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Edmonton's Winspear CentreBehind every performer is a support system comprised of managers, administrators, government programs and other artists. Similar to any technical trade or academic faculty, performing artists must rely on the greater community in order to bring their work to the public. This section will focus on this support system, a vast web of associations, training institutions and funding initiatives that contribute to the careers of Alberta artists.

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Heritage Trail #162 -- Chataqua Shows
Between the First World War and the Great Depression, everyone in rural Alberta looked forward to the Chataqua Show. The Chataqua was a touring variety show with a twist, and it appealed highly to the Anglo-Alberta community. Historian Don Wetherell explains the story behind the Chataqua, and how the troupe entertained Albertans across the province. Listen Now

This portion of the website is divided into four parts. The professional association section examines the organizations founded specifically to support performing artists through training, representation, education and a variety of other services and visions. Under facilities, one is offered a closer look at the buildings Albertans associate most with their The Elton and Anne Foote Theatre School performing artists, including historical train stations as well as purpose built structures that utilize the latest technologies to enhance a performance. The granting institutions section includes government and private groups which offer awards and monetary compensation to artists as a way of promoting Alberta culture.

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Michael Dobbin talks about the history of Alberta Theatre Projects. Listen Now

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