Posts Categorized: Organizational Development

What’s Your Story? Welcoming Applications for the Heritage Community Investment Program

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This February’s relaunch of the Heritage Community Investment Program marks another step towards building a funding program that encourages creative storytelling and welcome a greater diversity of Edmontonians to participate.  The Heritage Community Investment Program has been under review for almost a year. Last April, EHC gathered to collectively reflect on the program’s strengths, weaknesses,… Read more »

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An Open and Inclusive Grants Program

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Earlier this year, the Edmonton Heritage Council set out to complete a full review of our Heritage Community Investment Program. We wanted to make sure that the grants were responsive to the needs of the organizations that we support and our city. We also wanted to make sure that the community had an opportunity to… Read more »

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Heritage Horticulture: Cultivating Participation with the Edmonton Heritage Council

Edmontonians invited to share what places matter to them for an ECAMP project.

Participation and engagement are terms at the forefront of any heritage and non-profit organization. With these sectors facing a steady barrage of new technology—new ways to participate!—and a constant flow of coinciding research— how to truly engage!—it’s important for us to consider what these terms mean for the Edmonton Heritage Council and their role in our organizational orchestra… Read more »

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Looking Back & Looking Forward

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The Edmonton Heritage Council has been administering the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) on behalf of Edmonton City Council for the past four years, as recommended in The Art of Living: A Plan for Securing the Future of Arts & Heritage in the City of Edmonton: 2008-2018. During this time over 1.2 million dollars has been… Read more »

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The Future City Museum

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The idea of an Edmonton museum has been with us for decades, a project handed from generation to generation.  It’s in our hands now (“our” meaning the collective “we” of Edmonton, but yes, the Heritage Council is providing leadership).  It’s a critical year for the initiative. If you’ve been following, you’ll know that the idea… Read more »

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Shaking Up the EHC Website

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You may have noticed some changes with our website lately… In late 2014, we launched completely fresh edmontonheritage.ca—a redesign that reflected a bit of a growth spurt for the Edmonton Heritage Council. We were evolving from a young organization—small in number but flush with ideas, goals and long-term plans—into an organization with more staff, increasingly diverse programming,… Read more »

Rapid Protyping in Action: The Tannery Arts Center

Young resident sharing how being a resident of the Tannery Arts Center makes him feel

As EHC Program & Operations Manager Ericka gets ready to head to MuseumCamp 2015, she reflects one final time on what she learned last summer at MuseumCamp 2014 in Santa Cruz. Here she writes about the hands-on work applying rapid prototyping to a local arts centre and the lessons she learned through the work. Click to view her first and second… Read more »

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Rapid Prototyping 101

It’s often difficult to track the “results” of heritage work. How does our work help address societal issues such as homelessness, identity, happiness, integration and safety? Many argue that heritage activity has intrinsic value that positively affects those who participate in programming and projects, and that this alone justifies our necessity and funding. Consequently, we… Read more »