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Festival Seed Grant

Next application deadline: October 1
When these dates falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.


The Festival Seed Community Investment Grant Program is intended to provide limited assistance, subject to availability of funds, to resident non-profit organizations for the purpose of funding new or emerging festivals.

Funds that have been set aside and not awarded for emerging Seed funding may be used to fund special projects with an emphasis on joint or collaborative initiatives from existing festivals.



To be eligible for a Festival Seed Community Investment Grant, an organization must be a non-profit society. Additionally, the main purpose of the event must be the celebration of some theme of interest and appeal to the general public and have predetermined opening and closing dates. Applicants may be considered for a Festival Seed Community Investment Grant for up to two consecutive years. 

Application forms may be downloaded below. To receive an application by mail or email, please contact EAC grants staff. In lieu of workshops, applicants are encouraged to contact Program Officer Mary Jane Kreisel (mjkreisel@edmontonarts.ca / 780-424-2787 ext. 226) to discuss their applications and set up individual meetings.

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CIP Festival Seed Grant Information Session

The Edmonton Arts Council is pleased to invite representatives from new and emerging festival organizations to attend an information workshop on the 2017 Community Investment Program Festival Seed grant, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 7:00-8:30pm.

For more infromation about this EAC Workshop, click here


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