UNDERSTANDING AMAAS AND APAC
AMAAS is part of the Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture (APAC) – a coalition of Alberta’s 8 Provincial Arts Service Organizations and 4 Cultural Industry Associations. APAC currently has 7,000 members – individuals and organizations, businesses and schools, amateurs and professionals. APAC organizations collectively represent the needs of all aspects of art and culture in Alberta, including craft, visual arts, media arts, theatre, dance, music, arts touring, writing, francophone arts and culture, as well as book and magazine publishers, film and media art production, and the sound recording industry.
Alberta Craft Council
Alberta Dance Alliance
Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society
Alberta Media Production Industry Association
Alberta Music Industry Association
Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta
Book Publishers Association of Alberta
Regroupement artistique francophone de l’Alberta
Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC
Writers Guild of Alberta
Important Organizational Links
- Artist-Run Centres and Collectives Conference(ARCCC-CCCAA)
- Artist-Run Centres and Collectives of Ontario (ARCCO)
- Association of Artist-Run Centres from the Atlantic (AARCA)
- Canadian Arts Coalition
- Independent Media Arts Alliance
- Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (PAARC)
- National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition
By Michele Wozny
APAC Arts Advocacy Initiative arranged meetings between Alberta’s 87 MLAs, which were to take place in their home constituency offices during Home Constituency Week, Nov. 12 – 14, 2013. APAC Volunteers were to be recruited from the member ship of each of the 12 organizations that constitute the APAC Coalition. The APAC Volunteers delivered key messages about the importance of arts and culture in Alberta, carefully established within two documents (the APAC Volunteer Preparation Kit and the MLA Advocacy Handout). A secondary goal for the project was to develop rapport between Alberta’s elected representatives and the cultural sector.
By Michele Wozny
The AMAAS Collections Report explores issues of media arts preservation and collecting in Alberta. The report concludes with three sets of recommendations: the first addresses the media art community itself offering practical operational advice; the second broaches the role of the Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society, as the primary advocate on behalf of the education and promotion of common objectives within the province’s independent media art community; and thirdly, the stakeholder recommendations promote funding initiatives, partnering opportunities and specifics related to building collections of independent media artwork in Alberta. First presented at the 2011 AMAAS Conference in Hinton, AB.
By Kevin Allen
A comprehensive story recounting the origins of AMAAS in the late 1980’s and its formal history from 1991 to 2007. Launched at the 2007 AMAAS Conference in Lethbridge, AB.
By David Garneau
The critical reviews in this booklet were generated by a one-day workshop sponsored by Alberta Media Arts. Red Deer College for A Thousand Words Exactly: Writing About Film and Video. May 2005