. She has created a dozen award-winning short films, two documentaries as well as some youth theatre plays. She has also had the opportunity to collaborate with artists from other disciplines such as Mile Zero Dance, St. Crispin’s Chamber Ensemble and Broken Spoke Theatre. Her latest short film, The Weightless Traveller, premiered at the Edmonton International Film Festival last fall and has since screened across the globe including Holland, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, China, USA. Colmers says, “Through my work, I can reach out to others far away and “speak” to them in the universal language of cinema.”

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arts & museum building operating grants Organization Alberta Craft Council

$955,123

Grant $13,856

Alberta Pioneer Railway Association

$4,346

Arts Habitat Association

$9,806

Arts on the Avenue Society

$7,751

Catalyst Theatre The Citadel Theatre

$19,976 $344,764

Edmonton Aviation Heritage Society

$26,595

Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation

$258,541

Edmonton Jazz Society Film and Video Arts Society Alberta

$12,700 $6,997

Fringe Theatre Adventures

$80,357

La Cite francophone

$23,576

Latitude 53

$19,640

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

$24,565

Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre

$8,916

Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists

$14,544

Telephone Historical Centre

$4,063

Theatre Network

$23,939

The Varscona Theatre

$25,146

Walterdale Theatre Associates

$11,826

WECAN Society

$10,869

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre Soc.

$2,350

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travel grants

$32,365

Jury: Michelle Casavant - Chair, Tim Paetkau - Chair, Andrea House, Kathleen Weiss, Dawn Saunders Dahl

Individual

Grant

Individual

Grant

Jerrold Dubyk

500

John Hooper

500

Irene Arnovitch

500

Kyle Armstrong

500

Erika Luckert

125

Genenne Gilliard

400

Rodrigo Loyola

500

Anthea Black

300

Vladimir Gomez

500

Annie Dugan

600

N. Antonio Peruch

500

Mary Pinkoski

300

Kathryn Treadwell

500

Mark Templeton

300

Rene Englot

500

Margaret Braun

400

Gail Sobat

600

Alida Nyquist-Schultz

400

Maria Dunn

200

Ainsley Hillyard

400

Laurie MacFayden

500

Amy Loewan

200

Chris Bullough

500

Ruby Serben

300

Eric Spoeth

500

Titilope Sonuga

300

Twilla MacLeod

600

Cam Neufield

700

Gregory Hideo Shimizu

600

Beth Wishart MacKenzie

500

Amy Fung

400

Beth Graham

400

Debra Bryan

250

Lyne Gosselin

500

Dawn Saunders Dahl

500

M. Jennie Frost

300

Shirley Serviss

500

Carlo Ghioni

400

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Individual

Grant

Individual

Grant

Kathy Ochoa

600

Trevor Anderson

600

Karen Porkka

300

Matthew Falk

500

Tim Rechner

300

Justin Massey

500

Caitlin Wells

500

Matthew Kloster

500

Brianne Nord-Stewart

300

Eileen Heidler

550

Tyler Enfield

500

Ritchie Velthuis

550

Andrea Boyd

600

Kevin Marsh

275

Jerry Ozipko

500

Michael Eckert-Lyngstad

275

Allison Balcetis

500

Sylvia Shadick - Taylor

500

Chenoa Anderson

500

Tanya Prochazka

500

Ian Crutchley

500

Allen Ball

430

Piotr Grella-Mozejko

500

Tammy-Jo Mortensen

500

Shannon Boyle

110

Anna-Karolina Szul

585

Diane Buchanan

500

Kath MacLean

500

Kristen Hutchinson

565

Sandro Dominelli

500

Josephine van Lier

500

Nazima Uppal

500

Robert Walsh

250

Darrin Hagen

600

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival festival Held in early August in Edmonton’s scenic River Valley, the Folk Festival has evolved to become a global leader with a community based outdoor folk music celebration. The festival is held over four days and prides itself on low ticket prices combined with 65 high quality artists featuring the best that the world of folk music has to offer. Previous artists include Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ben Harper, Elvis Costello and Bruce Cockburn. With over 2400 volunteers, the Folk Festival also offers free admission to children under 12 and seniors. The festival has earned a stellar reputation for its policies for persons with disabilities and is a leader on environmental issues. It is no wonder that it has sold out of tickets since 1995. 22


major parade & celebrations grants

$51,075

Jury: Darlene Bryant - Chair, Rick Ireland, Natalie Ozipko

Organization

Event

Grant

Earth Awareness Society

Edmonton Earth Day

8,100

Old Strathcona Business Association

Whyte Ave Street Fair

1,600

Events Edmonton

Canada Day - Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

4,500

Eastwood Community League

Eastwoodfest

2,600

Events Edmonton

New Year’s Eve Downtown

Millwoods Presidents’ Council

Canada Day Millwoods

5,400

Old Strathcona Foundation

Silly Summer Parade

9,800

Chinatown & Little Italy Business Assoc.

Lunar New Year

2,700

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Aurora - A Parade of Light

750

Downtown Business Association

Indoor Santa Claus Parade

5,625

community public art grants

10,000

$100,000

Jury: Vince Gasparri (Chair), Kristin Chrzanowski, Peter Osborne, Josée Aubin Ouelette, Duncan Johnson, Lori Gawryluik, Evelyn Pham, Michael Phair

Organization

Grant

King Edward Park Community League

10,750

Riverdale Community League

14,635

Friends of University of Alberta Hospital

38,800

Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness

35,815

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arts operating grants

$1,964,992

Jury: Ted Kerr - Chair, Sean Caufield, Annie Dugan, Joel Maendel, Barbara Dacks, Sharon Busby, Eva Marie Clarke, Paula Roberts, Linda Turnbull, Mary Phillips-Rickey

Organization Alberta Ballet Alberta Baroque Music Society

145,346 13,846

Organization

Grant

Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation

7,846

Edmonton Festival Ballet

3,000

Alberta Choral Federation

8,000

Edmonton Jazz Society

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts

1,000

Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival Assoc.

7,000

28,000

Alberta Craft Council

30,000

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus

1,346

Alberta Dance Alliance

11,846

Edmonton Musical Theatre

1,846

Alberta Motion Picture Industries Assoc.

10,346

Edmonton Opera Association

189,346

Alberta Opera

7,846

Edmonton Philharmonic Society

1,000

Alberta Playwrights Network

4,000

Edmonton Potter’s Guild

5,000

Alberta Society of Artists’

3,346

Edmonton Small Press Association

Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association

2,346

Edmonton Story Slam Society

500

16,000

Edmonton Symphony Society

340,346

Azimuth Theatre Association Book Publishers Association of Alberta

6,000

10,000

Edmonton Vocal Minority Music Society

1,500

Edmonton Weavers’ Guild

4,500 5,346

Brian Webb Dance Company

28,346

Canadian Authors Association

2,846

Edmonton Youth Choir

Cantilon Choral Society

8,846

Edmonton Youth Orchestra

17,346

Film and Video Arts Society Alberta

42,000

Firefly Theatre & Circus Society

10,500

Fringe Theatre Adventures

18,346

Catalyst Theatre Christian Music Society Citie Ballet Society

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Grant

30,500 996 5,846

Concrete Theatre Society

18,846

Greenwood Chamber Singers Society

1,500

Cosmopolitan Music Society

11,000

Ground Zero Productions

5,000

Da Camera Singers

2,846

I Coristi Chamber Choir

3,346

Edmonton Chamber Music Society

4,846

Kita No Taiko

1,846

Edmonton Classical Guitar Society

1,500

Kiwanis Singers Association of Edmonton

2,046

Edmonton Columbian Choirs

4,846

Kokopelli Choir Association

19,346


Organization

Grant

Organization

Kompany! Dance & Aff. Artists Society

1,346

Sculptors Association of Alberta

KYKLOS Hellenic Performing

2,346

S.N.A.P.

Grant 2,846 22,000

L’Association la Girandole

11,846

St. David’s Welsh Male Voice Choir Assoc.

500

L’UniTheatre

25,346

Stroll of Poets Society

2,846

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture

25,500

Today’s Innovative Music Edmonton

1,500 1,500

M.A.D.E. in Edmonton

5,000

TALES Edmonton

Mazur Polish Canadian Dancers

1,000

Teatro La Quindicina

11,846

Metro Cinema Society

25,346

The Citadel Theatre

340,346

Mile Zero Dance

19,346

The Lynne Singers Society

Mill Creek Colliery Band New Edmonton Shadow Theatre Society New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia NeWest Publishers Ltd. Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts Northern Light Theatre Nova Musica Symphony Society Opera Nuova

1,250 17,346 1,500 16,346 5,600 18,346 500 11,000

846

Theatre Alberta Society

15,000

Theatre Network

35,346

TONUS VIVUS - Society for New Music

2,346

Ukrainian Cheremosh Society

15,000

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers

52,346

Vinok Folkdance Society

22,500

Visual Arts Alberta Association

9,000

Viter Ukrainian Dancers

6,000 7,846

Other Voices Publishing Society

1,346

Walterdale Theatre Associates

Polonez Polish Folk Arts Ensemble

1,500

WECAN Society

28,346

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre Soc.

19,846

Pro Coro Canada

22,500

Rapid Fire Theatre Society

8,846

Writers Guild of Alberta

15,000

Regroupement artistique francophone

1,346

Young Alberta Book Society

10,500

Richard Eaton Singers

6,500

Ritchie Trombone Choir Society

800

Sadhana Music and Dance Society

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Babatope Omotoso painter

Babatope Omotoso was born in Nigeria where he earned college diplomas in Fine Arts (The Ibadan Polytechnic 1989) and Painting (Yaba College of Technology1995). His paintings are expressed through several media including bead, oil and water colour. Some of his paintings are in public and private collections in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and, most recently, in Canada. His paintings have also been exhibited at several Art shows in Edmonton, including: City of Edmonton Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards group show, 2009; “Heat of Africa” City Hall Edmonton 2009; “One Heart One Voice” Edmonton, 2008; Harcourt House 20th Annual Members’ Exhibition, Edmonton 2008.

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individual artist project grants

$204,050

Jury: Richard Tosczak - Chair, Alexis Kienlen, Lori Rebalkin, Moni Mathew, Betty Hushlak, Nick Dobson, Kyle Armstrong

Individual

Grant

Amber Borotsik

13,000

Colleen Brown

20,000

Tracy Carroll

10,000

Kyla Fischer

8,500

Thom Golub

4,250

Lyne Gosselin

5,000

Emily Guthrie

20,000

Darrin Hagen

10,000

Sima Khorrami

10,000

Alice Major

7,000

Lisa Martin-DeMoor

8,500

Lindsay McIntyre

12,000

David Morgan

20,000

Gerry Morita

15,000

aAron munson

17,000

Leif Oleson-Cormack Marc Siegner

3,800 20,000

organizational support grants Organization

$3,000

Grant

Shadow Theatre c/o Heather Redfern

1,500

Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre c/o Ergil & Jackson Appraisals Ltd.

1,500

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Heidi Bunting dance artist

Heidi moved to New York City in 1972 to pursue contemporary dance. Working with many artists in the Village and Soho scene of the ’70s and ’80s, Heidi’s first professional choreography was presented in a loft museum in Soho in 1973. Heidi joined Dan Wagoner and Dancers in 1975, remaining with the company for seven seasons touring North America and Europe. A love of choreography encouraged creative work: her work is abstract, noted for its polyattentiveness, embracing a fast and flexible approach with more than one thing going on, which allows each audience member the opportunity to experience freedom of perception. In 1987 she began a longtime association with Brian Webb Dance Company. Her work is presented by BWDC and Mile Zero Dance in Edmonton. She has worked in Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal, Toronto,

Vancouver

and

Winnipeg

Canada, and throughout the USA.

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edmonton artists’ trust fund awards

$67,500

Jury: Nicole Reeves - Chair, Joel Gray, Jennifer Faulkner, Paul Matwychuk, Edmond Haakonson, Kevin Allen, Audrey Seehagen Since 1997, the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) awards have been annually distributed to artists, allowing them to complete or begin new works, study with an artistic master or pay their rent. A joint project of the EAC and the Edmonton Community Foundation, the fund was established to help offset expenses so artists can pursue their artistic endeavors through the creation or development of new works, changing career direction or collaborating with another artist.

Recipient

Grant

Linda Cuyler

7,500

aAron munson

7,500

Cam Neufeld

7,500

Ben Sures

7,500

Trevor Anderson

7,500

Tim Bowling

7,500

Drew McIntosh

7,500

Kristine Nutting

7,500

Eryn Tempest

7,500

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Young Alberta Book Society literacy advocate For more than 25 years, the Young Alberta Book Society (YABS) has been an advocate for children’s literacy in Alberta. YABS has brought together a rich pool of talented Alberta authors, illustrators and storytellers who dedicate themselves to enriching the lives of children and youth through the literary arts. We are committed to creating opportunities for Alberta’s children to be inspired, no matter what their location or socioeconomic status. Every child should experience the joy of reading and writing.

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lee fund for the arts

$35,500

Jury: Brock Skywalker - Chair, Jeff Collins, Heather Bedford-Clooney, Kirsten Finlay The Lee Fund for the Arts was established in 2003 as a permanent endowment fund administered by the Edmonton Arts Council to maintain and build on the arts legacy established by the Clifford E. Lee Foundation. The Lee Fund invests in Edmonton’s community by providing funding for community arts projects, which are described as collaborations between professional artists and a distinct community (as defined by factors including but not limited to ethnicity, living conditions, geographic location, age, beliefs, traditions, social or economic strata).

Recipient

Grant

GeriActors and Friends

9,000

Young Alberta Book Society

6,900

Mile Zero Dance Society

8,600

Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre Society

5,000

Anglican Diocese of Edmonton

6,000

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Melissa Thingelstad theatre artist

Melissa Thingelstad received her BFA in Acting from the University of Alberta and has been an Edmonton-based theatre and performance creation artist for the past nine years. Currently, her work concentrates on how performer and audience interact and connect in unusual circumstances and spaces. Themes of community, isolation and identity are investigated in intimate venues where only a small number of audience members engage with performers from new perspectives. Melissa has been the Artistic Director of iNDiE5 for the past three years and has developed a successful body of independently produced theatre including works in The Canoe Festival and The Expanse Movement Festival. Recently venturing into areas of performance and live art through Visualeyez and Storefront Cinema, Melissa continues to expand her practice; looking to create performance-based works that are not restricted by the prescribed boundaries of one particular art form.

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TransAlta festival city grants

$210,500

Jury: Gina Moe - Chair, Randall Fraser, Terry Wickam, Lawrie Seligman This grant program is a joint program of TransAlta and the Edmonton Arts Council. Funding for the TransAlta Festival City Grant program is intended to be complementary to existing support by TransAlta and the Edmonton Arts Council to festivals in the Greater Edmonton region. These grants are intended to build stability and nationally recognized excellence throughout the region’s festivals and/or to build mutually beneficial connections between Edmonton-based festivals and festivals in Northern Alberta. Grants are available in three areas: • Enhanced Operational Grants • Partnership Grants • Short Term Mentoring or Consulting Grants.

TransAlta Enhanced Operational Grant Festival

Grant

Canoe Theatre Festival

27,000

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival

30,000

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

27,000

Litfest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival

4,000

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

10,000

Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival

30,000

Silver Skate Festival

20,000

Edmonton Poetry Festival (year 2)

30,500

TransAlta Partnership Grant Festival

Grant

The Works Art and Design Festival / Edmonton International Jazz Festival

30,000

TransAlta Short Term Mentoring Grant Festival Brian Webb (to work with Canoe Theatre Festival)

Grant 2,000

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Anna Mioduchowska writer

Born in Poland, Anna Mioduchowska has lived in Edmonton since early adolescence, and has started writing and publishing twenty years ago. The city has grown deep roots into her psyche, and its varied landscapes, along with their assorted inhabitants, often find their way into her work. Primarily a poet, Anna Mioduchowska is also an author of translations, stories, essays and book reviews. Her work has appeared in anthologies, literary journals, in newspapers, on buses, and has been aired on the CBC Radio. InBetween Season, a poetry collection, was published by Rowan Books. Some Flowers Do Well in Flowerpots, a poetry chapbook, was published by em-press. Eyeing the Magpie was published in collaboration with Myrna Garanis, Julie Robinson, Nancy Mackenzie and Rusti Lehay.

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Financial statements Independant Auditor’s Report

To the Members of: Edmonton Arts Council Society Report on the Financial Statements I have audited the accompanying financial statements of Edmonton Arts Council Society, which comprise the statement of financial position at December 31, 2010, and the statement of receipts and disbursements and net assets, and cash flow statement for the year then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information. Management’s Responsibility for the Financial Statements Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these financial statements in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditor’s Responsibility My responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. Except as explained in the following paragraph, I conducted my audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation

of the financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. I believe that the audit evidence I have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for my audit opinion. Basis for Qualified Opinion In common with many charitable organizations, the Society derives receipts from donations, the completeness of which is not susceptible to satisfactory audit verification. Accordingly, my verification of these revenues was limited to the amounts recorded in the records of the Society and I was not able to determine whether any adjustments might be necessary to donation receipts, excess of receipts over disbursements, assets and surplus. Qualified Opinion In my opinion, except for the effect of adjustments, if any, which I might have determined to be necessary had I been able to satisfy myself concerning the completeness of the donations referred to in a preceding paragraph, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Edmonton Arts Council Society as at December 31, 2010, and its financial performance and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles. Edmonton, Alberta April 21, 2011 Chartered Accountant

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statement of financial position december 31, 2010

Assets 2010

2009

$ 28,108

$-

General Fund Cash Accounts receivable

104,176

81,171

132,284

81,171

35,854

36,579

32,093

70,221

156,258

403,872

TIX on the Square Fund Accounts receivable Casino Fund Cash Program Fund Cash Accounts receivable

230,000

215,000

386,258

618,872

799,584

776,935

2,095,338

1,769,500

2,894,922

2,546,435

203,321

279,107

94,547

84,275

$ 3,779,279

$ 3,716,660

Public Art Fund Cash Accounts receivable Community Investment Grants Fund Cash Property and Equipment Fund Property and equipment (Note 3)

Total Assets

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statement of financial position december 31, 2010

Liabilities 2010

2009

$-

$ 41,609

General Fund Bank indebtedness Accounts payable

74,358

68,560

74,358

110,169

Bank indebtedness

12,765

35,693

Accounts payable

20,095

4,500

TIX on the Square Fund

Unearned revenue (Note 6)

14,664

9,246

47,524

49,439

51,421

169,646

2,412,152

1,977,258

171,334

267,355

$ 2,756,789

$ 2,573,867

General Fund

$ 57,926

$ (28,998)

TIX on the Square Fund

(11,670)

(12,860)

32,093

70,221

Restricted

208,077

208,005

Unrestricted

126,760

241,221

482,770

569,177

Restricted

11,987

11,752

Unrestricted

20,000

-

94,547

84,275

1,022,490

1,142,793

$ 3,779,279

$ 3,716,660

Program Fund Accounts payable Public Art Fund Accounts payable Community Investment Grants Fund Accounts payable

Total Liabilities

Net Assets Casino Fund Program Fund

Public Art Fund Community Investment Grants Fund

Property and Equipment Fund

Net Assets Total Liabilities and Net Assets

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statement of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance for the year ended december 31, 2010

General Fund 2010

2009

$ 542,428

$ 507,355

35,908

28,488

Receipts City of Edmonton service contract Grant - administration Investment income

4,233

8,304

Memberships

11,300

11,405

Other income

133,218

63,504

727,087

619,056

1,203

716

Disbursements Bank charges and interest Board of Directors costs and Annual General Meeting

7,327

6,809

Conferences and travel

3,202

12,146

500

15,954

27,219

19,832

Consulting fees Equipment lease Insurance

4,527

3,624

Marketing and promotion

17,625

16,224

Office costs

58,852

64,399

Printed materials

3,220

10,149

Professional fees

5,435

11,116

Rent

41,130

38,328

458,184

420,599

21,881

21,940

650,305

641,836

76,782

(22,780)

(20,504)

(50,362)

Transfer to TIX on the Square Fund

(1,190)

(6,009)

Transfer from Casino Fund

31,836

17,249

Net increase (decrease) in Fund balance

86,924

(61,902)

(28,998)

32,904

$ 57,926

$ (28,998)

Staffing costs and benefits Telephone, internet and website Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements Transfer to Property and Equipment Fund

Fund balance, beginning of year

Fund balance, end of year

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statement of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance for the year ended december 31, 2010

Tix on the Square Fund 2010

2009

Operating income

$ 35,854

$ 36,579

Commissions

130,119

137,131

22,684

20,712

2,836

9,099

Receipts

Credit card charges recovered Gift certificates Sales for distribution

1,096,509

1,169,695

1,288,002

1,373,216

2,664

429

882

958

Disbursements Advertising and promotion Bank charges and interest Credit card charges

30,584

27,560

E-Commerce

2,679

1,230

Office expenses

7,709

8,224

Professional fees

-

1,000

2,347

2,279

1,099,345

1,176,145

138,438

149,765

3,354

3,464

1,288,002

1,371,054

-

2,162

(12,860)

(21,031)

Transfer from General Fund

1,190

6,009

Fund balance, end of year

$ (11,670)

$ (12,860)

Rent Sales reimbursement Staffing costs and benefits Telephone

Excess of Receipts over Disbursements Fund balance, beginning of year

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statement of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance for the year ended december 31, 2010

Casino Fund 2010

2009

Casino revenue

$-

$ 76,158

Investment income

59

-

59

76,158

-

400

Receipts

Disbursements Casino rent Casino wages Interest and bank charges Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements

2,084 83

76

2,567

(17)

73,591

(31,836)

(17,249)

Transfer to property and equipment fund

(6,275)

(14,700)

Fund balance, beginning of year

70,221

28,579

$ 32,093

$ 70,221

Transfers to general fund

Fund balance, end of year

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statement of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance for the year ended december 31, 2010

Program Fund 2010

2009

City of Edmonton - Alberta Avenue

$ 67,000

$ 57,000

City of Edmonton - Winter Light Festival

796,912

800,383

67,500

67,500

-

253,575

35,500

36,753

Receipts

Edmonton Artists Trust Fund Edmonton Heritage Council (Note 10) Lee Fund Grant Other Programs TransAlta

3,000

80,440

180,000

180,000

1,149,912

1,475,651

51,673

50,040

831,495

927,277

Disbursements City of Edmonton - Alberta Avenue City of Edmonton - Winter Light Festival Edmonton Artists Trust Fund

67,500

67,500

Edmonton Heritage Council (Note 10)

91,854

173,006

Lee Fund Grant

35,500

36,753

Other Programs

6,351

138,925

TransAlta Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements Fund balance, beginning of year

Fund balance, end of year

179,928

151,995

1,264,301

1,545,496

(114,389)

(69,845)

449,226

519,071

$334,837

$ 449,226

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statement of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance for the year ended december 31, 2010

Property and Equipment Fund

2010

2009

$-

$-

30,677

20,931

(30,677)

(20,931)

Transfer from Casino Fund

6,275

14,700

Transfer from General Fund

20,504

50,362

Transfer from Program Fund

14,170

-

Fund balance, beginning of year

84,275

40,144

$ 94,547

$ 84,275

2010

2009

$1,730,069

$ 2,393,353

1,802,306

1,945,742

Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements

(72,237)

447,611

Transfer to Property and Equipment Fund

(14,170)

-

Fund balance, beginning of year

569,177

121,566

$ 482,770

$ 569,177

Receipts Disbursements Amortization Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements

Fund balance, end of year

Public Art Fund Receipts Public Art Funds Received Disbursements Public Art Projects Expense

Fund balance, end of year

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statement of receipts, disbursements, and fund balance for the year ended december 31, 2010

Community Investment Grants Fund 2010

2009

$ 4,716,000

$ 4,622,000

21,231

29,043

4,737,231

4,651,043

154,527

102,142

1,962,992

1,927,450

72,500

91,000

204,050

217,000

Receipts City of Edmonton Community Investment Grants Investment income Disbursements Administration Arts Operating Grant Cultural Diversity Grants Edmonton Artists Individual Grants Emergency Grant Facility Grants Festival Operating Grant

-

10,230

955,123

960,057

1,125,100

1,107,023

Festival Seed Grants

60,000

51,500

Major Parade and Celebration Grants

51,075

59,500

100,000

100,000

-

200

Public Art Grants Special Awards Travel Grants

31,629

24,710

4,716,996

4,650,812

Excess of Receipts over Disbursements

20,235

231

Fund balance, beginning of year

11,752

11,521

$ 31,987

$ 11,752

Fund balance, end of year

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statement of cash flows for the year ended december 31, 2010

General Fund 2010

2009

$ 76,782

$ (22,780)

(23,005)

(39,845)

5,798

43,927

-

(6,775)

59,575

(25,473)

(20,504)

(50,362)

Transfer to TIX on the Square Fund

(1,190)

(6,009)

Transfer from Casino Fund

31,836

17,249

10,142

(39,122)

69,717

(64,595)

(41,609)

22,986

$ 28,108

$ (41,609)

Net inflow (outflow) of cash related to the following activities: Operating Net increase (decrease) in surplus Change in non-cash balances relating to operations Accounts receivable Accounts payable Unearned revenue Financing Transfer to Property and Equipment Fund

Net inflow (outflow) of cash Cash (deficiency), beginning of year

Cash (deficiency), end of year

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notes to financial statements for the year ended december 31, 2010 Note 1: Nature of Operations The Edmonton Arts Council Society (EAC) exists to support and promote the arts community in Edmonton. The EAC meets the needs of its members and the arts community as a whole though activities that: • help provide financial support to festivals, arts organizations and individual artists; • educate those who play a role in the success of the arts community about the quality of artistic work produced here, its importance to the city, and its needs; • advise decision makers on specific issues that affect the arts; • nurture the quality of artistic work produced here. The EAC was incorporated on April 19, 1995 under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta and was registered as a charity effective August 1, 1997 under the Income Tax Act. The operations of the Society are organized into project funds. A summary of each of the funds is as follows: General Fund Donations which have not been designated by the donor for one of the other funds are placed in the General Fund. The costs of administering the Society and the costs of improving or expanding the Society are recorded in this fund. TIX on the Square Fund TIX on the Square is a community box office and information booth. It is also a Ticketmaster outlet. It is owned and operated by the Edmonton Arts Council and serves the entire arts and cultural community in the greater Edmonton region. Casino Fund The Casino Fund was set up in response to the Alberta Gaming Commission’s requirement to have a separate account to receive proceeds from casinos managed by the Society. Funds from this account can only be

spent in areas designated in each casino application. Proceeds are used mainly for community programs including Take the Poetry Route as well as EAC and TIX on the Square website development and updates. The Society currently holds a fundraising casino every two years. Program Fund When requested by the City of Edmonton, the EAC produces special projects. These projects have included Cultural Capital of Canada 2007, Winterlight, Art of Living cultural plan, revitalization projects on Alberta Avenue and others. In addition, the EAC develops grant programs with the Edmonton Community Foundation and corporate partners including TransAlta. Public Art Fund The Service Agreement between the City of Edmonton and the EAC identifies support for the City’s public art program as a core duty of the EAC. This involves creation of master plans for public art, policy development, and production of specific public art projects generated by the Percent for Art program or from other sources. Community Investment Grants (CIG) Service Agreement between the City of Edmonton and the EAC identifies responsibility for the City’s Community Investment Grants program in the arts and festivals as a core duty of the EAC. This involves administration of all relevant existing CIG grant programs as well as development of new CIG grant programs in arts and festivals. Property and Equipment Fund The Property and Equipment Fund was established to collect and disburse funds on capital projects undertaken by the EAC and to maintain the assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses related to the Society’s property and equipment.

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notes to financial statements for the year ended december 31, 2010 Note 2: Significant Accounting Policies These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles for non-profit organizations and within the framework of the significant accounting policies summarized below: Cash (Bank Indebtedness) Cash (bank indebtedness) includes bank deposits, cheques issued in excess of bank balance and term investments with maturities less than one year. Property and Equipment Property and Equipment are recorded at cost. Amortization is calculated on the declining balance basis over the assets estimated useful life at the following annual rates: Computer equipment and website 30% Ticket booth 30% Office equipment 20% Volunteer Services During the year certain services were provided to the Society by volunteers. These volunteer services have not been recognized in the financial statements. Donations With the establishment of the Edmonton Artists Trust Fund (Note 4), donations that are not restricted are forwarded directly to the Trust Fund held by the Edmonton Community Foundation. Non-Cash Donations The EAC only records non-cash donations when a charitable receipt is issued. These donations are recorded at the fair value of the items received. Income Taxes The EAC is a non profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta and as such is exempt from income taxes.

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Measurement uncertainty The preparation of financial statements in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. These estimates are reviewed periodically and, as adjustments become necessary, they are reported in earnings in the period in which they become known. Financial Instruments The Society as part of its operations carries a number of financial instruments. It is management’s opinion that the Society is not exposed to significant interest, currency or credit risks arising from these financial instruments, except as otherwise disclosed. Long-lived Assets Long-lived assets consist of property and equipment. Long-lived assets held for use are measured and amortized as described in the applicable accounting policies. The Society performs impairment testing on longlived assets held for use whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset, or group of assets, may not be recoverable. Impairment losses are recognized when undiscounted future cash flows from its use and disposal are less than the asset’s carrying amount. Impairment is measured as the amount by which the asset’s carrying value exceeds its fair value. Any impairment is included in earnings for the year.


notes to financial statements for the year ended december 31, 2010

Note 3: Property and Equipment Cost

Accumulated Amortization

2010 Net Book Value

2009 Net Book Value

$ 163,105

$ 75,796

$ 87,309

$ 76,457

Ticket booth

16,734

16,536

198

283

Office equipment

15,681

8,641

7,040

7,535

$ 195,520

$ 100,973

$ 94,547

$ 84,275

Computer equipment and website

Note 4: Edmonton Artists Trust Fund The Edmonton Artists Trust Fund is a joint project of the EAC and the Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF). The purpose of the fund is to invest in Edmonton’s creative community by providing grants to individual artists who are living and working in Edmonton. An open-ended endowment fund has been established with ECF to which anyone can make tax deductible donations. The EAC will annually receive contributions equal to 3.5% (2009 - 3.5%) of the asset base in the fund which will be used to support local artists. During the year the EAC received $79,515 (2009 $75,210) of which $67,500 (2009 - $67,500) was for grants to approved artists and $12,015 (2009 - $7,710) was for administration costs. Note 5: Commitments The EAC has committed to minimum monthly lease payments of $2,846 per month until December 2020 for the office space they currently occupy. Note 6: Unearned Revenue Unearned revenue of the TIX on the Square Fund is comprised of gift certificates sold that have not been redeemed.

Note 7: Financial instruments Credit Risk Financial instruments held by the Society expose it to credit risk. As at December 31, 2010, the Society’s financial instrument that is exposed to concentration of credit risk is cash. The Society at times maintains cash with Canadian chartered banks in excess of federally insured limits and is exposed to the credit risk from this concentration of cash. Fair value The fair value of cash, accounts receivable, bank indebtedness, unearned revenue, and accounts payable is approximately equal to their carrying value due to their short-term maturity dates. Note 8: Comparative Financial Statement Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to confirm with current year presentation. Note 9: Economic Dependence Ongoing operations of the EAC are dependent upon receiving continuing funding from the City of Edmonton. The current service agreement is in effect until December 31, 2011.

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notes to financial statements for the year ended december 31, 2010

Note 10: Edmonton Heritage Council The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) was housed in the EAC from April to December 2009. During the 2009 year the EHC took steps to establish itself as an incorporated business and was incorporated under the Society’s Act of Alberta on November 6, 2009 and commenced operations in the newly incorporated Society on January 1, 2010. The EAC transferred the funds it had related to the EHC programs to the EHC to continue the operations in the new Society. Note 11: Future Accounting Changes In December of 2010, the Accounting Standards Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants approved the adoption of new accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, to be effective for fiscal years commencing on or after January 1, 2012. Management and the Board will ensure the Society complies with the new standards. Note 12: Capital Disclosures The Society considers its capital to be the balance maintained in its Unrestricted Net Asset accounts. The primary objective of the Society is to invest its Capital in a manner that will allow it to continue as a going concern and comply with its stated objectives. Capital is invested under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Society with the objective of providing a reasonable rate of return, minimizing risk and ensuring adequate liquid investments are on hand for current cash flow requirements. The Society is not subject to any externally imposed requirements of its Capital.

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Mile Zero Dance dance organization

Mile Zero Dance is a not-for-profit charitable organization that has been devoted to the cultivation of original contemporary dance and interdisciplinary performance since 1985. Since 2004, Artistic Director Gerry Morita has been bringing Mile Zero Dance to larger and more diverse audiences with an open, yet artistically challenging style of work as she infuses the company with a distinct voice and aesthetic that encompasses dance, interdisciplinary work, and performance art. MZD has developed a wide array of collaborations with individuals and companies locally, nationally and internationally. MZD works with others in a spirit that fosters creativity and vitality and is devoted to the development and artistic viability of dance and interdisciplinary performance in Edmonton. MZD consistently produces a full and varied season. MZD’s studio space, Studio E, is a hub of performance and training activity, supporting work from artists of all styles and disciplines. MZD’s activity includes mainstage performances, the salon series, site-specific work, creative residencies, school shows, and intensive workshops with master artists. 49


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