Rosebud Alive!

In 2020 our donors and patrons made it clear that Rosebud was meant to Live, and we couldn’t be more grateful! As we navigate the continued COVID challenges of 2021, we feel confidant and thankful to have your support again as we announce Rosebud Alive! We kicked this fundraiser off with a celebration of RSA student work from this last term on April 14th. Please enjoy the recording of this live-stream below to hear some great music from our student choir, and more!

Some key donors have stepped forward with $15,000 in matching funds for this event. That means that every dollar donated will be doubled, hopefully raising a combined total of $30,000 to support RSA!

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While we’re not able to offer Rosebud Theatre’s usual line up of exciting live programming due the COVID pandemic, Rosebud School of the Arts continues to train up-and-coming theatre artists operating within an Alberta Health Services sanctioned performing arts cohort.

Other ways to support:
Phone: 1-800-267-7553
Mail: Rosebud School of the Arts, Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta  T0J 2T0
Registered Giving Sites: CanadaHelps | Paypal Giving Fund

Another way to help is to keep sharing the "Rosebud, Alberta documentary. This beautiful short film is a glimpse into the artistic community who make Rosebud home.

Rosebud Lives - "Rosebud, Alberta" documentary fundraises for RSA & Theatre

Watch & Share with EVERYONE you know!

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Produced by Eric Pauls and Michael Janke
Directed by Eric Pauls
Cinematography​ by Michael Janke
Music by Eric Pauls and Sarah Houston
Support by the Canada Council for the Arts
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Official Selection Edmonton International Film Fest, CUFF.DOCS (Audience Choice Award), AmDocFest, Winnipeg Real to Reel (Best Short Film).

In 2018 Canadian film makers, Eric Pauls and Michael Janke, visited Rosebud and were inspired to create a documentary about our little hamlet, nestled in a valley below the Alberta prairies. The short film has won awards at festivals across Canada, including an Official Selection at the Edmonton International Film Festival where it premiered. But the film’s festival run has been cut short due to COVID-19 and now the filmmakers have turned their sights to helping save the town and theatre that inspired the film.

“We were inspired to make the film after witnessing the magical way Rosebud finds a way to operate and the impact on the community around them,” says director Eric Pauls . ”Now that their livelihood is in jeopardy we felt we should support them the way they have supported us.” 

On May 28,  “Rosebud, Alberta”  premiered here at a moment to watch and share our story with family and friends. Please consider donating, as we work to keep the arts alive in Rosebud. Thanks to the generosity of two benefactors, all gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000! We look forward to seeing you back in Rosebud one day!

Rosebud is a resilient artistic ecosystem that shouldn’t be, and will continue to be against all the odds!” - Morris Ertman, Artistic Director of Rosebud Theatre.

A tax receipt will be issued to all gifts over $10. Rosebud, AB T0J 2T0 Rosebud School of the Arts is a registered charity #107913824RR0001.


Other ways to donate:
Phone: 1-800-267-7553
Mail: Rosebud School of the Arts, Box 654, Rosebud, Alberta  T0J 2T0
Registered Giving Sites: CanadaHelps | Paypal Giving Fund


Other Ways to Support Us

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Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Rosebud Centre of the Arts. They provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Rosebud Centre of the Arts through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for you to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete, Rosebud Centre of the Arts will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!

PayPal Giving Fund Canada helps people support their favourite charities online and raises funds to benefit charities through PayPal and other technology platforms. They receive donations and make grants to their donors' recommended charities. PayPal Giving Fund Canada is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA# 812867752RR0001). Rosebud School of the Arts is one of the charities you can give to through PayPal.

CanadaHelps is a registered charity and social enterprise that provides the  fundraising technology for all charities. Their mission is to inform, inspire and connect charities and donors, with the causes they care about. Rosebud School of the Arts is registered on CanadaHelps for your giving convenience.