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2012

annual report


Front cover photos from left to right: 1) Fuzzo at Fool’s Gold Cabaret - A Night of Clown Theatre and Physical Comedy, produced by Small Matters Productions, photo by Marc-Julien Objois. 2) Afghan Mural, Artist: Instant Coffee, photo by Dwayne Martineau - Laughing Dog Photography. 3) GLORIA!, Dancer: Nyda Kwasowsky, by Citie Ballet, photo by Baos Photography. 4) Performer Grant Goldie from Northern Ireland, Edmonton International Street Performers Festival, photo by Epic Photography. Back cover photos from left to right: 1) Young Boy in the Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok Thailand, by photographer Gerry Yaum. 2) Christmas Carol Project , from left to right: Tom Roschkov, Kevin Cook, Maria Dunn, Bill Bourne, Dale Ladouceur, Dave Clarke, Terry Morrison, Bill Hobson & Al Brant, photo by Matt Murray. 3) Ghost Rail, Artist: Kathryn Ruckman, photo by Kathryn Ruckman. 4) Teatro la Quindicina, A Grand Time in the Rapids by Stewart Lemoine, from left to right: Ron Pederson, Jeff Haslam, photo by Andrew MacDonald-Smith.


edmonton arts council 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 committee Nicole Reeves - Chair, Christine Sokaymoh Frederick - Vice Chair, Mary Philips Rickey - SecretaryTreasurer, John Hudson - Past Chair

members-at-large Wayne Arthurson, Lyall Brenneis, Jenifer Christenson, Heather Inglis - Small Arts Organizations, Terry Josey - Festival Organizations, Cadence Konopaki, Tim Paetkau, Elsa Robinson, Aidan Rowe, Anne Ferguson Switzer, Richard Tosczak, Murray Utas, Brian Webb

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executive director report by John Mahon 2012 was the Edmonton Arts Council’s 17th year, and the second year in a major expansion of funds available to the EAC as the implementation of the Art of Living continued. With the vast majority of our operating funding coming from the City of Edmonton, their $1.5 million increase to our budget, on top of an increase of $2 million in 2011 and anticipated final increase of $1.5 million in 2013, opened many opportunities.

Some 2012 highlights include: John Mahon Photo by Rachel J Photography Inc

The EAC-directed City of Edmonton Community Investment Grants increased by $2 million, including an operating grant to the Art Gallery of Alberta that was in previous years given directly to the AGA by the City. This represented an increase in City grant funds of 20 per cent over 2011 and 50 per cent over 2010. A complete list of all 12 EAC City of Edmonton Community Investment Grant programs are included in this annual report. Our stewardship of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection continued with 12 completed installations and another 28 projects in production. Major conservation work was completed on 20 public art projects with an additional 15 artworks receiving minor treatments. The EAC funded two six-month artist residencies at Boyle Street Community Services and the Youth Emergency Shelter. An anthology of writings of the first four Poets Laureate of Edmonton, 2005-2013, was released in April 2012. The anthology was made available for sale to the public and a large number were purchased by the City to use as gifts and for other City outreach.

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The EAC continued its support of the Living Local arts and heritage neighbourhood grant program. This is a partnership with the Edmonton Heritage Council and Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and in 2012, awarded four grants to community leagues to work with artists and heritage professionals that live in their respective communities. In partnership with Grant MacEwan University (Arts and Cultural Management program), Alberta Museum Association, and Edmonton Heritage Council, the EAC presented high profile guest speakers for the lecture series Percolate…brewing ideas with leading minds in the fields of arts, heritage & cultural management. In partnership with the Edmonton Film Commission, we launched a $10,000 prize for film and video that had its first award in 2012. Combined with the newly renamed Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize sponsored by the EAC and Audrey’s Books, this made for two City prizes in the arts with a third (in music) planned for 2013. TIX on the Square had its first full year as a community box office and retail store selling an assortment of locally made arts and heritage products, ranging from CDs, books, garments and fine crafts to archival photographs of our city. We also continued to program Churchill Square in between festivals and civic events–programming that featured many local performing artists.

The EAC commissioned an audit on the effectiveness of its grant and communications programs in culturally diverse communities, in response to a board goal of making the EAC and its programs relevant to all of the citizens of Edmonton. The audit will result in changes to policies and programs, to be seen in 2013. The EAC continued to provide support to Arts Habitat Association, whose 2012 activities included: two buildings in operation, the purchase and repurposing of the historic Marshall McLuhan residence, successful text amendments to arts-related definitions for the City’s Zoning Bylaws, a new Business Plan for the redevelopment of the Cycle Building site, completion of the Phase 1 Feasibility Study for the Artists Quarters and the successful launch of a new website and branding identity. The EAC was also engaged in many additional civic and community forums and discussions, including the City’s winter city strategy and the civic precinct plan. This is my final year as executive director of the Edmonton Arts Council and I leave knowing the organization and city are flourishing and healthy. I will miss my colleagues at the EAC including the talented staff at the EAC and the dedicated Board of Directors. They are tireless in their dedication to the arts in our city.

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message from the chair by Nicole Reeves As you read through the highlights contained in this Annual Report, I am sure you will agree that the EAC’s staff and volunteers continue to make remarkable strides in stewarding Edmonton’s cultural treasures – our performing arts companies, festivals, and visual arts organizations. Looking back over 2012, three themes emerge – investment, evolution, and new beginnings.

Investment

I Am You, Artist: Alexandra Haeseker Photo by Dwayne Martineau - Laughing Dog Photography.

Edmonton’s arts continue to evolve and expand thanks in large part to a supportive Mayor and Council. 2012 marked the second consecutive year that the EAC received increased investment from the City. This spells increased granting opportunities to organizations active throughout Edmonton. It also allows us to examine new and innovative programs that can support and further the development of Edmonton artists at every stage of their careers. We also invest in the City’s cultural assets through a robust conservation program that oversees the care and maintenance of our Public Art Collection. I believe this unique relationship serves to highlight the increasingly important voice cities have in the continuing discourse and development of a vibrant national arts scene. We are optimistic and proactive as the cultural face of Edmonton evolves.

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Evolution Constant refinement of our business practices is critical to remaining relevant and at the vanguard of cultural leadership. To that end, the Board and Executive Director participated in a visioning workshop led by social policy consultant Peter Faid. Through examination of the factors affecting the growth and direction of the EAC, we developed a comprehensive Strategic Plan that embraces the goals of Diversity, Innovation, and Best Practice. The Board formally adopted the plan in December. As we move forward, we will align each activity of the Edmonton Arts Council to one of these goals. This can range from ensuring accessibility of our programs to the many emerging cultural communities in Edmonton; to developing new opportunities; to establishing more effective and imaginative ways of doing business.

His example spills over into the Board’s proactive spirit. While saddened to hear the news, we responded promptly, striking an Executive Director search committee and casting our net across Canada. We do not say we are replacing John, rather we are looking to the future with optimism, passion, and ambition. He goes on his way to new opportunities and adventures with our thanks. In closing, I would like to express my gratitude to the thousands of Edmontonians who participate daily in the astonishing range of arts activities happening 365 days of the year in our city. Your unwavering support and enthusiasm make it possible for our arts practitioners and administrators to live in, and contribute to, Edmonton.

New Beginnings While 2012 represented an exhilarating threshold in terms of growth and cohesion for the Council, it was also bittersweet. Executive Director John Mahon announced his retirement at our 2012 AGM. Many people have spoken and written about his exemplary and inspiring leadership over the past 15 years. I can personally attest to the generosity and fervour with which he tackles complex issues in a collaborative manner.

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arts = community by Candas Jane Dorsey A community of many is developed one person at a time. A community in need of change is revitalised one person at a time. A quiescent community is activated one person at a time. Art can be presented in a public venue to an audience of many, but it reaches one person at a time, changes one person at a time. Coincidence? Mere rhetorical device? Not at all. Community and culture are both one-to-one conversations, even when conducted in parallel, for groups of tens, hundreds or thousands of individuals together.

Simulacrum, Carly Greene Photo © Chelsea Boos

Opening a neighbourhood up to possibility is often the role of cultural workers. In Edmonton, Whyte Avenue, Alberta Avenue and Boyle Street are each at a different place in their cycle of opportunity, but each one’s example shows how bringing people into an area through arts and cultural activities brings a sense of place, a liveliness, brings a space to life. Presentation and participation are both necessary: as Chilliwack famously sang, “if there ain’t no audience there just ain’t no show”, but what the song didn’t point out was that if there’s no show, there’s no audience either. Audience and arts are symbiotes, and both are necessary for a community to mature and grow. Last year’s Dirt City: Dream City transitory art project in Boyle Street (a project of the Edmonton Arts Council) was an extraordinary example. People interacted freely with “the teepee” (Aaron Paquette), “the campsite” (Jackson McConnell), “the mountain” (Mackenzy Albright and Rachelle Bowen) or “the red hand” (Nickelas “Smokey” Johnson). Mention “the laundry” and community members nod and share their memories of a neighbourhood, a city or an era from their own memory, even if they couldn’t remember the “proper” name of the piece (Simulacrum by Carly Greene). The Crow’s Advice by Holly Newman was referred to as “the hearts” and to it passers-by

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brought their own dreams. The community garden imagined by Tiffany Shaw-Collinge was brought into being by a spontaneous group of gardeners and became the adopted child of its neighbour, Mr. Jack Dong, who kept it green and talked with whoever happened by to enjoy it, making the garden an art “happening” in the early 70s sense as it grew into the community’s heart literally and figuratively. In August the audience for “Tokyo 1965”, a Fringe Festival BYOV by Timothy J. Anderson, wended their way to the venue through fields of art rather than clear-cut parking lots. Newspaper stories focussed on the creativity, and the events brought community and non-community members into the not-so-mean streets of east downtown, to de-stereotype a community and engender a sense of place and ownership—as well as eliciting smiles and tears from individuals. In 2005 a StatsCan report on consumer spending showed that Canadians spent $1.2 billion on books (not counting school books), $980 million attending live arts events, $530 million on buying art and $410 million on going to museums and heritage sites, for a total of almost six times the $530 million they spent attending live sporting events. It wasn’t by any means the first study to prove empirically what artists and communitybuilders have been saying all along. It is also old news that arts and culture have a “trickledown” effect, that a dollar invested in the arts and cultural industry has a return, to the community served, of from six to ten times the payback, depending on the study. But money is not the main outcome of the arts, because arts and cultural activity are not primarily a business, but a core human need. Investment in artists and cultural practitioners, arts projects, arts programmes, arts and culture venues, and arts and cultural festivals comes back most importantly in community strength, solidarity and contentment.

From time to time the arts and culture are likened to either amenities or business activities, but from a public standpoint, the best way to think of arts and culture is as a public utility, a part of the necessary infrastructure of civic life. Roads and utility cables will not bring excitement, a sense of home, community buy-in: that job is done by creating a culture of belonging. Neighbourhood cultural activation is done on the “if you build it, they will come” model (a familiar phrase, by the way, that comes originally from a piece of fiction, WP Kinsella’s “Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa”, speaking of arts impact!). In practical terms, arts and cultural activities are core considerations of community planning on a neighbourhood, village, town or city level. City planners know that to attract businesses and individuals to a city, the city must “sell” itself by proving its cultural heft: “we have opera, we have theatre, we have festivals; come on down!” On a neighbourhood level, encouraging individuals to attend a Fringe Festival, a KaleidoFest, an arts market, a poetry reading, a street concert, a Canada Day Chinese Cultural celebration, or a transitory art exhibit gives a neighbourhood approachability and walkability, familiarity and friendliness. That’s why I, as an individual artist and a community member, invest my time in bringing the arts alive for the benefit of my community, one connection at a time, day by day and year by year. I’m not alone. I’m one of a “peace corps” of Edmonton professional and amateur cultural community workers who act out our belief that our city is most alive when it is artistically and culturally active, most enticing when it is artistically and culturally diverse, and strongest when its arts and cultures are most strongly expressed.

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public art


The Edmonton Arts Council directs the City’s Percent for Art policy, and provides a vision for and stewardship of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection.

public art committee The Public Art Committee is comprised of, but not limited to, individuals such as artists, curators, architects, civil engineers and community representatives. The PAC is tasked with setting a vision and objectives for the Percent for Art program; periodically reviewing the City of Edmonton’s Public Art collection; advising on de-accession of public art, and making recommendations regarding the City’s public art.

2012 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, Ken Cantor, Kira Hunt, Linda Wedman, Brian Van Sickle (City of Edmonton, Percent for Art Coordinator, advisory member), Kristy Trinier (EAC Public Art Director, advisory member) Photos from left to right: 1) Garbage Trucks, Artist: Jeff Chan, photo by Dwayne Martineau - Laughing Dog Photography. 2) Simulacrum, Artist: Carly Greene, photo © Chelsea Boos. 3) The Scroll, Artists: Alisdair MacRae, Negyar Seyfollahy, photo by D.M. - Laughing Dog Photography. 4) A Point Becomes A Line, Artist: Jeff Kulak, photo by D.M. - Laughing Dog Photography. 5) Talus Dome, Artist: Ball Nogues Studio, photo by D.M. - Laughing Dog Photography. 6) Afghan Mural, Artist: Instant Coffee, photo by D.M. - Laughing Dog Photography. 7) I Am You, Artist: Alexandra Haeseker, photo by D.M. - Laughing Dog Photography. Photography. 8) net_Work, Artist: Cecil Balmond, photo by D.M. - Laughing Dog Photography.

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public art projects 2012 Projects in Production

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Project Name

Artist Name

Abbotsfield Recreation Centre

Scott Sueme

Boyle Street Renaissance Phase 1

Jordan Tomnuk

Borden Park Public Artwork

Marc Fornes / Theverymany

Borden Park Pavilion Artwork

Nicole Galellis

Borden Park Outdoor Pool

TBD

Beverly Streetscape

Claude Boullevraye de Passille

Capital Boulevard

Keith Walker

Cardinal Collins High School

Lynn Malin

Clareview Library

Coryn Kempster & Julia Jamrozik

Clareview Recreation Centre

Christian Moeller

Clareview Multicultural Centre

Eugene Uhuad

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre #1

Laurent Grasso

Groat Road 102 Avenue Bridge

Faye HeavyShield

Heritage Valley Fire Station

Mark Clintberg & Jeff Kulak

Highlands Library

Becki Chan

Jasper Avenue Streetscape

Holly Newman

Kennedale Waste Treatment Building

Jeff Chan, Karen Campos, David Goulden

Kingsway LRT

Chris Doyle

MacEwan LRT

Studio F-Minus (Brad Hindson & Mitchell Chan)

Northgate Transit Station

Mark Feddes & Chelsea Boida

Meadows Library

Cliff Eyland

Meadows Recreation Centre #1

Konstantin Dimopoulos

Meadows Recreation Centre #2

France Dubois

Military Commemoration Public Artwork

Marc Boutin

Millwoods Multicultural Facility & Seniors Centre

Destiny Swiderski

Millwoods Library

Realities:United (Tim Edler & Jan Edler)

Valley Zoo – Entry and Wander

Thomas Drugan & Laura Haddad

Walterdale Bridge

Ken Lum


2012 Completed Projects Project Name

Artist Name

Alberta Avenue Streetscape Images

Various

Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre #2

Instant Coffee

Eaux Claires Transit Centre

Gabe Wong

Engineering Services Building

Cecil Balmond

Ellerslie Fire Station

spmb (Eduardo Aquino & Karen Shanski)

EPS Southwest Police Station

Carl Tacon

Fred Broadstock Leisure Centre

Stephanie Davidson & Georg Rafailidis

Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre

Jeff Kulak

Jasper Place Library

Negar Seyfollahy & Alisdair MacRae

South LRT Monuments

Jason Carter, Aaron Paquette, Chloe Mustooch

Whitemud Park Trailhead Building

Alexandra Haeseker

Quesnell Bridge/ Whitemud Drive

Ball Nogues (Benjamin Ball & Gaston Nogues)

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public art Transitory Public Art

Outreach

The EAC facilitated the production of the Dirt City: Dream City project with lead curator Kendal Henry, in the Quarters district. Fifteen local artists participated in the exhibition, which presented transitory public art projects throughout the neighbourhood.

The 2012 Public Art Lectures Series presented at the Art Gallery of Alberta featured the following speakers: public artist Jan Edler of Realities:United in Berlin, Germany, and public art curator Kendal Henry of New York, USA.

Conservation

Public Art Presentations were made by EAC staff at the 2012 Alberta Public Art Summit in Calgary. Kristy Trinier presented a public art tour as part of the Jane’s Walk program in 2012.

Major conservation work was performed on approximately 20 artworks and an additional 10-15 projects received minor treatments. Many projects have continued into 2013 due to the nature of the work involved. One example is Long Barrow 6 by Barry Cogswell, a land-art piece created during the Commonwealth Games Sculpture Symposium in 1978. A space has been leased to serve as an office and laboratory for the conservation staff that also functions as storage space for artworks in the Civic Art Collection. Conservation staff is actively involved with new projects coming into the Civic Art Collection while addressing the needs of existing artworks under civic ownership.

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A new City of Edmonton Civic Art Collection website was developed with an online gallery for the artworks: <www.edmontonpublicart.ca>. A five-year report on the Master Plan for Public Art from the Public Art Committee was presented to City Council in October of 2012. Conservation outreach included a pilot project with Edmonton Public Schools to identify and catalogue artworks in public schools.


public art goes digital The EAC launched its award-winning Online Gallery featuring Edmonton’s Public Art Collection on May 28, 2012. The gallery allows limitless access to the City’s public art, at home and around the world. The interactive, user-friendly site not only introduces a diverse audience to the art in their midst, but also serves as an archival record. In addition to images, the site provides information about the pieces, artists, and materials. Users, ranging from primary school students to arts professionals, can search and access a wealth of information through a variety of filters. Art is grouped by placement, location, and medium. A timeline allows the user to see how the Collection has changed and grown over the years, while the map feature effectively illustrates the myriad locations. In addition, the “In Progress” section allows users to get a preview of exciting projects as they develop and evolve. Scannable QR codes allow viewers to create personalized walking tours.

The Online Gallery is a work in progress currently containing 73 pieces and growing as more art is commissioned, created, and installed. There are more than 200 pieces in the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection, with new pieces being added annually as a result of the Percent for Art Policy.

The online gallery can be visited at www.edmontonpublicart.ca

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grant programs


community investment program The Edmonton Arts Council manages grant and award programs on behalf of the City of Edmonton - Community Investment Grants for arts and festival organizations and individual artists. Funding for these programs is derived from the municipal tax base, and makes up more than 95% of the EAC granting budget. For these programs, the EAC is guided by the City of Edmonton Bylaw 14157 and Policy C211F on community investment grants. In total, the Edmonton Arts Council managed more than $7,500,000 in grant funds in 2012.

Photos from left to right: 1) Vinok Worldance - Hasidic Jewish Dance, photo by Doyle C. Marko/DCM Photography. 2) Peter Kolmatycki and Ulrike Rossier, drawing at Nina Haggerty, photo by Cynthia Sentara. 3) Maud Mary & the Titanic, Actress: Christine Tarbox, Visual EďŹ&#x20AC;ects & Animation: Ryan Malmo-Harper & Kim Clegg, Rat Creek Design, photo by aAron munson. 4) Edmonton Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, May 8, 2012, photo by Steve J. Sherman. 5) Lyndsay Conrad, Alberta Craft Council, Coming up next exhibit, Reactive Fused Glass Coasters. 6) Cariwest2012, Masquerader: Sabrina Naz, Queen of Sykotik Mas (mas band), photo by Len Chan. 7) Magnetic Reconnection, filmstills by Kyle Armstrong. 8) Teatro la Quindicina, Pith! by Stewart Lemoine, from left to right: Kristi Hansen, Andrew MacDonald-Smith, photo by Matt Currie.

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arts operating Edmonton’s arts organizations range from the smallest community groups to the largest flagships. Together they provide creative, supportive infrastructure to the arts community. The purpose of this program is to provide limited operating assistance to those organizations to enhance their ability to produce and perform artistic works for the benefit of all Edmontonians. The EAC received 111 eligible applications for Arts Operating funding, 109 of which were supported.

2012 Jury members

Vinok Worldance - Dance from Peru Vinok Photo by DCM Photography Doyle C. Marko

Alberta Children’s Choir 2012 – Kellie Walsh, conductor. Photo by Kathleen Skinner.

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Francois Chevennement Jim Visser  Judi Rayner Kim Mattice Wanat  Liz Ludwig  Noel Xavier  Renee Englot  Tara Ostashewsky  Tim Marriott  Wayne Arthurson, Chair


Recipient

Grant

Recipient

Grant

Edmonton Chamber Music Society

$10,000

Edmonton Classical Guitar Society

$2,000

$20,000

Edmonton Columbian Choirs

$5,000

Alberta Choral Federation

$15,000

Edmonton Festival Ballet Society

Alberta Craft Council

$50,000

Edmonton Jazz Society

$33,000

Alberta Dance Alliance

$14,000

Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival Association

$15,000

A Joyful Noise Choir Association of Edmonton Alberta Ballet Alberta Baroque Music Society

Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society Alberta Media Production Industries Organization

$1,000 $200,000

$3,000 $15,000

$3,000

Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Society

$1,500

Edmonton Musical Theatre

$3,000

Edmonton New Shadow Theatre Society

$27,500

Alberta Music Industry Association

$3,500

Edmonton Opera Association

Alberta Opera Touring Association

$9,000

Edmonton Philharmonic Society

$1,000

Alberta Playwrights' Network Society

$7,000

Edmonton Potters' Guild

$6,000

Alberta Society of Artists

$4,900

Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association

$2,500

Edmonton Schoolboys' Band Alumni Association

$270,000

$500

Arts on the Ave Edmonton Society

$20,000

Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA)

Association franco-albertaine de L'UniTheatre

$35,000

Edmonton Story Slam Society

$700

Azimuth Theatre Association

$20,000

Edmonton Symphony Society

$475,000

Book Publishers Association of Alberta Brian Webb Dance Company Canadian Authors Association Alberta Branch

$6,000 $35,000 $7,500

Edmonton Vocal Alchemy Society

$2,000

Edmonton Weavers' Guild

$4,500

$12,000

Edmonton Youth Choir Association

Catalyst Theatre Society of Alberta

$45,000

Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association

$1,000

$500

Edmonton Vocal Minority Music Society

Cantilon Choral Society Christian Music Society

$7,500

Festival City Winds Music Society

$6,500 $20,000 $7,500

$425,000

Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA)

$72,000

Citie Ballet Society

$50,000

Firefly Theatre and Circus Society

$25,000

Concrete Theatre Society

$29,200

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

$7,850

Cosmopolitan Music Society

$12,500

Fringe Theatre Adventures Society

Citadel Theatre

$30,000

Da Camera Singers

$4,000

Good Women Dance Society

Early Music Alberta

$2,500

Greenwood Chamber Singers Society

$3,000

Ground Zero Productions

$6,500

Edmonton Calligraphic Society

$750

$1,000

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arts operating continued... Recipient

Recipient

Grant

I Coristi Chamber Choir Society

$4,000

Sadhana Music and Dance Society

Kita no Taiko

$2,000

Sculptors' Association of Alberta

$5,000

Kiwanis Singers Association of Edmonton

$3,000

Society francophone des arts visuels de l'Alberta

$1,500 $42,000

Kokopelli Choir Association

$24,000

$850

Kompany Dance and Affiliated Artists Society (KDAAS)

$2,500

Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP)

KYKLOS - Hellenic Performing and Literary Arts Group Society

$3,000

St. David's Welsh Male Voice Choir Association Stroll of Poets Society

$500 $3,500

L'Association la Girandole d'Edmonton

$12,000

TALES Edmonton

Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture

$36,000

Teatro La Quindicina Theatre Society

$14,000

$2,000

Theatre Alberta Society

$30,000 $55,000

Lynne Singers Society

$1,000

McDougall Concert Association

$1,000

Theatre Network

Media, Art, Design Exposed in Edmonton (MADE)

$7,000

Theatre Prospero Association

$1,500

$50,000

Today's Innovative Music Edmonton (TIME) Association

$2,000

Metro Cinema Society Mile Zero Dance Society

$35,000

Tonus Viva Society for New Music

$2,500

Mill Creek Colliery Band

$1,500

TYS Theatre Yes Society

The New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia

$2,500

Ukrainian Cheremosh Society

$15,000

$30,000

Ukrainian Shumka Dancers

$70,000

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

$20,000

Vinok Folkdance Society (Vinok Worldance)

$25,000

Northern Light Theatre

$23,000

Visual Arts Alberta Association

$18,500

Viter Ukrainian Dancers Society

$6,000

NeWest Publishers Ltd.

Nova Musica Society Opera Nuova Polonez Polish Folk Arts Ensemble AB Society

$750 $22,000 $2,000

$1,000

Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble Association

$500

Walterdale Theatre Associates

$15,000

Pro Coro Society - Edmonton

$38,000

WECAN Society

$34,000

Rapid Fire Theatre Society

$18,000

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre Society

$22,000

Writers Guild of Alberta

$18,000

Young Alberta Book Society

$15,000

Regroupement artistique francophone de l'Alberta Richard Eaton Singers Ritchie Trobone Choir Society

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Grant

$3,000 $10,000 $1,000

$2,850,000


arts & museums building operating The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council recognize that arts and museum facilities are an important part of the community. The Arts and Museum Building Operating program will invest in a portion of the costs associated with maintaining clean, well-lighted, heated and secure arts and museum facilities that are regularly accessible by the public, whose use is of interest to the public and community groups.

Recipient

Francis Winspear Centre

$263,600

The EAC received 25 applications for Arts and Museums Building Operating funding in 2012, all of which were supported.

Edmonton Jazz Society

$8,500

This grant is based on a formula calculation and is not assessed by jury.

FAVA

Alberta Craft Council

Grant $19,500

AB Railway Association

$6,600

Arts Habitat

$11,300

Arts on the Avenue Catalyst Theatre The Citadel Edmonton Aviation Museum

Edmonton Radial Railway Museum Expressionz CafĂŠ Fringe Theatre Adventures

$7,100 $22,100 $367,700 $20,800

$500 $15,000 $5,900 $73,800

LaCite

$51,200

Latitude 53

$20,400

Loyal Edmonton Regiment

$4,800

Metro Cinema

$5,700

Nina Haggerty

$12,000

OSPAC/Cosmopolitan Music SNAP Telephone Museum

$9,300 $23,600 $5,800

Theatre Network

$22,300

Varscona Theatre

$22,100

Walterdale Theatre

$11,500

WECAN/Harcourt House

$11,000

building operating total $1,022,100

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one-day celebratory events & major parades This program is intended to assist, through limited financial assistance, with the production of one-day celebratory events and/or major parades within the City of Edmonton. The EAC received 12 eligible applications for Celebrations and Major Parade funding in 2012, all of which were supported.

Rick Ireland Felicity Bohnet Marsh Murphy, Chair

Recipient

Project Description

Downtown Business Association of Edmonton

25th Annual Jingle On Indoor Santa Claus Parade

Old Strathcona Foundation

Silly Summer Parade

10,000

Mill Woods Presidents’ Council

22nd Annual Celebrate Canada Day in Mill Woods

10,000

Riverbend Community League

Art in Our Park

Old Strathcona Foundation

Celebrating Our Centennials

Jamaica Association of Northern Alberta (JANA)

Community Celebration of Jamaica’s 50th Independence

5,000

Earth Awareness Society of Edmonton

Earth Day

9,000

Boyle Street Community League

Inaugural Fall into Boyle Celebration

5,000

Chinatown and Little Italy Business Association

Lunar New Year “Year of the Snake” Firecrackers Celebration

3,500

Northlands

River City Round Up Opening Event

Sourdough Raft Race Association

Sourdough Raft Race

5,000

Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Winspearation 2012

8,500

celebrations total

20

2012 Jury members

Grant 6,500

2,500 10,000

10,000

$85,000


community arts Community Arts is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us. The EAC supports Community Arts projects that allow a community and a professional artist to work together. The EAC received a total of 21 eligible Community Arts applications in 2013. The October deadline was an extraordinary addition in 2012, which is not anticipated to repeat.

2012 Jury members Don Bouzek Melissa Milakovic Josh Languedoc Cadence Konopaki, Chair

May Recipient

Project Description

Alberta Aboriginal Arts

2012 Aboriginal youth performance

Grant

Boyle Street Education Centre

Video production with students

$10,000

iHuman Youth Society

Video production with youth

$15,000

Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Playwright in residence

$15,000

Trevor Peters and the Black Pockets Collective

Old Strathcona legacy mural project

$15,000

$8,600

October Recipient

Project Description

Grant

Alberta Aboriginal Arts

2013 Aboriginal youth visual arts project

$9,000

Agnieszka Matejko

Web-based youth documentary storytelling about diversity

$4,140

Francophonie jeunesse de lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alberta

Revisioning Grandin Station

$15,000

Jason Gondziola

Digital oral history project with Aboriginal youth and elders

$15,000

Memoria Viva Society of Edmonton

Historical community theatre performance

$15,000

Mile Zero Dance Society

Nina Haggerty community dance celebration

$10,000

Rising Sun Theatre

Theatre project with adults with developmental disabilities

$14,000

community arts total

$145,740 21


cultural diversity in the arts awards The City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council established the Cultural Diversity in the Arts Program to recognize that artists from all parts of the world enrich Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cultural scene.

Recipient

Grant

Nicolas Arnaez

$7,500

Gerardo Sebastian Barrera De La Torre

$7,500

Berline Charles

$7,500

These awards recognize and support individual artists who, due to their cultural background and relatively recent arrival in our city, find themselves in artistic isolation. The intent is to help these artists pursue their artistic work and connect with the more mainstream institutions and support networks taken for granted by most Edmonton artists.

Sylvia Grist

$7,500

Aimee Mbuluku

$7,500

Marijan Megla

$7,500

Sharmila Pokharel

$7,500

Garth Prinsonsky

$7,500

Andres Torres-Scott

$7,500

The EAC received 18 nominations for this award in 2012.

Malavika Venkatsubbaiah

$7,500

2012 Jury members

cultural diversity total

$ 75,000

Mari Sasano Junetta Jamerson Christine Frederick, Chair

Cultural Diversity recipients

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CDA Winner Malavika Venkatsubbaiah


edmonton artists’ trust fund The Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) is a joint project of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation. The EATF is designed to invest in Edmonton’s creative community and to encourage artists to stay in our community. The funds are intended to offset living and working expenses, allowing the artist to devote a concentrated period of time to his/her artistic activities, career enhancement and/or development.

Recipient

Grant

Josee Aubin Ouellette

$7,500

Jeremy Baumung

$7,500

Amber Borotsik

$7,500

Sandra Friesen

$7,500

Nicole Moeller

$7,500

Hans Olson

$7,500

The EAC received 64 nominations for this award in 2012.

Shawn Pinchbeck

$7,500

Scott Portingale

$7,500

2012 Jury members

Mark Templeton

$7,500

Aastha Kajuria Darren Hagen Thom Bennett Peter Midgely Josh Holinaty Eva Colmers Mary Philips Rickey, Chair

Raena Waddell

$7,500

eatf total

$75,000

Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund recipients

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festival operating Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents and visitors alike gather, participate and celebrate at festivals year-round. The purpose of this grant is to help create a stable funding base and enhance the ability of organizations to produce and present a festival celebration with a theme of interest and appeal to the general public.

2012 Jury members Brandy Dominelli Mike Ford Michael Hamm Jennifer Cockrall-King

Michelle Hayduk Sheila Hallet Craig Stumpf-Allen Gina Moe, Chair

The EAC assessed 37 eligible applications for Festival Operating grants, all of which were supported. Recipient A Taste of Edmonton Accordion Extravaganza

$2,800

Bike Month/Bikeology

$10,500

CariWest - Caribbean Arts Festival

$25,000

Creative Age Theatre Festival 2012

$6,500

Recipient

Grant

Global Visions Film Festival

$15,000

Ice on Whyte

$15,000

Rapid Fire Theatre - Improvaganza International Improv Comedy Festival

$13,000

Kaleido Family Arts Festival

$35,000

Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival

$30,000

Litfest: Edmonton's Nonfiction Festival

$25,000

Dreamspeakers International Aboriginal Film Festival

$16,000

Nextfest

$41,500

Realtors Expanse Movement Arts Festival

$15,000

Edmonton Chante

$11,500

Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton International Film Festival Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival Edmonton International Jazz Festival Edmonton International Street Performers Festival

$9,000 $200,000 $70,000 $185,000 $91,000 $105,000

Serca Festival of Irish Theatre

$6,000

Servus Heritage Festival

$80,000

Silver Skate Festival

$38,000

Summer Solstice Festival

$3,000

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Under The Sky

$50,000

The Canoe Theatre Festival

$21,000

The Rubaboo Arts Festival

$15,000

Edmonton Poetry Festival

$12,500

The Works Art & Design Festival

Edmonton Pride Festival

$20,000

Latitude 53 - Visualeyez Festival of Performance Art

$12,000

Opera Nuova - Vocal Arts Festival

$18,000

Exposure: Edmonton's Queer Arts and Culture Festival

$9,500

Alberta Dance Alliance - feats Festival of Dance

$23,000

Freewill Shakespeare Festival

$75,000

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Grant $95,000

$145,000

Rapid Fire Theatre - Wildfire High School Improv Festival

$5,000

$1,549,800


festival seed Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residents and visitors celebrate at festivals year-round, and new festival events are welcomed in our community. The purpose of this grant is to support new or emerging festival celebrations. Applicants may be considered for a Festival Seed grant for up to two consecutive years.

2012 Jury members Giuseppe Albi Russ Mann Gail Yakemchuk Amber Borotsik, Chair

Recipient ArbreDeVie Youth Creati-Vibes Festival DEDfest Edmonton Comedy Festival Edmonton New Music Festival Edmonton Turkish Festival

Grant $10,500 $8,875 $25,000 $3,750 $15,000

Found Festival

$2,650

Hip Hop in the Park

$1,000

Hoofbeats and Heartbeats Festival

$15,500

Lunar New Year Extravaganza

$18,000

Pure Speculation Festival

$2,000

TALES Storytelling Festival

$6,125

The Thousand Faces Festival

festival seed total

$20,000

$128,400

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microgrant New in 2011, the MicroGrant program gives the EAC a novel way to invest in the success of Edmonton artists. With no set deadlines for applications and amounts up to $1,000 available, the intent of the MicroGrant program is to support the hard costs associated with timely, short-term projects that might otherwise falter for want of a small investment. The EAC received more than 70 applications for MicroGrants, 47 of which were supported. Applications to this program are reviewed directly by EAC Board members.

Recipient

Grant

Grant

Mae Anderson

$700

Kenya Kondo

$500

Amber Borotsik

$900

Jon Lachlan Stewart

$890

$500

Christine Lesiak

$750

Annette Loiselle

$500

Rachelle Bowen Thea Bowering Gordon Brasnett

$1,000 $870

Jonathan Luckhurst

$1,000 $1,000

Colleen Brown

$1,000

Heather MacLeod

Geraldine Carr

$1,000

Leanne Maitland

Stanley Carroll

$750

Alissa Cheung Rosalind Christian

$100

Anastasia Maywood

$1,000

$1,000

Terry McDade

$1,000

$1,000

Drew McIntosh

$750

Marco Claveria

$1,000

Alexandra Munn

$500

Curtis Collicutt

$1,000

Jason Lee Norman

$650

Liam Copeland

$1,000

Leanne Olson

$500

Joel Crichton

$1,000

Doug Organ

Bryce Croucher

$1,000

$1,000

Anne Pasek

$350

Maren Elliott

$615

Jessica Peverett

$900

Jennifer Forsyth

$950

Linda Poignant

$690

Carlo Ghioni

$1,000

Dylan Rhys-Howard

Thom Golub

$1,000

Michele Vance Hehir

Matthew Gooding

$1,000

Alex Vissia

$1,000

Justin Wisser

$1,000

Piotr Grella-Mozejko Wesley Hawkins

$750 $1,000

Tom Young

Sarah Ho

$350

Frank Zotter

Matthew Howatt

$500

Cindi Zuby

microgrant total

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Recipient

$1,000 $950

$375 $1,000 $650

$38,940


project grant for individual artists Individual artists and their work are the foundation of our arts community. Their projects are the research and development activity of the creative sector, feeding the greater arts ecosystem locally and for export. The EAC recevied 145 eligible applications to this program, totalling more than $2 Million in grant requests.

Recipient

Grant

Recipient

Grant

Usha Gupta

$10,000

Beth Levia

$2,500

Jennifer Mesch

$25,000

Justin Massey

$5,000

Gerry Morita

$11,500

Josh McHan

$10,000

Sandra Bromley

$22,000

Jerry Ozipko

$5,250

Don Hill

$16,800

Charles Pilon

$2,000

Wayne Arthurson

$10,000

Sheila Wright

$5,800

Greg Bechtel

$15,000

Delia Barnett

$8,600

Dolly Dennis

$12,000

Ellen Chorley

$9,000

M. Jennie Frost

$5,500

Nadien Chu

$10,000

2012 Jury members

Kath MacLean

$16,000

Joel Crichton

$8,700

Ken Read Alex Hawkins Alice Major Scott Portingale Genevieve Simms Raena Waddell Richard Tosczak, Chair

Jason Norman

$24,000

Mark Henderson

Mary Pinkoski

$19,600

Katherine Koller

Trevor Anderson

$18,000

Darcia Parada

$16,000

Kyle Armstrong

$18,000

Joelle Prefontaine

$18,000

Geraldine Carr

$25,000

Laura Raboud

$8,000

Michelle Warren

$2,600

Eva Colmers

$8,300

$18,200 $2,500

Oliver McGarvey

$14,000

Paul Bernhardt

$17,000

Drew McIntosh

$22,700

Cynthia Fuhrer

$9,100

Hans Olson

$6,500

Patrick Higgins

$16,500

Gordon Brasnett

$7,000

Jill Ho-You

$9,500

Andrea Kastner

$4,600

Jerrold Dubyk Virginie Gagne

$15,000 $3,000

Sydney Lancaster

$10,500

Karim Gillani

$20,000

Laurie MacFayden

$2,100

Thom Golub

$3,600

Agnieszka Matejko

$11,950

Matthew Howatt

$1,100

Maria Whiteman

$13,000

Wilfred Kozub

$3,100

Clint Wilson

$20,900

individual project total

$600,000

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travel grant Travel Grants through the Edmonton Arts Council assist Edmonton residents active in the arts and festival communities with travel costs. Traveling to perform, research, attend conferences and exhibitions offers those individuals professional and creative opportunities that do not exist locally, and yet are vital to the continued advancement and growth of Edmontonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arts community.

Grant

Recipient

Grant

Rene Abaunza

$750

Marco Claveria

$750

Trevor Anderson

$750

Beau Coleman

$750

Rebecca Anderson

$650

Steven Dixon

$750

Ryan Anderson

$650

Jessica Dolen

$450

Irene Apanovitch

$540

Brenda Draney

$340

Kyle Armstrong

$750

Jerrold Dubyk

$750

John Armstrong

$600

Maria Dunn

$600

Wayne Arthurson

$565

Ruth Dyck Fehderau

$660

Narisa Bandali

$750

Renee Englot

$750

Emily Barnett

$450

Charmaine Ferguson

$450

Greg Bechtel

$750

Werner Friesen

$750

Eva Bostrand

$630

Sandra Friesen

$750

Bill Bourne

$750

M. Jennie Frost

$750

2012 Jury members

Gordon Brasnett

$620

Anna Gaby-Trots

$750

Kyle Armstrong Chris Carson Marie Gynane-Willis Fish Griwkowsky Beth Levia Tim Paetkau, Chair

Margaret Braun

$750

Gary Garrison

$750

Arden Burnett

$625

Kevin George

$620

Brennan Campbell

$750

Carlo Ghioni

$750

Raylene Campbell

$300

Mary Glasper

$450

Geraldine Carr

$350

Gavin Goodwin

$500

Erin Carter

$360

Kevin Green

$750

James Cavanagh

$750

Evelyn Grieger

$630

Sable Chan

$630

Usha Gupta

$750

Jason Chinn

$510

Darrin Hagen

$750

Michael Clark

$710

Jan Henderson

$625

David Clarke

$600

Don Hill

$750

The EAC received more than 140 travel grant requests in 2011, 122 of which were supported.

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Recipient


Recipient

Grant

Recipient

Grant

Recipient

Grant

Ainsley Hillyard

$750

Christine Lesiak

$725

Keith Rempel

$750

Heather Hindman

$750

Eric Leydon

$620

Bercham Richards

$300

Jill Ho-You

$750

Amy Loewan

$405

Judith Richardson

$650

Bill Hobson

$600

Chee Meng Low

$750

Tom Roschkov

$600

Janine Hodder

$750

Erika Luckert

$400

Heidi Roseberry-Chater

$360

Hailley Honcharik

$750

Kath MacLean

$250

Lea Rouhiainen

$625

Patrick Howarth

$750

Twilla MacLeod

$630

Wenda Salomons

$750

Elizabeth Hoyt

$750

Alice Major

$750

Ruby Serben

$475

Dara Humniski

$580

Russ Mann

$750

Shirley Serviss

$450

Brody Irvine

$620

Justin Massey

$500

Gail Sidonie Sobat

$550

Danielle Jenson

$400

Anastasia Maywood

$650

Genevieve Simms

$750

Kristen Kahle

$630

Marissa Meekins

$450

Nazima Sohni Uppal

$750

Alison Kause

$750

Fawnda Mithrush

$460

Garett Spelliscy

$630

Alexandria Keays

$625

Riya Mittal

$750

Sydney Starko

$450

Adam Keefe

$665

Terry Morrison

$600

Kate Stashko

$750

Taryn Kneteman

$750

Jason Norman

$525

Mark Stubbings

$750

Katherine Koller

$400

Alida Nyquist-Schultz

$750

Mark Templeton

$750

Taddes Korris

$700

Brent Oliver

$620

Arlan Vriens

$750

Alice Kos

$500

Marla Palakkamanil

$750

Dave Wall

$520

Catherine Kubash

$630

Monique Paulson

$450

Elaine Wannechko

$650

Kristina Kyaushas

$750

Grier Popp

$450

Michelle Warren

$750

Dale Ladouceur

$600

Karen Porkka

$700

Elizabeth Whitlock

$750

Sydney Lancaster

$640

Kim Rackel

$450

Everett LaRoi

$500

Bryan Reichert

$650

William LeBlanc

$300

Thomas Reikie

$620

travel total

$76,420

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financial statements To the Members of: The Edmonton Arts Council Society Report on the Financial Statements I have audited the accompanying financial statements of The Edmonton Arts Council Society, which comprise the statement of financial position at December 31, 2012, 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 accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations, 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. 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 QualiďŹ ed Opinion In common with many not-for-profit organizations, the Society derives revenue 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 receipts, excess of receipts over disbursements, assets and net assets.

Comparative Information I draw attention to Note 2 to the financial statements which describes that the Edmonton Arts Council Society adopted Canadian accounting standards for not-forprofit organizations on January 1, 2012 with a transition date of January 1, 2011. These standards were applied retrospectively by management to the comparative information in these financial statements, including the statement of financial position as at December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2011 and the statement of receipts and disbursements and net assets and cash flows for the year ended December 31, 2011 and related disclosures. I was not engaged to report on the restated comparative information and, as such, it is unaudited. Edmonton, Alberta April 16, 2013

QualiďŹ ed Opinion In my opinion, except for the effect of the matter described in the Basis for Qualified Opinion paragraph, these financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Edmonton Arts Council Society as at December 31, 2012, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations.

Chartered Accountant

Photos from left to right: 1) Young Girl With Mother in Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok Thailand, by photographer Gerry Yaum. 2) Celtic Connections 2012, Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus, Conductor: David Garber, photo by Hal Thiessen 3) BAS (Brenda Malkinson, Andrea Itzeck, and Sara Norquay) Ms. Nomer bound book, Somerset paper, woodcut prints, hardcover bound folded pages with an accordion spine (2012), photo by Sara Norquay. 4) Harvest Angels, Dancer: Larissa Sulyma, Shumka at 50 tour.

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Financial Position December 31, 2012

Assets

Dec 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2011

Jan 1, 2011

$ 155,643

$ 26,626

$ 28,108

324,641

174,576

104,176

-

3,000

-

480,284

204,202

132,284

General Fund Cash Accounts receivable (Note 4) Prepaid expenses and deposits

TIX on the Square Fund Cash

53,685

-

-

Accounts receivable

50,000

53,348

35,854

103,685

53,348

35,854

Casino Fund Cash

15,568

47,453

32,093

Program Fund Cash

135,755

299,577

156,258

50,000

67,967

230,000

1,000

-

-

186,755

367,544

386,258

Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses and deposits

Public Art Fund Cash Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses and deposits

Community Investment Grants Fund Cash Prepaid expenses and deposits

Property and Equipment Fund Property and equipment (Note 3)

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220,662

659,731

799,584

3,249,693

3,462,240

2,095,338

2,333

-

-

3,472,688

4,121,971

2,894,922

249,090

21,145

203,321

-

150,000

-

249,090

171,145

203,321

103,941

141,837

94,547

$ 4,612,011

$ 5,107,500

$ 3,779,279


The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Financial Position December 31, 2012

Liabilities

Dec 31, 2012

Dec 31, 2011

Jan 1, 2011

$ 210,420

$ 68,954

$ 74,358

79,845 18,415

20,514 3,163 16,638

12,765 20,095 14,664

98,260

40,315

47,524

76,431

120,568

51,421

2,757,904

2,414,759

2,412,152

236,620

138,918

171,334

3,379,635

2,783,514

2,756,789

269,864

135,248

57,926

5,425

13,033

(11,670)

15,568

47,453

32,093

Program Fund

110,324

246,976

334,837

Public Art Fund

714,784

1,707,212

482,770

12,470 -

12,227 20,000

11,987 20,000

103,941

141,837

94,547

1,232,376

2,323,986

1,022,490

$ 4,612,011

$ 5,107,500

$ 3,779,279

General Fund Accounts payable (Note 4) TIX on the Square Fund Bank Indebtedness Accounts payable Unearned revenue (Note 6)

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

Net Assets General Fund TIX on the Square Fund Casino Fund

Community Investment Grants Fund Restricted Unrestricted Property and Equipment Fund

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance For the year ended December 31, 2012

General Fund

2012

2011

Receipts City of Edmonton service contract

$ 1,323,075

$ 882,880

Grant - administration

8,204

39,624

Investment income

8,760

8,326

Memberships

8,225

8,850

Other income

53,984

57,451

1,402,248

997,131

995

814

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

9,988

10,628

Conferences and travel

13,173

10,991

Consulting fees

10,000

1,575

Equipment lease

39,303

25,042

Insurance

4,315

3,803

Jury and honorariums

26,768

29,293

Marketing and promotion

71,295

67,877

Office costs

30,081

42,390

Professional fees

28,128

14,751

Rent

52,596

47,635

708,689

643,469

60,675

22,651

1,056,006

920,919

346,242

76,212

(4,188)

(33,624)

Transfer to Public Art Fund

(150,000)

-

Transfer to TIX on the Square Fund

(109,341)

-

Transfer from Community Investment Grants Fund

20,000

-

Transfer from Casino Fund

31,903

34,734

134,616

77,322

135,248

57,926

$ 269,864

$ 135,248

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

Net increase (decrease) in Fund balance Fund balance, beginning of year

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance For the year ended December 31, 2012

Tix on the Square Fund

2012

2011

Operating income

$ 60,000

$ 95,000

Commissions

143,668

142,223

28,342

26,022

771

3,684

Receipts

Credit card charges recovered Gift certificates Miscellaneous income

-

1,000

1,335,507

1,166,708

1,568,288

1,434,637

Advertising and promotion

66,742

16,238

Bank charges and interest

10,694

6,104

Credit card charges

25,452

25,947

E-Commerce

19,949

2,501

Office expenses

13,249

11,597

Purchases

10,266

8,072

Rent

24,206

3,082

1,321,874

1,151,928

187,947

178,617

4,858

4,549

1,685,237

1,408,635

(116,949)

26,002

Fund balance, beginning of year

13,033

(11,670)

Transfer from General Fund

109,341

-

-

(1,299)

$ 5,425

$ 13,033

Sales for distribution Disbursements

Sales reimbursement Staffing costs and benefits Telephone Excess (deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements

Transfer from (to) Property and Equipment Fund

Fund balance, end of year

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance For the year ended December 31, 2012

Casino Fund

2012

2011

Casino revenue

$-

$ 76,343

Investment income

96

69

96

76,412

Receipts

Disbursements Casino wages Interest and bank charges Excess of Receipts over Disbursements Transfers to general fund Transfer to property and equipment fund Fund balance, beginning of year

Fund balance, end of year

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-

1,985

78

68

78

2,053

18

74,359

(31,903)

(34,734)

-

(24,265)

47,453

32,093

$ 15,568

$ 47,453


The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance For the year ended December 31, 2012

Program Fund

2012

2011

Receipts Arts Habitat (Note 11) City of Edmonton - Alberta Avenue City of Edmonton - Winter Light Festival

$ 500,000

$-

60,000

53,600

-

315,781

Edmonton Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trust Fund

96,000

75,000

Cariwest Festival

25,000

-

Lee Fund Grant

39,983

34,126

Living Local

75,000

50,000

-

46,757

Other Programs

405,500

248,450

Sir Winston Churchill Square

100,000

225,000

Mayors Task Force

TransAlta

-

180,000

1,301,483

1,228,714

500,000

-

Disbursements Arts Habitat City of Edmonton - Alberta Avenue

58,524

61,107

-

438,284

Cariwest Festival

24,906

-

Cultural Diversity

37,241

-

Edmonton Artists Trust Fund

85,000

75,000

-

34,126

75,000

50,000

-

46,757

234,109

242,595

22,340

5,855

Sir Winston Churchill Square

223,438

152,351

TransAlta

177,577

210,500

1,438,135

1,316,575

Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements

(136,652)

(87,861)

Fund balance, beginning of year

246,976

334,837

$ 110,324

$ 246,976

City of Edmonton - Winter Light Festival

Lee Fund Grant Living Local Mayors Task Force Other Programs Project Poetry

Fund balance, end of year

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance For the year ended December 31, 2012

Property and Equipment Fund

2012

2011

$ 42,084

$ 40,640

(42,084)

(40,640)

-

24,265

Disbursements Amortization Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements Transfer from Casino Fund Transfer from General Fund

4,188

33,624

Transfer from TIX on the Square Fund

-

1,299

Transfer from Public Art Fund

-

28,742

141,837

94,547

$ 103,941

$ 141,837

2012

2011

$ 687,427

$ 3,077,542

1,829,855

1,824,358

(1,142,428)

1,253,184

-

(28,742)

150,000

-

1,707,212

482,770

$ 714,784

$ 1,707,212

Fund balance, beginning of year

Fund balance, end of year

Public Art Fund Receipts Public Art Funds Received Disbursements Public Art Projects Disbursements Excess (Deficiency) of Receipts over Disbursements Transfer to Property and Equipment Fund Transfer from General Fund Fund balance, beginning of year

Fund balance, end of year (Note 12)

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Receipts, Disbursements, and Fund Balance For the year ended December 31, 2012

Community Investment Grants Fund

2012

2011

$ 7,738,137

$ 5,777,500

24,023

30,875

7,936

-

7,770,096

5,808,375

2,850,000

2,467,000

Receipts City of Edmonton Community Investment Grants Investment income Other income Disbursements Arts Operating Grant Art Gallery of Alberta Grant (Note 13)

877,137

-

Community Arts Grants

145,740

50,400

Cultural Diversity Awards

95,000

67,500

Festival Operating Grants

1,790,500

1,409,500

128,400

174,500

85,000

31,500

600,000

449,500

Microgrants

39,975

22,850

Travel Grants

75,376

68,825

1,022,100

988,800

-

5,000

Festival Seed Grants Major Parade and Celebration Grants Edmonton Artists Individual Grants

Arts and Museum Building Operating Grants Emergency Grants Organizational Support Grants

3,000

-

57,625

72,760

7,769,853

5,808,135

243

240

Transfer to General Fund

(20,000)

-

Fund balance, beginning of year

32,227

31,987

$ 12,470

$ 32,227

Administration Excess of Receipts over Disbursements

Fund balance, end of year

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Statement of Cash Flows For the year ended December 31, 2012

General Fund

2012

2011

$ 346,242

$ 76,212

(150,065)

(70,400)

141,466

(5,404)

Net inflow (outflow) of cash related to the following activities: Operating activities Net increase in surplus Change in non-cash balances relating to operations Accounts receivable Accounts payable Prepaid expenses

3,000

(3,000)

340,643

(2,592)

(4,188)

(33,624)

Transfer to TIX on the Square Fund

(109,341)

-

Transfer to Public Art Fund

(150,000)

-

Financing activities Transfer to Property and Equipment Fund

Transfer from Community Investment Grants Fund

20,000

-

Transfer from Casino Fund

31,903

34,734

(211,626)

1,110

129,017

(1,482)

26,626

28,108

$ 155,643

$ 26,626

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

Cash, end of year

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Notes to Financial Statements For the year ended December 31, 2012

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 of Canada. 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, Ticketmaster outlet, retail store, and information booth. It is owned and operated by The Edmonton Arts Council Society 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 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 Churchill Square Programming, 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.

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Notes to Financial Statements For the year ended December 31, 2012

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 Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property and equipment.

Note 1: Significant Accounting Policies Basis of Presentation These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for notfor-profit organizations. Revenue Recognition Restricted contributions are recognized as revenue of the appropriate fund in the year in which the events giving rise to the contribution have occurred. If a separate fund does not exist, the restricted contribution will be recorded as part of the General Fund and will be deferred and recognized as revenue when the related expenses are incurred. Unrestricted contributions are recognized as revenue of the General Fund in the year received. 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:

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Computer equipment and website 30% Ticket booth 30% Office equipment 20%

Contributed Services Contributed services of volunteers are not recognized as revenue in these financial statements because their fair value cannot be reasonably determined. Contributed Goods The Society only records non-cash donations when a charitable receipt is issued. These donations are recorded at the fair value of the items received. Donations With the establishment of the Edmonton Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trust Fund (Note 4), donations that are not restricted are forwarded directly to the Trust Fund held by the Edmonton Community Foundation. Income Taxes The Society is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta and, as such, is exempt from income taxes under Section 149(1) of the Income Tax Act of Canada. Use of Estimates The preparation of financial statements in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of receipts and disbursements during the reporting period. Such estimates includes calculating and recording amortization of equipment. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Financial Instruments Financial instruments are recorded at fair value when acquired or issued. In subsequent periods, financial instruments with actively traded markets are reported at fair value, with unrealized gains and losses reported


The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Notes to Financial Statements For the year ended December 31, 2012

in income. All other financial instruments are reported at amortized cost and tested for impairment at each reporting date. Transaction costs on the acquisition, sale or issuance of financial instruments are expensed when incurred. 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.

Note 2: First-time Adoption of Accounting Standards for Not-for-Profit Organizations Effective January 1, 2012, the Society adopted the requirements of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) Handbook - Accounting, electing

to adopt the new accounting framework: Canadian Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations. These are the Society’s first financial statements prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards for Not-ForProfit Organizations and the transitional provisions of Section 1501, First-time Adoption have been applied. Section 1501 requires retrospective application of the accounting standards with certain elective exemptions and limited retrospective exceptions. The accounting policies set out in the significant accounting policies note have been applied in preparing the financial statements for the period ended December 31, 2012, the comparative information for the year ended December 31, 2011 and the opening balance sheet at January 1, 2011 (the Society’s date of transition). The Society issued financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011 using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) prescribed by CICA Handbook Accounting XFI (Accounting XFI). The adoption of Accounting Standards for Not-For-Profit Organizations results in no adjustments to the previously reported assets, liabilities, net assets, excess of receipts over disbursements and cash flows of the Society.

Note 3: Property and Equipment

Computer equipment and website

Cost

Accumulated Amortization

2012 Net Book Value

2011 Net Book Value

$ 247,934

$ 154,399

$ 93,535

$ 132,286

Ticket booth

16,674

16,578

96

138

Office equipment

22,970

12,660

10,310

9,413

$ 287,578

$ 183,637

$ 103,941

$ 141,837

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The Edmonton Arts Council Society: Notes to Financial Statements For the year ended December 31, 2012

Note 4: Government Remittances As of December 31, 2012, accounts receivable includes $86,728 (2011 - $59,026) of Goods and Services Tax receivable from the federal government. As of December 31, 2012, there are no amounts owing (2011 - $nil) to the federal government in respect to payroll source deductions.

Note 5: 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 openended 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% (2011 - 3.5%) of the asset base in the fund which will be used to support local artists.

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accounts receivable list and follows up with counter parties for amounts outstanding. As at December 31, 2012, accounts receivable consists of 88% (2011 - 92%) due from the City of Edmonton. The Society at times maintains cash with Canadian chartered banks in excess of federally insured limits. Liquidity Risk Liquidity risk is the risk that an entity will encounter difficulty in meeting obligations associated with financial liabilities. The Society is exposed to this risk mainly in respect of its receipt of funds from its funders and customers and accounts payable.

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, 2016.

During the year, the EAC received $92,607 (2011 $93,896) of which $85,000 (2011 - $75,000) was for grants to approved artists and $7,607 (2011 - $18,896) was for administration costs.

Note 10: Comparative Financial Statement

Note 6: Commitments

Note 11: Arts Habitat

The EAC has committed to minimum monthly lease payments of $2,846 per month until December 2020 for the office space they currently occupy.

Arts Habitat has been receiving on-going support from the EAC. Prior to this year the support was through the Community Investment Grants Fund.

Note 7: Unearned Revenue

Note 12: Public Art Fund

Unearned revenue of the TIX on the Square Fund is comprised of gift certificates sold that have not been redeemed.

Public art disbursements include artist fees, conservation work, and administration. The fund balance at the end of the year includes reserves for future conservation work.

Note 8: Financial Instruments

Note 13: Art Gallery of Alberta Grant

Credit Risk Credit risk arises from the potential that a counter party will fail to perform its obligations. The Society is exposed to credit risk in respect to its accounts receivable balances and cash balances. The Society regularly reviews it

In 2012, the Edmonton Arts Council started administration on this grant on behalf of the City of Edmonton. Prior to this year, the Art Gallery of Alberta was awarded funds directly from the City of Edmonton

Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to confirm with the current year’s presentation.


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