Arts & Culture is a living breathing everyday, everywhere, everyman (every person?) thing. And that’s why we're here. We’re the Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona County (ACCSC).
ACCSC is a not-for-profit organization made up of volunteers from our community. We create and foster an environment in which all of us can explore, discover and connect with the vast and vibrant variety of arts and culture in our community. We do this through many channels, programs and learning and awareness initiatives, including workshops, speakers, publications, meetings and many diverse events.
Here’s What’s Being Planned Right Now!
There’s a whole lot of exciting programs we’re working on right now and we can’t wait to bring them to you!
Let Sparks Fly - A Conference for Creatives and Culturally Aligned
Let Sparks Fly is an exciting fusion and cross-pollination of ideas, thinking and creativity. (WOW!)
The Conference will provide a forum for learning, inspiration and celebration of arts and culture in our county.
The Conference will feature guest speakers, panels and plenty of opportunities for networking.
Registration includes entrance to the Pecha Kucha event following the Conference.
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Download the full agenda here.
Our next Pecha Kucha event will feature stories and presentations from some 8 members of our community and will be held Saturday, February 18 at The Agora, County Hall & Community Centre, 401 Festival Way, Sherwood Park.
What is a Pecha Kucha Night?
Pecha Kucha rapidly expanded from a presentation style to an event. Topics range from holiday photos to social messages, People globally are drawn to the idea for its creativity and inclusivity.
A Pecha Kucha night is fun, informative, social, casual and very addictive! There’s nothing formal or stuffy about this night out!
Admission is by donation (suggested donation at the door is $10+). Doors will open at 6:30 pm, there's music and presentations will start at 7:20 pm. The evening should wrap up by 9:30 pm at the latest.
There's a bar (beer, wine, and soft drinks), free munchies and plenty of parking.
So spread the word and encourage everyone you know to head out to The Agora for a great (and very affordable) evening of learning, socialization and good times.
There's always something amazing that happens at a Pecha Kucha night!
Seating is limited.
What is Pecha Kucha?
The PechaKucha 20x20 presentation format is a slide show of 20 images, each auto-advancing after 20 seconds. It’s non-stop and presenters have got just 400 seconds to tell their story. PechaKucha was created in Japan in 2003 by renowned architects, Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham.
The word “PechaKucha” is Japanese for “chit chat.” Pecha Kucha has flourished in popularity over the last few decades. There are now over 1200 cities around the world that host Pecha Kucha Nights. Head over here for more information on Pecha Kucha and examples of Pecha Kucha presentations.