RADF Investment: $1,431,800
Other Investment: $946,150
Total Investment: $2,377,950
Project Period: July 2008–December 2011
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The Rural Artistic Initiative allows the Empress Theatre Society to expand the Windy Mountain Music Festival to include training for rural-based classical musicians, tours to other rural Alberta communities, and off-season residencies with artistic partners across Alberta. Funding also allows the society to develop a system for restoring and screening historical films and a world music series, while modernizing its booking, promotional, and ticket sales systems.
The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod is Alberta's oldest theatre. The 96-year-old venue is owned by the Town of Fort Macleod and currently hosts an annual film festival, annual music festival, live music and theatre, and daily first-run movies.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: