Arts Council Wood Buffalo Launches $3 Million INCredible! Fundraising Campaign to Propel Arts INC.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo Launches $3 Million INCredible! Fundraising Campaign to Propel Arts INC

Fort McMurray, AB [July 10, 2024] Arts Council Wood Buffalo (ACWB) is thrilled to announce the launch of its transformative $3 million INCredible! Fundraising Campaign, propelling Arts INC through dynamic community partnerships and generous support.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo has embarked on an exhilarating journey to establish Arts INC, a cultural powerhouse that drives the creative economy and downtown revitalization. Arts INC is a social enterprise dedicated to igniting both imagination and the local economy, creating a purposeful community space where art and creativity flourish without limits. It will be a hub where artists discover, create, and showcase their work, as well as a centre for residents and visitors to learn and engage through the arts.

Located on Manning Avenue, this innovative facility will feature purpose-built spaces, including the Teaching Circle, personal arts creation rooms, music instruction and performance spaces, meeting and gathering spaces, a Teaching Kitchen, marketplace, and much more. The facility design and construction costing are approved, and construction is ready to commence.

The total cost of the Arts INC project is estimated at $16 million. While development grants have been secured, additional support is essential to reach the goal. The $3 million INCredible! Community fundraising campaign
seeks charitable donations from businesses, families, and individuals to advance the Arts INC project.

“Arts INC is set to become a cornerstone of our community, driving the local economy and revitalizing downtown
Fort McMurray,” says Liana Wheeldon, Executive Director of Arts Council Wood Buffalo. “This facility will not only provide much-needed space for artists to thrive but also contribute significantly to the social and economic fabric of our region.”

Legacy donations that highlight family or business history in the region are encouraged. These gifts allow for the celebration of community accomplishments and investment in future generations of artists, entrepreneurs,
and creatives. Many recognition opportunities are available, including naming rights for rooms and spaces.

For more information about this exciting project and donation opportunities, please visit or contact Executive Director Liana Wheeldon at and (780) 972-4938.

About Arts Council Wood Buffalo

Arts Council Wood Buffalo’s mission is to build a thriving community through the arts, fulfilling our vision of a creatively empowered Wood Buffalo. ACWB is the leading advocate for the arts in Wood Buffalo, working to create a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts ecosystem by providing resources and programs that benefit local artists and the wider community.


Media Contact:
Emma Carter, Engagement Manager
Arts Council Wood Buffalo
email: | 780-713-1948