Connecting people with the stories of their city.
Heritage Writers’ Reserve Award Open for Nominations
The Heritage Writers’ Reserve Award provides Edmonton’s writers, researchers, and historians with funding to advance the publication and dissemination of book projects that explore aspects of Edmonton’s history and heritage. Recipients can self-nominate or can be nominated by a member of the community. A minimum of two draft chapters and a table of contents are required to be submitted as part of the two-part nomination process. Submission completed Nomination Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM. EHC Staff will follow up with nominee for completion of the Nominee Form.
Read about Dr. Adriana Davies, the inaugural recipient of this funding, here.
One Free Wide Angle Lens Session Remains
The Edmonton Heritage Council has teamed up with internationally recognized heritage consultant and course instructor Catherine C. Cole to present a new series of 90-minute virtual workshops over the span of several months in 2020 and 2021. Get the full picture of what it takes to plan and deliver community heritage projects with Wide Angle Lens: Empowering Community Heritage Practices. The last remaining session is The Final Product (March 11, 2021 at 2:00 PM or 7:00 PM). A broad range of dissemination approaches physically (e.g., exhibitions, publications, heritage designations, community mapping, walking tours, archival and artifact collection, artistic outputs such as video ballads, poetry, music and dance, and visual arts) and online (e.g., project websites, virtual exhibitions, Virtual Museum of Canada/Community Memories, collections, podcasts, social media, blog) and how to decide which approach is most appropriate for the subject, audience, goals & objectives. Guest speakers: TBA
This new webinar series developed in part out of a 2019 series coordinated by Soni Dasmohapatra, whose report on last year’s capacity-building workshops is available here. Videos summarizing the course will be made publicly available after the program’s completion.
Job Opportunity: Community Engagement Coordinator
Are you an enthusiastic, sincere person who knows how to engage and bring people together? The EHC is currently recruiting for a Community Engagement Coordinator. This role serves at the creative intersections of the heritage sector; Edmonton’s diverse communities and neighbourhoods; and EHC’s programs and services.
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