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Find out about upcoming EAC grants workshops:

Taxes for Artists
Tuesday, January 26, 6:00pm

In this year of COVID and assorted weirdness, it's more important than ever to understand your rights and obligations for the upcoming taxes deadline. Accountant Janis Richards guides you in organizing your records and understanding how to report income and what expenses you can claim, including any CERB repayments. To register for this free session, email grants@edmontonarts.ca.

Individual Grants Info Session
Tuesday, February 2, 6:00-7:30pm

The Edmonton Arts Council has revised its guidelines and parameters for our new individual artist grants. Come hear the latest, including wisdom gained from the first round of this new program in the fall, and bring questions about your current application. To register for this workshop, email grants@edmontonarts.ca.

Participation in the Arts - Stage 4
Wednesday, February 10, 1-2pm

Since the start of the Pandemic, the EAC and other partners have been working with market researchers Stone Olafson to track people's ever shifting attitudes towards engagement, activity and the response to COVID. The results have been tremendously enlightening, especially as we watch Edmontonians' response gradually shift away from trends in the rest of the province. The latest stage of this report covers November and December, when numbers spiked and a new wave of measures swept the province. To hear more about how Albertans are feeling about arts engagement now, register for this free online session by emailing grants@edmontonarts.ca.

Live Performance for the Virtual Stage
Tuesday, February 23, 1:00-3:00pm

Limited Participation - Book early!

Live Performance for the Virtual Stage is a 2 hour online workshop designed to provide technical information and inspiration for creating live online entertainment using the resources you have available. The workshop is for individuals or groups who usually create art for live performance and are interested in learning how to transfer live performance to an online medium. This includes theatre makers, dancers, solo performance artists, variety artists, magicians, etc. It is also designed to cater to a wide range of budgets, technical know-how, and equipment. To register for this free session, email grants@edmontonarts.ca.


Review the information presented at previous workshops here: 

2021 Activate Grants Info Session

The EAC's new Activate grants aim to provide arts and festival organizations with the tools they need to move through a second year of COVID-19. Applications are now available online. Join us to discuss the focus and details of this new program. A link to the recorded session is available here

Contracts for Artists

Whether it be for representation, a presentation, a gallery show or a commission, the building blocks of an artist's career are held together with contracts. Entertainment lawyer Greg Pang walks you through the essential elements of a contract, finding simple language to make out the essential elements of these documents, so that you can be clear about what you're giving, and what you're getting in return. A link to the recorded session is available here.

How Much? Determining a Price for Your Work
Featuring Bill Samoil and Bob Rasko

Setting a price for your art - whether that's a professional service, a performance, a painting or a chalk drawing - is one of the most complex and important calculations an artist can make. Financial whiz Bill Samoil walks you through the calculations required to adequately cover your costs, and impresario Bob Rasko helps explore the psychology and dynamics of price negotiations. A link to the recorded session is available here.

Participation in the Arts - Stage 3

It seems like every artist and organization in Edmonton wants to know when people will be ready to step back into in-person events and experiences. We can't predict the future, but since March, Stone-Olafson have been carefully tracking Albertans' evolving attitudes towards the pandemic. With this session, they present their findings on the fall, with a special focus on what this might tell us about the winter ahead. A link to the recorded session is available here.

Social Media Marketing in the Arts

Maintaining a trusted and functional online presence takes diligence, creativity and technique. Join the EAC and communications specialists Katie Sowden and Josh Semchuk for a discussion of how to establish your voice, sustain your relationship with your audience, and expand your circle. A link to the recorded session is available here.


Reimagine, Recovery and Relaunch for Artists

It's never been more important for artists to be able to find diverse uses for their many skills. This workshop, hosted by the Edmonton Arts Council in partnership with Business Link, offers you the tools needed to see more opportunities around you for the creative work you do. A link to the recorded session is available here.

EAC Grants to Organizations - Info Session

To learn more about how the EAC will support arts organizations in 2021 and beyond, read the latest post on the YEGArts blog. A link to the recorded session is available here.

What the Fund? Equity & Access Grants for Individual Artists 

The Edmonton Arts Council has unveiled a new suite of supports for individual artists from Indigenous and equity-seeking communities. View the video of the session held on Sept. 16, 2020 here.


Arts Participation in the Summer of 2020: Stone Olafson

This is the second report from a rigorous study of how Albertans have responded to arts and cultural offerings inside, outside and online. The report covers the vital June and July period, as lockdown restrictions lifted and we reached toward a new normal. In this session, Kim Griffen and Mathew Stone of Stone-Olafson share insights and extrapolations from this survey.  

View the video of this presentation here


What the Fund? A Guide to EAC Grant Applications - held Aug 18, 2020

View the pdf of the presentation from the workshop here: 

Presentation pdf link 

Please contact grants@edmontonarts.ca if you require any further information. 


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