The Government of Alberta is proud of our province's unique and vibrant culture, and we want to see it continue to grow and flourish. To achieve this goal, we have developed the Spirit of Alberta - a cultural policy for our province. Launched in January 2008, this important policy provides a framework for decision-making related to the support, growth and development of culture as we move into our province's second century.
Provides assistance to not-for-profit boards in the area of governance through: workshops and consultations with board members, training of volunteer instructors, print and electronic resource materials, and special presentations. The BDP is sponsored by Alberta Culture and Community Spirit and Grant MacEwan College.
The Alberta Film Commission markets and promotes Alberta as an attractive location for film and television production.
Provides financial assistance to films being shot in Alberta.
The office responsible for rating films before they are shown to the public.
Assists the development of culture and the arts by providing grant assistance to artists and arts organizations. The foundation also encourages public access to the arts and assists in creating opportunities for children and youth to participate in the arts.
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Cares for and promotes the interests of the former home of the Lieutenant Governors of Alberta—the historic site known as Government House.
Maintains provincial heritage collections, provides assistance to community-based preservation projects and provides historical designation to significant resources.
Provides grant assistance to community-based heritage initiatives, including restoration of historical buildings and heritage districts and development of interpretive markers, publications and educational projects. The foundation also manages the Alberta Main Street program.
The Jubes are premier, twin performance halls in Edmonton and Calgary that have hosted thousands of concerts, graduations and cultural events since opening in 1955. Both were extensively renovated to help celebrate Alberta's centennial in 2005.
Acquires, preserves and makes available for research private and government records of provincial significance. It also serves as the permanent repository of records of enduring value of the Government of Alberta.
The Francophone Secretariat is the liaison between the Alberta government and Alberta's Francophone community. The Secretariat represents the needs of the Francophone community within government and supports activities to promote French language and culture.
Le Secrétariat francophone sert de liaison entre le gouvernement de l'Alberta et la communauté francophone de l'Alberta. Le Secrétariat représente au sein du gouvernement les besoins de la communauté francophone et appuie les activités de promotion de la langue et culture françaises.
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