The blog post below was contributed on June 3, 2020 by Soni Dasmohapatra, Zohreh Saher, and Larissa Kho. Why an Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) mentorship program In the summer of 2019, while coordinating the Heritage Community Investment Program during a maternity leave coverage, Soni Dasmohapatra initiated a mentorship pilot project. This initiative brought to life… Read more »
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In response to the realities Edmontonians are facing as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact every aspect of our lives, the Edmonton Heritage Council has implemented some changes to the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP).
The City of Edmonton, Edmonton Historical Board, and Edmonton Heritage Council are in search of Edmonton’s sixth Historian Laureate. Three of the five Historians Laureate to date have shared their insights with EHC on how historians and heritage practitioners can shape the role to work with their particular strengths.
Edmonton Heritage Council is pleased to share details on six newly-funded projects under the Project grant funding stream of the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP). HCIP, administered by Edmonton Heritage Council and funded by the City of Edmonton, invests in the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians.
Dr. Judy Iseke’s new film and website comprise a “cultural ecosystem” designed to build “resources to inform educators interested in reconciliation and language revitalization”
Marlena (she/her) is a visual artist who has made Edmonton her home since 1974. She was born and raised in southern Alberta on her family farm near Rockyford. She worked at the Provincial Archives of Alberta for 28 years, and her artworks are inspired by her research into archival records. Marlena continues to work and… Read more »
Shawn Tse (he/him) is an amiskwacîwâskahikan/Edmonton based artist, filmmaker, and educator passionate about social change through arts and media. Shawn works closely with Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative, Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation, Edmonton Chinese Television Society, and more. A second-generation Chinese Canadian, Shawn believes that minority cultures are underrepresented in Canadian arts and heritage industries and… Read more »
David Ridley (he/him) is the Executive Director for the Edmonton Heritage Council and has been so since inauguration 10 years ago. He has over 25 years of experience in heritage and culture, in that time serving as Curatorial Researcher, Director of Research, and Curator and Program Manager. Being a part of the founding team of… Read more »
Beth Sanders (she/her) is the President, RPP (Registered Professional Planner with Alberta Professional Planners Institute) for POPULUS Community Planning Inc. She worked for the municipal government for 12 years before starting her own company and landing her “dream job.” To Beth, the heritage sector is the people and organizations who tell our stories. Her role… Read more »
In the fall of 2019, the Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) offered a complimentary series of workshops with a focus on organizational capacity building for the heritage sector. These workshops were designed to assist organizations and heritage practitioners with the development of grant applications. The topics of the 2019 fall workshops were: Financial Capacity/Planning Organizational Sustainability… Read more »