While researching a project for a client so I could design a Facebook campaign for an upcoming event, I was rewarded for my efforts when I came across the website for the Alberta Music Industry Association. Not only is it fresh, clean and inviting, it includes an very well presented online directory of musicians, recording studios, venues, sound and publicity services and related businesses in Alberta. The directory is fully searchable by artist, by specific industry e.g. recording studio, CD manufacturing, publicity, etc. , by venue and by festival. If you select the venue category you are directed to a short informational listing on each of the major music venues in Alberta such as location, venue size, sound system details and contact information. If you select the festival category, you are directed to a page that includes listings on the major music festivals in Alberta.
In honour of their 30th Anniversary, FAVA is rolling out the red carpet and welcomes everyone to join in the celebrations of FAVA Fest: Film and Video Arts Festival. FAVA Fest is intended to expose the larger community to the artistic work of their membership, stimulate new work, reward past success and just generally make a bigger noise about FAVA. For some time now they have wanted to stage a highly visible, celebratory, public event to draw attention to the success of their membership and to create new opportunities for partnerships with other members of the artistic and business community. They’re also thrilled to announce the creation of five new, annual Awards of Excellence, to be presented at the first annual FAVA GALA on March 24, 2012, as part of the inaugural FAVA FEST.
The Edmonton Poetry Festival, set to run April 25 to May 1, 2011, is inviting submissions to their lineup until April 8, 2011. Poet about town Adam Snider will launch a new blog for the festival on April 1. According to the festival’s website, “He’ll be keepin’ it real with personal updates and plenty of poetic commentary. Stay hip, and stay tuned!”
See the 2011 festival schedule at www.edmontonpoetryfestival.com/?s=schedule