Our goal: To raise $350,000 by the end of 2018. Doing so safeguards our financial future as a unique Canadian cultural experience. A place that fuses higher education with professional theatre. A place where a hamlet of 100 people serves over 35,000 visitors a year. A place where families gather, where friends reunite, and life seems to be a little less complicated. A place worth supporting.
Did you know Rosebud Centre of the Arts exists to train and present the NEXT generation of faith-based artists?
We are a post-secondary, faith-based guild school, executing this mission in rural Alberta. We are proud to be celebrating 35 years of impacting Canada’s theatre culture! Thank you for your love and care! Without you, we would never have made it to this landmark year!
RCA has adapted through the recovering economy to reduce budgets and borrow from savings, but the trend isn’t sustainable. We need to be bold and ask those who love and care for us, YOU, to help provide the resources, facilities and support needed to not only survive, but thrive. It is time to move from famine to feast.
DID YOU KNOW…
Stephanie Lanting, a 2018 graduating student from Rosebud School of the Arts reflects on the impact you’ve had on her journey.
“As I look back at my 4 years of education I am amazed at how much I have grown and learned. I entered the program with timidity, never having done a performance outside of a church skit setting. At this point in time, I have done over 200 performances on a professional stage, produced my own short film, and gained confidence that I never dreamed of having. One of the reasons I was drawn to Rosebud was that it was a small-town theatre school, but what really made the difference was the fact that before every performance the actors and stage management would stand in a circle and pray. How cool is that?!
As a Dutch girl coming from a business minded family, it took a lot of courage choosing to go to art school. After my first year I left the program feeling fulfilled, enlightened, and hungry for more. I learned a lot in the classroom, but even more outside of classes, simply by having conversations with mentors, staff, students, and community members. They encouraged me, challenged me, and helped shape who I am today. When I told my parents that I wanted to take all four years consecutively they were unsure. I didn’t have an answer as to how I would be able to support myself financially because I realized that I had spent all my on my first year’s expenses. I didn’t know how I could afford another one (let alone three!). With the help of student loans and RSA scholarships, I am proud to be graduating in September!
I am excited to see where my classmates and I will be going from here. Some are interested in musical theatre, some filmmaking and photography, some devised theatre, and others in dance and choreography. If you were to ask each of us what our plans were for the future, we would all have different answers. And that is why I love Rosebud.
Thank-you for helping us be world changers.”
- Stephanie Lanting, RSA Graduate, 2018
Mail donations to Rosebud School of the Arts Box 654, Rosebud, AB T0J 2T0
Text ROSEBUD to 20222 to donate $25