In December 2009, Capital Power entered into a three-year sponsorship with the Art Gallery of Alberta. The visionary initiative, Capital Powered Art, provides financial support to make world-class art available to Albertans. The partnership has brought 10 major exhibitions from the National Gallery of Canada to the Art Gallery of Alberta.
In September 2012, Capital Power announced the renewal of the innovative Capital Powered Art partnership, extending the program for another three years, through to the end of 2015. The extension of the Capital Powered Art Program will help ensure that world-class art continues to be brought to the City of Edmonton from the National Gallery of Canada for the enjoyment of visitors and to raise Edmonton’s national and international profile as the vibrant cultural center that it is.
In 2013, the Capital Powered Art program is being enhanced through the introduction of a new program, the Capital Powered Art Acquisition Program. This new program provides the opportunity for art lovers, enthusiasts and visitors to the Art Gallery of Alberta to help build its own permanent collection. People can donate funds to the program and each year Capital Power will match the donations up to $25,000. The funds will be used to purchase works primarily from living Alberta and Canadian artists.
Capital Powered Art demonstrates our commitment to the quality of life for Edmontonians and Albertans; it is an investment in the bright cultural future of Edmonton and Alberta–an investment which will generate significant returns to a tremendous number of people from a wide variety of communities. The exhibitions we sponsor will help local audiences look at their world from different perspectives and stimulate them to actively engage with different cultures and communities.
Awards and recognition
On April 25, 2012, the Canadian Museums Association presented the Art Gallery of Alberta received the Outstanding Achievement in Management prize.
The award recognized the “National Gallery of Canada at the Art Gallery of Alberta” exhibition series, which was made possible in part through the Capital Powered Art program.
Capital Power was nominated for an Association of Fund Raising Professionals (AFP) Award for Outstanding Corporation by the Art Gallery of Alberta in 2010 for demonstrating outstanding commitment through their generous support of Capital Powered Art.
For more information about the Art Gallery of Alberta, please visit www.youraga.ca
Last reviewed: May 3, 2013