What We Do
The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) is a not-for-profit arts advocacy organization, run by a volunteer executive board and one part-time staff member. Its membership consists of professional arts organizations and independent professional artists from Edmonton and the surrounding region. PACE has served the professional arts community since 1986, originally as the Edmonton Professional Arts Council (EPAC). Over the years, PACE has initiated many positive changes for the arts in the City of Edmonton.
PACE produces the annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, coordinates the ArtsVote campaign at election times and conducts advocacy campaigns throughout the year. As our community continues to grow and flourish, PACE strives to:
- Coalesce the professional arts community of Edmonton towards positive lobbying and advocacy initiatives.
- Provide information and support to professional artists and arts and cultural groups in the greater Edmonton region.
- Increase the profile of the arts in the City of Edmonton and in the province.