Welcome to Alberta's Arts Heritage!
Welcome to Alberta's Arts Heritage website, a multimedia resource dedicated to exploring the
rich history of the arts in Alberta. Partners, the Heritage Community Foundation and CKUA Radio
Network, are thrilled to provide the first phase of this dynamic source of information, documenting
Alberta's arts community. Supplemented by access to approximately 500 hours of CKUA Radio Network's
program, Arts Alberta, this site allows all users of the World Wide Web a chance to
discover the events, individuals and organizations that comprise the legacy of art in
Providing comprehensive coverage of the arts in
Alberta is a massive undertaking. This site is the first phase of a
multi-phase project and should be considered, at this point, as a representative
selection of information, rather than comprehensive. Future phases will include additional
information, commissioned pieces by renowned Alberta artists and further
CKUA arts and culture programming.
As for now, journey with us to explore the
development of Alberta's arts community over the past 100
The site features five main sections:
Performing Arts: Take a look at the performing arts in Alberta. Be introduced to the singers,
actors and dancers who are a beloved part of Alberta's cultural landscape. Use these pages to
follow our exploration into the culture of the stage.
Literary Arts: Explore the diversity of the literary community in Alberta. Follow the
development of the creative minds who have completed literary feats, the supporting
institutions, accolades and celebration surrounding the printed word in this province.
Learn about the visual arts in Alberta, explored through painters and potters,
photographers and crafters, their professional associations and events. Navigate this section
to find insight into the beauty and inspiration of the visual arts world.
Film and Media Arts: Learn about film and the digital arts in Alberta. Discover the
development of a classic form of art alongside new and burgeoning fields created through new
Artist Database: Search through our database featuring a representative selection of Albertan
artists. Artist profiles are supplemented by CKUA programming and additional documents and
photographs from the community.