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The following grant programs are designed to support individual artists. All grants are allocated based on recommendations from peer juries who provide their valuable expertise on a volunteer basis. 

Online applications open one (1) month before the deadline


Postponed until further notice

CIP Travel Grant

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

April 28

Creators' 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.

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. The EAC is actively monitoring public health instructions and will make the appropriate adjustments to future program deadlines to benefit individual artists.

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.

September 1

The 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 EATF is designed to invest in Edmonton’s creative professionals and to encourage artists to stay in our community. The funds are intended to offset living and working expenses, allowing the artist to devote a concentrated period of time to their artistic activities, career enhancement and/or development.

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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