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Cornerstone Arts Operating





The Edmonton Arts Council recognizes the contribution that Cornerstone Arts Organizations make to the fabric of Edmonton’s arts community. The artistic work they present and nurture throughout the community, as well as the facilities they manage contribute to the vitality and relevance of Edmonton’s arts community. These large organizations are civic institutions that operate significant public facilities. Their programming has cemented and continues to celebrate large parts of our artistic and City identity locally, nationally, and internationally.

It is within the mandate of the Edmonton Arts Council to recognize the challenges facing these Cornerstone Organizations – to support them in nurturing artistic excellence and innovation, in maintaining organizational health, and in ensuring the accessibility of their programs and facilities to the benefit of the citizens of Edmonton.



Organizations that operate significant public facilities, in addition to producing and presenting programming at the highest artistic level may be eligible for this stream of CIP Arts Operating funding. The Edmonton Arts Council will periodically review funded organizations to determine which may wish to be designated Cornerstone Arts Organizations. Designation is voluntary for the organization, at the discretion of the EAC.


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