Arts and Culture

Prince Albert is proud to support a strong fine arts and cultural community, providing a variety of opportunities in creative dramatic, musical, visual arts and other cultural pursuits. Arts and culture are essential components in the fabric of our city, and our lives are enriched by the sound, sight and feel of artistic efforts created by and for our community.

Arts and Culture

Prince Albert Arts Centre, 1010 Central Avenue
The Prince Albert Arts Centre offers a variety of creative programs for all ages from children to adults/elders, providing opportunities to explore and develop new and existing skills as well as develop an appreciation for the arts.

John V. Hicks Gallery - 1010 Central Avenue
The John V. Hicks Gallery is located on the second floor of the Prince Albert Arts Centre (1010 Central Avenue) and features monthly local and regional art exhibitions coordinated by the Prince Albert Council for the Arts.

Prince Albert Council for the Arts

The Prince Albert Council for the Arts is committed to promoting arts by providing opportunities to participate in a variety of art activities.

The Prince Albert Arts Council organizes and hosts Evergreen Artisan Market each year. They also manage the exhibits in the John V. Hicks Gallery at the Arts Centre and provide a FREE Open Art Studio for youth.


E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts

The E. A. Rawlinson Centre is a hub of arts and cultural activities in Prince Albert. The Diefenbaker Theatre, a 600+ seat auditorium with all the latest amenities. It has been embraced by the community, housing over 250 events each year. The Rawlinson Centre presents professional shows whose proceeds are used to subsidize local non-profit groups. This provides affordable access to the community, allowing non-profit groups to provide audiences with top-notch local entertainment. It is also often rented for other events, including graduations, art shows, and conventions.


Mann Art Gallery at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre, 142-12th Street West

The Mann Art Gallery is Prince Albert’s premier destination for contemporary and historical art. The Gallery features a varied exhibition schedule promoting local, provincial, and nationally acclaimed artists, and hosts curated exhibitions, tours, and workshops. With a strong focus on education, iMAGine Arts Education Initiatives provide in-house and outreach programming to the City of Prince Albert and surrounding Lakeland District. The Mann Art Gallery also houses a Permanent Collection of more than 3,000 artworks, one of the largest collections in the province. Artists represented in the collection include Bob Boyer, Joe Fafard, Mina Forsyth, George Glenn, Augustus Kenderdine, Andree Felley-Martinson, Wynona Mulcaster, and 2017 Saskatchewan Arts Awards recipients Michel Boutin and Catherine Blackburn. The gallery also features a large variety of Indigenous artwork and hosts many Indigenous and Métis artists, further emphasizing the rich cultural value the region has to offer.



Step Back in Time at our Museums
Prince Albert's museums serve to explore our unique and celebrated heritage, providing a timeless resource for the benefit of present and future generations.

Prince Albert Arts Board

The purpose of the Prince Albert Arts Board is to develop, promote, administer and co-ordinate Arts policies, program, facilities and issues of the Arts in the City of Prince Albert. To implement and provide advice to City Council pursuant to the City of Prince Albert Civic Arts Policy.

For more information on the Arts Board, visit the Prince Albert Arts Board website.


Civic Arts Policy
City Council approved the revised Civic Arts Policy on November 30, 2015. The purpose of the Civic Arts Policy is to ensure civic leadership and investment in the arts that has a clear and measurable impact on the aesthetic, social, economic and cultural quality of life in Prince Albert.

Public Art Policy

City Council have approved a Public Art Policy for Prince Albert. The policy was developed by a working group of the Prince Albert Arts Board and the City of Prince Albert Arts & Cultural Coordinator. An Open House was held and provided valuable community input into the final policy.

The purpose of the Public Art Policy is to provide a standardized and transparent process for the acquisition, placement, maintenance, relocation and de-accession of Public Art; and provide a sustainable funding model for the management of Public Art in Prince Albert.

City Council, as per the policy, have budgeted $30,000 annually into a Public Art Reserve for public art. A Public Art Working Group is in place to guide the implementation and evaluation of the Public Art Policy.


Public Art Stimulus Partnership Fund

In support of the Public Art Policy, the purpose of the Public Art Stimulus Partnership Fund is to have an allocation of funds to support one to two partnership project(s) per year that can assist a Prince Albert professional arts organization, or a business or non-profit organization partnering with a professional artist, to complete a public art project.

Grant funds will be up to a maximum of $2,000 per applicant per year.

Applications Deadlines are:

2017 - November 15

2018 -  March 1 and October 1 (only if funds remain after the March 1 deadline).

Click here for the Public Art Stimulus Partnership Fund criteria and application form.


Arts Hall of Fame

The Prince Albert Arts Hall of Fame respectfully acknowledges individuals who have contributed to the arts in Prince Albert and area.  The Arts Board will soon have a new website for the inductees since the inaugural year in 2014.   

The five 2014 inductees were Margo Fournier, Annabel Taylor, Bernice Sayese, Ed Rawlinson and John Victor Hicks.  Read about the people who have helped make this city great through their commitment to arts and culture. The three 2015 inductees were: Linda Erhardt, Malcolm Jenkins and Broadway North. 2016 inductees were: The Cotton Pickers, Diane & Roger Mann, Lynda Monahan and the PAGC Fine Arts Festival.

2017 Inductees include: Mitch Holash, Teena Polle, and the Prince Albert Council for the Arts.

These inductees have made a significant impact on the Arts in Prince Albert, and have left us the legacy on which to build!

The 2017 Arts Hall of Fame Gala will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 beginning at 6:00 pm.


Culture Days

Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year.

The City of Prince Albert received a SaskCulture Culture Days Hub Grant to support the 2017 events hosted by the Historical Society, Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert Multicultural Council, Prince Albert Council for the Arts, and the City of Prince Albert. 

Visit our Culture Days website at https://princealbert.sk.culturedays.ca/en for more information.

Click here for the Culture Days poster of events! Visit the website for the 2017 Culture Days and Urban Art Tour brochure and more information.

You can also check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/culturedaysPA/  for more information!


Canada 150 Mosaic Mural

The Canada 150 Mosaic Mural was an amazing project for Prince Albert!

 

Leading up to and during the Prince Albert Winter Festival, we held 17 workshops (some outreach) to get as many community residents as possible and from all ages and backgrounds, to be part of the project and paint a tile for the mural. We even had some of our local celebrities and VIPs paint a tile in advance of the workshops with the Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Team, to stimulate excitement for the project! Just under 400 residents from 7 years to 80+ years of age from our community painted a tile!

 

The center image of our city’s’ mural describes our community – a beautiful city nestled between the southern and northern parts of our province, connected by the North Saskatchewan River. The tall building represents our largest structure downtown. The tipis represent our strong indigenous heritage. Deciding on the image was easy for the local mural committee as it showcases our culture and community so well.

 

The City of Prince Albert was one of 150 communities that participated in the mural project. The project was created by Lewis Lavoie, Mural Mosaic. The train theme is the tie between all of the murals across Canada. 

 

The mural is proudly on display for the public to view at the Alfred Jenkins Field House at 2787 10th Avenue West.


Don't see a particular art or cultural program offered by the City?
You can also check the "Community Organizations" listing (found on the Community page) which includes arts- related organizations that may or may not have websites. Search by type of activity or look under "Arts" or "Dance."

Prince Albert Arts Centre
1010 Central Avenue
Prince Albert, SK
S6V 7P3

Phone:  306.953.4811
Fax:  306.953.4915
Email:  csd@citypa.com