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Arts & Cultural Position



Robyne Wilcok, local artist and art supporter, has brought to our attention that the Town Council has been approached to create na arts and cultural position.

She writes:

Hi Everyone,

I am a member of the Community Services Board. At our last meeting on June 9, the board passed a motion recommending to Town Council that a part-time arts and culture position be created–on a one year trial basis. This could
potentially be for Edson and area with some cost sharing with the county (as suggested by the county council rep on the board).

Responsibilities of this position might include event planning, organizing special projects such as summer camps, and supporting existing local arts/culture/heritage groups.

If you support the idea of a municipal arts and culture position, would you be willing to write a letter of support? This could either be as a representative for a group or as a town or county resident.

– address it to mayor and council (town or county)

– send it to TOWN: or 605 – 50th Street, P.O. Box 6300, Edson AB T7E 1T7; COUNTY: or 2716 – 1 Avenue, Edson AB T7E 1N9

– express your support for the creation of a part-time arts and culture position

– express your commitment (as an individual artist or as a representative of a local group) to work with the town (this could be information sharing, partnering, networking)

Thank you!


Please take a little bit of time to followup with this. As an active club within the arts community, this could potentially be a great opportunity to build greater relationships between the Town and other groups. You don’t have to look past the ‘Rotary Sundays in The Park’ as an example as to what a little municipal support and funding can do.

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