Remember, many moons ago, when we announced our survey on accessibility to public galleries in Edmonton? The survey received 24 responses, from which we’ve collected the results and are presenting them here for your enjoyment! Results are presented in the order of their most popular ‘ranking’ by the survey participants.
(As much as we wanted to make fancy visuals and infographics, who are we kidding. This isn’t a math blog.)
Which gallery in downtown Edmonton do you visit most often?
At which gallery do you find it easiest to engage in conversation with gallery staff?
Which program would you most likely attend?
And finally - does the price of attending a gallery or its programs cause you to decide not to attend when you otherwise would have?
Looking for a job? We got ‘em right here! Postings for summer positions are starting to pop up and we want you to be ahead of the game, so take a gander at the special section of student and summer jobs below.
Citadel Theatre: Outreach Team (temporary)
Summer Jobs and Internships:
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX): Promotions and Programming Assistant (Arts Work Experience) *Deadline tomorrow!*
Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert: Summer Gallery Assistant (scroll to the end)
Jobs in the surrounding area:
Edmonton has often been called Dirt City. Yet dirt is the foundation for growth.
We thrive on dirt. We cultivate it.
To cultivate is to nurture, to develop, to grow. To help improve. Cultivation is the constant attention given to make something better and bigger than what it already is. We at PrairieSeen are poised to dig deeper; to put down roots in the community, cultivating new ways of seeing our surroundings, and ourselves. The work in Cultivate is a rumination on this theme of growth, of change. Of becoming more than what was before.
We are happy to announce that once again we will be curating a collection of work to show at The Drawing Room from March 10-29. The exhibition, titled Cultivate, will feature the work of Axis Mundi Artistry, Erin Greenough, and Hannah Schneider. The opening reception will take place Friday, March 14 at 7 PM, where we will be serving a few treats (including some delicious baking courtesy of Chelsey) and some cold bevvies. RSVP to our Facebook event and subscribe to The Drawing Room’s newsletter for more info!
Featured Artist Connor Buchanan
Connor is an arts administrator and freelance curator based in Edmonton, AB. This past August she graduated from Maastricht University, with an MA specializing in Curatorship (2013). Buchanan also holds a Visual Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2009).
Over the past five years she has gained a variety of experience in artist run centres, public art galleries, non-profit organizations and municipal government in the northern Alberta community of Fort McMurray, overseas and in her hometown - Courtenay, BC. Upon graduating from her MA, Buchanan migrated back to Alberta to take the position of Exhibition & Gallery Services Coordinator at Harcourt House - Artist Run Centre.
Driven by her penchant for collaborative work, she and Berlin based partner Barbara Cueto, started an international curatorial collective – Autonomous Department. In addition Connor is organizing short-term curatorial projects for a new Edmonton arts space called the 66B Project.
Thanks as always to Giulliano Palladino for his filming and editing talents!
Image courtesy of Latitude 53
Who’s all going to Parka Patio at Latitude 53 tomorrow? We’re pretty stoked to see what the Latitude team has come up with to create a winter wonderland in their new space.
We also happen to know that our favourite videographer, Giulliano Palladino, has been feverishly working on videos to debut at the party. If you’re going, be sure to give him a high five or two for a job well done. Meanwhile, you’ll find us on the patio investigating the cocktails.
See you and your parkas there!