Arts, Culture & Heritage Board


About us - From the Board

We are an advisory board that identifies gaps, needs, and areas of expansion that pertain to arts, culture, and heritage in the Brooks Region. We support you through the promotion of your art, creative medium, and cultural event by providing rental space where you can showcase your amazing art, offer workshops or host an event that promotes your unique talents.

The Building & Rental Opportunities

The Medium is owned by the City of Brooks and operated by the Arts, Culture & Heritage Board to assist in providing opportunities in arts, culture, and heritage programs within the City of Brooks and Brooks Region. Events held at The Medium must be Board approved and support Arts, Culture or Heritage by way of artistic expression. The Board invites calligraphers, genealogical displays, dancers, musical performers, story tellers and more to produce their artforms here.  The building is 3, 552 sqft. and equipped with 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with a new fridge and stove, chairs, tables, and more. The building capacity is 111 people and the perfect place to host your event rich with arts, culture, and heritage. Let The Medium bring your passion to life in the City of Brooks.

Rental terms and costs can be viewed in The Medium Rental Agreement

If you would like to rent The Medium, please fill out the ACH Booking Request Form (PDF) and email the board at: or call Cathy at 403-501-3533.

511 – 2nd Street West
Brooks, Alberta

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Board Grant

The intent of the Arts, Culture & Heritage Board Grant (ACHBG) program is to support Individual(s)/Group(s) in the City to offer events, programs and initiatives that are related to arts, culture and heritage. The ACHBG is not intended to enhance the financial status of applicants. ACHBG’s are never guaranteed, and the ACHBG program is subject to change. Applicants are always encouraged to strive to find sustainable funding sources. 

Find more information about the Arts, Culture and Heritage Board Grant by clicking here.

Artist Directory

The  City of Brooks and Brooks Region is filled with talented individuals. Become part of our directory to connect with other local talents and opportunities regionwide. We are here to help you network and showcase your work, broaden your reach and promote what the arts, culture, and heritage community has to offer. 

To be added to our Free directory contact

Fringe Festival 

Fringe Festivals are dedicated to supporting independent performers and artists while creating opportunities for diverse communities to experience boundary-pushing theatre and live performances at affordable rates. Join us in our pursuit to make this dream a reality.

for more information contact

Letters of Support

The Arts, Culture & Heritage Board provides letter of support to organisations looking to apply for grant funding. Letters of support can be crucial in demonstrating community backing on initiatives. To meet with the Board and request your letter of support, e-mail or call 403-362-3622 and speak to Natasha Laviolette, Supervisor of Recreation Services.

Board Vacancies

The Arts, Culture, and Heritage Board acts as an advisory committee to assist Council in providing opportunities in arts, culture, and heritage programs and facilities within the City. This Board is very active and can be found hosting and coordinating events or promoting and advertising for other local partners. 

If you are interested in joining this Board, please fill out this form and send it to

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Natasha Laviolette
Recreation Supervisor, City of Brooks


  • Seven public members appointed by City Council
  • One City Council member
  • Six Citizens at Large

Function & Duties

  • Consulting on all matters of policy affecting arts, culture, and heritage and provide advice to Council on arts, cultural and heritage items.
  • To make contact and create relationships with groups or special interest groups of arts, culture, and heritage.
  • To be involved in promoting fundraising for specific arts, culture, and heritage projects as deemed appropriate by Council.
  • To identify the need for new or expanded arts, culture, and heritage programs and make recommendations to Council to implement and promote these programs.
  • To study conditions and keep informed for the purpose of developing immediate and long-range plans to meet arts, culture, and heritage needs.
  • To encourage and facilitate joint initiatives between other City Committees and/or Departments, local businesses and industry, education institutions, community groups, and Council.
  • To ensure all sectors of the community within the City have the opportunity to provide input into the directions and issues considered by the Board.

Term of Office

  • Members of Council - a one-year term
  • Citizens-At-Large appointed to the Board may serve a maximum of three consecutive two-year terms