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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Theatre Alberta Invites you to a party at the Fringe!

This Monday Night, Theatre Alberta is having a party/fundraiser at the Edmonton International Fringe.  It's a great opportunity to have a drink, celebrate with others and support a good cause. Join us for an evening of lively discussion, entertainment and door prizes in support of Theatre Alberta, Artstrek, and the Alberta Arts Flood Relief Fund.

All proceeds from this event will be split between Theatre Alberta (in support of our recent expansion of Artstrek) and the Alberta Arts Flood Relief Fund....

If you can't make the event, consider donating online or by phone at 1-888-422-8160.

Theatre Alberta's Fringe Forum:
The Patron, The Theatre and The Artistic Creator – Who Will Our Champions Be?
It’s a municipal election year in Alberta. The arts community is rallying to find and engage our champions as we lobby for a thriving arts industry in the province. How do we foster a culture of meaningful dialogue and decisive action between patrons, funders, community and business leaders, politicians, and artists? Join some of our province’s most vocal and successful Arts Champions to discuss advocacy and partnership strategies on both micro and macro levels.

Monday, August 19th
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
ATB Community Patio at the Edmonton Fringe: corner of 104th Street and 85th Avenue

On Monday, August 19th, 7:30 p.m., in the ATB Community Patio (corner of 104th Street and 85th Avenue) at the 2013 Edmonton Fringe, you’re invited to Theatre Alberta’s Fringe Forum:
A little More about the Forum:

Moderated by Megan Dart and featuring a panel of local Arts Champions, we explore new ways to foster a culture of meaningful dialogue and decisive action between patrons, funders, community and business leaders, politicians, and artists.

If you don’t already know Megan Dart, you probably should! Making waves in Edmonton’s theatre community, we’re pleased that she has agreed to lead this important discussion!

Alongside her sister Beth, Megan is the co-artistic producer of Catch the Keys Productions, as well as a playwright, poet, and freelance arts publicist. From curating arts events and managing arts-specific production and promotions on behalf of other organizations, to creating and producing experiential multidisciplinary new works, Catch the Keys is proud to bring evolutionary art to Edmonton audiences.

Megan is a curator with and the artist liaison and publicity manager for Nextfest; the publicity manager for The Expanse Festival; a Street Team member with the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta; an active board member with The Good Women Dance Collective and artsScene Edmonton; and a steering committee member with the Theatre Edmonton Project. Megan is also a Communications Consultant with Focus Communications, and has experience in corporate and not-for-profit communications, public affairs, event management and local and national media relations. Working with a variety of clients from small startup entrepreneurships to large government and academic institutions, Megan has managed upward of 200 events per year, coordinated national lobbying campaigns involving more than 2 million Canadians, changed provincial and federal legislation, unveiled city landmarks, and helped coordinate media for the largest minor hockey tournament in North America.

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