Fonds PR3624 - Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts fonds

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Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts fonds

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    • 1988-1996 (Creation)

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    ca. 0.82 m of textual records and other material.

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    The Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA) was founded as a volunteer council in 1986. The purpose of the ACUA was to interest ethnic Ukrainian visual and performing artists in their heritage in order that their work stimulate growth of Ukrainian culture in Alberta. ACUA emerged from the planning for Festival '88, the largest celebration of Ukrainian arts in North America to that time. Festival '88 was held in Edmonton and Vegreville in June and July of 1988 to mark the millennium of Christianity in Ukraine and featured 2,800 dancers, music, and other cultural displays.

    ACUA is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta with the specific mandate to facilitate and encourage greater appreciation and awareness of the Ukrainian arts and their cultural significance to the greater Alberta community. This mandate is accomplished through the publication of the biannual Ukrainian arts and culture magazine, ACUA Vitae; the provision of annual scholarships through the Ukrainian Resource and Development Centre and Grant MacEwan University and through the Friends of the Ukrainian Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta; publication of an artists' directory; annual artist shows in Edmonton, Calgary, and Jasper; and ongoing arts workshops.

    ACUA is governed by a Board of Directors that consists of a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, past president, and several directors-at-large. The office is located in Edmonton.

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    The fonds consists of correspondence, budgets, plans, and files related to the planning of Festival ’88. There are also similar records created during the course of administration of ACUA that offer evidence of the day-to-day management of the organization, planning and delivery of various events, workshops, projects and promotional materials, as well as long-term planning. The posters are advertisements for a public event celebrating the 10th anniversary of ACUA in 1996.

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    Deposits made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by Nadija Szram, Project Coordinator with ACUA, on behalf of the Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts (ACUA).


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        Records primarily in English and some in Ukrainian.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Includes accessions PR2011.0566 and PR2015.1213.

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        Also includes 3 photographs, 24 negatives, 66 photographic slides, and 7 posters.

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