We Support Cultural Arts in Strathcona County

The Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation is a community supported organization with a mission:

“To culturally enrich community life in Strathcona County through advocacy of performing and visual arts”

The FPCAF continues to expand its fundraising activities to support innovative children’s and young adult programming through advocacy, grants and scholarships. The FPCAF developed the Iris Evans Scholarship for the Performing Arts which is awarded annually to young adults pursuing a future within the arts. We are also extremely proud to be a major financial contributor to the Gallery@501. This year our support allowed 1089 children/youth from 17 schools to participate in the bussing and education program as well as the studio workshops.”

Our Objectives are

  • Strengthen and promote visual and performing arts through the development of community awareness.
  • Provide visual and performing artists with opportunities to develop and showcase their talent.
  • Support and invest in visual and performing artists as well as the youth of Strathcona County with grants, advocacy and scholarships.

In February 2018 alone, we gave out six $500 grants to local performing arts groups which enabled them to move forward with their teaching and competition programs. As well, we sponsored disciplines at the annual Sherwood Park Music Festival.

Our Goal

The FPCAF board is a working board and currently has 14 directors; our bylaws allow for a maximum of 17 directors. If you are enthusiastic about the arts and culture scene in Strathcona County, and have an interest in supporting young people to pursue their dreams, please join us!

Appointed directors will have a relatively brief term (until our next annual general meeting) but at that point are able to submit their name for formal election to the board.