Art Gallery of Alberta

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For more information about the Art Gallery of Alberta, please visit www.youraga.ca.

Sponsorship history

In January 2016, Capital Power announced the renewal of the innovative Capital Powered Art partnership, extending the program for another three years, through to the end of 2018.

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.

“As a high-caliber cultural facility, the Art Gallery of Alberta is helping Edmonton develop a reputation as a cultural destination and Capital Power is honoured to partner with the AGA for another three-year term. This partnership is one of the ways that Capital Power is making a positive long-term contribution to the quality of life in our community.”  – Darcy Trufyn, Senior Vice President, Operations, Engineering & Construction

“The AGA is profoundly grateful for the ongoing support of Capital Power. Our partnership with this leading Edmonton company has enabled us the AGA to present 20 exhibitions of internationally renowned artists and works of art over the last 6 years. We look forward to working with them in the future, to continue to build our exhibitions and community programs, and to bring a world of art to Alberta.” – Catherine Crowston, Executive Director / Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Alberta

The Capital Powered Art Program has helped bring 23 exhibits to the AGA, many from the National Gallery of Canada, between 2010 and 2016.

Program Support

Capital Power is proud to be a supporter of an important community program at the Art Gallery.

The AGA and E4C have partnered to create a program that is free and accessible for women living at the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre, where art is used as a tool for expression and reflection. This unique program allows participants to visit exhibitions and create studio projects while learning fundamental skills and art process, opening doors and building a positive relationship between partnering organizations and the communities they serve.

Capital Powered Art Acquisition Program

From 2013-2015, the Capital Powered Art program was enhanced through the Capital Powered Art Acquisition Program. This program provided the opportunity for art lovers, enthusiasts and visitors to the Art Gallery of Alberta to help build its own permanent collection. People donated funds to the program, and Capital Power matched the donations. Through this program, over $50,000 was contributed to the AGA for the purchase of 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

Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

After being nominated by the AGA for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts in 2012 and 2013, Capital Power received the Mayor’s Award in 2014 at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts in Edmonton.  

Canadian Museums Association's Outstanding Achievement in Management

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.

Association of Fund Raising Professionals Award for Outstanding Corporation

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.