Arts and Culture
Alberta arts and culture has been
developing as more artists, writers, poets, visual
artists, film, and media artists find the atmosphere in
the province welcoming and encouraging.
At one time in the early history of
Alberta there were limited opportunities to create and
display works of art as the limited population was
focusing their efforts on settlement and building the
infrastructure needed. But with ongoing economic prosperity and
the arrival of diverse people from around the world, Alberta
has become a leading centre for the development of all
forms of art and culture.
Theatres have been established to
bring new drama to audiences, and Alberta writers,
poets, playwrights, performers, and artists are
increasingly gaining recognition, winning
national and international awards. Films and new media
are being developed in the province as the province
continues to provide strong support for creators'
efforts. The numerous festivals held throughout Alberta
every year provide a venue for artists to showcase their
talents and for delighted spectators to watch.