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Talk reveals how to live and work as a musician in St. Albert

By: Anna Borowiecki

  |  Posted: Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 06:00 am

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The mandate of St. Albert’s cultural services department includes acting as a guide through the labyrinth of the arts and sharing ideas worth spreading.

It does that through Cultural Café, a series of informal talks that reveal hidden stories and tips about the arts and entertainment.

Caitlin North, professional programming presenter for the Arden Theatre, is hosting the next panel discussion on Thursday, Feb. 27.

The topic is How to Live and Work as a Musician in St. Albert. North has brought on board Carly Klassen, senior program co-ordinator for the Alberta Music Industry Association.

“It’s a broad topic and it applies to aspiring and amateur musicians,” North said. “This is a really nice opportunity for St. Albert to allow our own artists to meet and ask questions.”

AMI offers support to singer-songwriters and musicians on various levels. Funding, mentorship, networking and opportunities for professional development are several forms of assistance provided she added.

“I’ll be moderating the panel and we’ll discuss the opportunities and resources that exist, and then we’ll open the floor.”

In 2013, the Cultural Café covered the visual arts, and the city’s growth and it’s impact on the arts.

The Cultural Café will be hosted at the Little White Schoolhouse, 2 Madonna Dr. Start time is 5:30 p.m. and it runs about one hour.

“I encourage anyone who is even remotely interested to come down. It’s a great learning opportunity. For aspiring musicians there’s a whole world out there and networking with people is a good way to address any issues.”


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