See it for yourself or through the artist’s eyes

Visual art experiences at Val Speer and Brush studio:  or

Meet other Rosebud artists: google  "artists of rosebud"

Classical Music Weekend Rosebud Chamber Music Festival meet international artists:

Outdoor Music Festival 15 Minutes of Fame - Rosebud’s own folk festival:

Do your own presentation on one of our outdoor stages

See how a musical instrument is built:

Rosebud Theatre’s back-lot tours:  sets, props, costumes 403 677 2350

Rosebud Trains Unlimited - two doors west of the Opera House. phone 403 677 2233

Visit galleries and craft shops:

Attend Rosebud’s own film festival or visit Smoke Signal Studio:

Staff members of Rosebud School of the Arts volunteer to arrange events, pending availability. Tour RSA learning spaces. Leave a tip to support the RSA Student Aid or Scholarship Fund. Contact: Maki Van Dyke:
Text: 403 821 0037. Email:

Let’s Explore Becoming a Rosebuddy

Rosebud, Alberta  –  Our Common Narrative

Rosebud as the Cultural Heart of the Canadian Badlands. 

Join a community of delightful skills and varied interests. Together we create safe place for our citizens and guests that is creative and resilient. We are committed to be a welcoming place for all.

Explore a valley full of stories and longings: of nomadic people that lived here since the last Great Ice Age, of vast migrations of settlers who came to start new lives, of cowboys who built sprawling ranches, of the last great open-range cattle round-up, of building a farming community by shear persistence, of rural survival in the face of overwhelming international urbanization.  Rosebud’s unique cultural history is a national treasure.

We have attracted writers, composers, artists, families and international friends. During all seasons it is open for new visitors who journey to become friends.

Today Rosebud’s heart is citizens who tell these stories, at home or on the world’s stages networking with other creative people. It is the farmers whose productivity feeds a hungry world. Come, celebrate with us in festivals and country living.

We invite you to hear our stories, see Rosebud’s beauty and share in community values. Be a citizen for a day, or a lifetime. Come away for a little while from the stress of urban pressures. Let us become part of your story, and you part of ours.  Come as a student to study here. Bring your children, who with wide-eyed wonder will travel to times only imagined. Spend hours floating down our lazy river, exploring the valley or visiting our rural attractions. Why visit any other place when we long to have you here?

Consider raising your family, building your business, or launching your career here!

Visit for more info about becoming a part of this vision.

In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.