Creative Practices Institute closed its doors to the public in June of 2016.
We loved being a part of the local maker movement and over our two years of operation we were able to make a significant impact on Edmonton’s arts community. Since June 2014, we’ve housed over 21 local creative producers in our studio spaces, presented 15 exhibitions featuring over 65 visual artists and designers. We’ve screened films by local film-makers, and provided local performance artists with a platform on which to experiment and take risks. We have produced 28 artist-entrepreneurship programs with a focus on professional development, and have been the happy host to literary events, networking opportunities and numerous community events.
We could not have done this alone. We are so thankful for all of the collaborators who have helped us along the way. This includes our interns, instructors, artists, and individuals who’ve dedicated their time to make this place the dynamic space which it has been. Our internship program has been the backbone of our organization since the beginning. We’ve had the pleasure of mentoring fourteen up and coming arts administrators, curators, and event coordinators. We have also had the privilege of partnering with students from both the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan University.
We estimate that over one thousand people visited our wonderful character house on 122 Street. We are sad to leave the space but look forward to where everyone who has been involved will go from here. Please feel free to contact us if you have any thoughts, questions or just want to chat.
Brittney Roy & Connor Buchanan