The Prince Albert Arts Board was pleased to host the first ever Parts For The Arts symposium, Saturday, February 10th at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts.
There are many talented artists and arts organizations in Prince Albert. This event was created to provide you all with a few basic tools to help achieve your goals. Sessions were held on promotion, sponsorship tips, grant writing, even event planning for beginners. Local experts shared information you need to know if you're involved in the arts in any capacity. It was a great gathering of creative people from in and around Prince Albert, looking to expand their artistic networks.
As an evening wrap-up to our event, keynote speaker, Tracey Lindberg; an award-winning author, scholar, and best-selling author gave an inspiring presentation on her life. She researches, teaches and writes in the areas of Indigenous Education, Indigenous laws and legal orders, Indigenous women and Indigenous inherent leadership and authorities.
Birdie, her first novel, was a national bestseller, a CBC Canada Reads finalist, a best book of the year, a finalist for an Alberta Literary Award and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and a longlisted selection of the International DUBLIN Literary Award.
Ms. Lindberg was named a CBC “Writers to Watch.” An in demand speaker and lecturer, her intellectually stimulating and heartfelt teaching and speaking has been called among / the best many have ever heard. She has been a much lauded and downloaded guest for her discussions on In Conversation with Sheilagh Rogers and CBC Radio’s q and CBC’s Ideas Reconciliation Before Reconciliation. Grounding her work in the strength and voice of Iskwewak / Cree women and thinking globally about Indigenous peoples as actors with agency, Tracey Lindberg speaks with triumphant thoughtfulness about ways and means of building better relationships, communities, institutions and Nations. A citizen of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation who honours her Nehiyawak /Cree and Metis relations, Tracey considers herself to be next in a long line of argumentative Cree women.
In the spirit of the Arts Board's previous Arts Free For All events, attendance to all portions of PARTS for the ARTS was absolutely free.
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