Supporting the Arts, Festivals, and Major Attractions:

Michael Oshry’s vision is to make Edmonton a hub of dynamic, sustainable, and entrepreneurial artistic communities. Our festivals, shows, and exhibits are beloved by our city and fundamental to who we are. They are a huge part of what makes Edmonton a great place to live and as well, provides many high quality jobs.

After an extremely difficult 18 months, they need our support more than ever. 

As Mayor, Michael Oshry will:

  • Maintain strong support for the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Heritage Council and actively support and problem solve with our major festivals.
  • Expand the pool of available grants for individuals, companies, and events that need support, in partnership with the Edmonton Arts Council.
  • Make participating in arts programming accessible for all children, regardless of family income, through his Free Play for All recreation plan.
  • Ensure his 30 day or less permit and business license approval guarantee will apply to all City festival applications.
  • Will pursue a vibrant and executable Public Art Strategy.
  • Continue to aggressively pursue major national and international events like FIFA 2026, Red Bull Crashed Ice and International Triathlon Union. Edmonton has also become a renowned major events destination and under Michael Oshry we will expand our event strategy.

 

 

Michael Oshry’s vision is  to make Edmonton a hub of dynamic, sustainable, and entrepreneurial artistic communities. We need to maintain strong support for the Edmonton Arts Council, the Edmonton Heritage Council, and actively support and problem solve with our major festivals.

MICHAEL OSHRY QUOTE

I will work with Council and administration to refresh the existing City of Edmonton 10-year arts and heritage plan, which remains relevant and is aimed at elevating the whole arts and culture ecosystem.”