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February 3
1st Round


Community Investment Program - Travel

Travel grants are intended to assist an applicant to pay travel costs from Edmonton to a destination for the purposes of training, development, presentation or marketing in the arts or festivals.

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February 18
Small Grants

Community Investment Program - Project for Individual Artists

Project Grants for Individual Artists are intended to support the creation, development, curation, exhibition or production of work any art form by an individual artist. Collaborative projects involving more than one artist will be considered.

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March 2


 

Community Investment Program - Celebration/Parade

This program is intended to assist, through limited financial assistance, with the production of one-day celebratory events and/or major parades within the City of Edmonton.

The Celebration grant program has two streams: One-day Celebratory events and Major Parades. Please download the appropriate application form below. 

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April 17

Connections & Exchanges Initiative Grant

The Connections & Exchanges Grant creates opportunities for Edmonton Arts & Festival organizations toward initiatives that are linked to the Ambitions, Aims and Actions outlined in the Connections & Exchanges plan. 

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April 28

Creator's Reserve

The Creators' Reserve program allows Edmonton artists to invest their time in the exploration of an idea or the research and development of content and/or the creation of new artistic work or the substantive revision of a work-in-progress.  

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Postponed until further notice

Community Arts Program

The EAC is postponing the Community Arts Program until further notice. The program's principles of collaboration between artists and community cannot be met at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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.

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June 1


Community Investment Program - Arts Building Operating

The Arts Building Operating Grant program is not intended for capital expenditures, for endowment purposes, to support normal season or operations, or to fund administration costs. Additionally, the grants are not intended to support organizations that are primarily training or educational institutions.

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June 15
Large Grant

Postponed until further notice

Community Investment Program - Project for Individual Artists

Project Grants for Individual Artists are intended to support the creation, development, curation, exhibition or production of work any art form by an individual artist. Collaborative projects involving more than one artist will be considered.

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September 1

 

Edmonton Artists' Trust Fund (EATF)

The Edmonton Artists' Trust Fund (EATF) is a joint partnership of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation. The fund invests in Edmonton's creative community by supporting Edmonton artists as they create new work, change the direction of their careers, study with a master or renew themselves creatively.

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September 15

Arts Grants for Individuals and Collectives (Fall 2020)

Individual artists and their work are the foundation of our arts community. Working alone or in groups they pursue work that develops their practice, advances creative thought, contributes to an art form and provides our community with a reflection of itself. Arts Grants for Individuals and Collectives 2020 has three distinct streams, each with its own evaluation criteria and assessment process.

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Postponed until further notice

Community Investment Program - Travel

Travel grants are intended to assist an applicant to pay travel costs from Edmonton to a destination for the purposes of training, development, presentation or marketing in the arts or festivals.

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October 15

Equity and Access in the Arts 

*Formerly Cultural Diversity in the Arts*

Equity and Access in the Arts invests in a thriving and diverse arts community by supporting Edmonton based artists and collectives from communities that face barriers to access. This includes, but is not limited to, groups whose members are treated differently because of systemic barriers that disadvantage people based on their Indigenous heritage, the colour of their skin, their disabilities, sexual orientation and identity, and/or immigration status.

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TBC

Festival Organizations Operating Grant

The purpose of this program is to provide limited operating assistance to established non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing festival events in Edmonton.

The EAC is currently reviewing the complement of granting programs for the 2021 funding cycle as a result of Connections & Exchanges.

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TBC

Arts and Festivals Seed Grant

The purpose of the Arts and Festivals Seed grant program is to provide limited operating assistane, subject to the availability of funds, to emerging non-profit organizations that pursue arts and festival activities in the City of Edmonton.

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TBC

Arts Organizations Operating Grant

The purpose of the Arts Organizations Operating Grant program is to provide operating assistance to established non-profit organizations that have previously received support through the Edmonton Arts Council's legacy operating programs.

The EAC is currently reviewing the complement of granting programs for the 2021 funding cycle as a result of Connections & Exchanges.

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Ongoing 

 

Community Investment Program -  Emergency Fund

Please contact EAC grants staff for more information about this program and how to apply.

 

  
Ongoing

 

Community Investment Program -  Organizational Support

The Edmonton Arts Council can assist with recruitment/selection of a Consultant. Preference will be given to locally based expertise.

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Where the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, applications will be accepted until the next business day.

*CIP = Community Investment Program

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