Alberta Public Art Network Annual Summit


Plan to join the Edmonton Arts Council from September 11-13, for the 2018 APAN Summit, Public Art – It’s Complicated, an exploration of the many issues and trends affecting the public art field.

The Summit will take place at the Matrix Hotel in downtown Edmonton, steps away from the Legislature Building grounds, cafes, restaurants, and public art.

The event promises to be two days of conviviality, workshops and presentations, networking, and exploration.

Summit Program ~ update!

We are thrilled to announce that Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed – the Big Rock Candy Mountain taste incubator – will present at APAN 2o18.

Big Rock Candy Mountain expands traditional notions of public art. The duo’s work is comprised of a multi-faceted program of workshops, printed matter, artist editions and installations. Rather than invest in a single “result”, BRCM privileges instead the school as a kind of (candy) factory, engaged in a wide range of productive capacities and processes. Here, creative flavour-making, pop art riffs and explorations in kid-defined ‘persuasive’ language intersect with larger context of economy, labour, taste-as-power and culturally defined objects of desire. At every stage, the artists investigate the potential of children & youth as collaborators and consultants, encouraging an exchange of ideas, methods and aesthetics across the adult-kid divide.

Click here to read about all our presenters:

Justin Langlois – Keynote speaker
Brooke Leifso & Jason Gondziola – speakers & workshop presenters
Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed – Big Rock Candy Mountain



5 by 5 Call for Presenters

5 slides – 5 minutes – 1 fabulous story!

What story from the past year would you like to share? A great artwork, a fantastic workshop, a new artist relationship, an innovative idea or project?

You bring five slides and tell the delegates your five minute story; we’ll provide the stage!

Please submit your 5×5 proposal to Robert Harpin by end of day, July 27, 2018.

Click here to sign up for the 2018 APAN Summit eNews for updates about the Summit, programming, events, and speakers.


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Registration Information

$150 Early Bird Registration
$200 after August 11, 2018

Registration includes:

Welcome Reception at Yellowhead Brewery on September 11
Celebratory Dinner on September 12
Breakfast, Lunch, & Breaks September 12 & 13.

Click here for the Registration Form – this must be filled out!
(the form will lead you to the credit card payment option)

We accept credit card and cheque payments. Credit card payments can be made by clicking that option on the registration form.

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please send before August 31, 2018, made out to “Edmonton Arts Council” to:

Edmonton Arts Council
Suite 222 Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, AB. T5H 3Z9

*Please note, to secure your seat at the 2018 APAN Summit, the Edmonton Arts Council must receive your payment and registration form information by August 31, 2018.


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Hotel Room Bookings

The Matrix Hotel is the 2018 APAN Summit Host Hotel. The Edmonton Arts Council has secured a special conference rate, which is available from September 9-15, 2018.

King Room – single or double occupancy – $170 +applicable taxes

Additional occupants up to triple occupancy, $30 each

Your room rate includes:

Executive Breakfast Buffet – 6:30am – 9:30am
Hosted evening wine and cheese tasting
Complimentary self-parking
Daily newspaper delivered to guestroom upon request
In-room high-speed Internet access
Unlimited local phone calls & calling card or toll-free calls
In-room Keurig coffee maker
Unlimited access to the Fitness Facility
24-hour access to the Business Centre
Mini fridge with Refreshment Centre (Additional Fees Apply)

Click here to book your room.