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Artists working with communities; communities working with artists.

Community Art is valued for its ability to bring people together in shared, collaborative, creative experiences to express the things that have meaning to us: where we’ve come from, where we’re going, our world, our fears, our dreams, our aspirations. It strengthens the community, develops creativity and increases awareness of the arts in our lives.

The principles behind Community Art projects are artistic exploration, active participation and intentional inclusiveness that allows communities to tell their own stories.


Community Arts Program

Application Deadline: May 1st




The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting projects that are clear collaborations between professional artists and a distinct community. A community may be defined by a multitude of factors, including but not limited to, ethnicity, living conditions, geographic location, age, beliefs, traditions, social or economic strata.

Projects that yield a public art outcome may be considered in the context of the community’s involvement in conceptual development and physical creation.



Applicants can be individuals or organizations. Individuals must be: an adult, a resident of the greater Edmonton region for at least one year prior to the application deadline, and a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant.

The Community Arts program is not restricted to charitable or non-profit organizations. Informal organizations or groups that define themselves by geography, (ie: Boyle Street), tradition and culture, (ie: African-Canadians), or spirit (ie: Gay Pride or environmental movement), are eligible to apply. 


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(Reports must be completed and filed with the Edmonton Arts Council within 90 days of the completion date of the project as specified on the application.)


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