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Artists working with communities; communities working with artists providing arts access to all.

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, builds identity, 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

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.




The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic  projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton.  A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc.




An applicant can be an individual, an organization, or an informal group located in the greater Edmonton region including the City of Edmonton and the Counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc and Strathcona. They must not have any outstanding EAC final reports.

An Individual must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident of the greater Edmonton region for at least one year prior to the application deadline* 
  • A Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident, or have a valid work permit

An Organization must be:

  • A non-profit organization 
  • A charitable organization 

An Informal Group:

  • May consist of an ad-hoc or informal group of people. Examples include artist collectives and groups that define themselves in terms of a distinct community.
  • Must have an individual or organization (as defined above) apply on its behalf. In such cases, the primary applicant must accept responsibility for any funds distributed.
  • Must have the majority of its members residing in the greater Edmonton region.*

*The EAC reserves the right to ask for proof of greater Edmonton region residency such as a CRA Notice of Assessment, current bill from a utility company (e.g. phone, gas, cable or energy provider), bank or credit card statement, etc. with an Edmonton and area address current to the date of application.


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Successful grant recipients must submit a final report within 90 days of the completion of the project. Final reports can be submitted on Fluidreview. Download the final report requirements:

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