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Creators' Reserve

Application deadline: April 28, 2020


Creators' Reserve funds will support the time artists need to pursue a wide range of creation activities. 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.

Funds are intended to support:

  • The time an artist needs to explore an idea or research and develop content and/or create new work in any artistic discipline. Investments in creation projects will be made to benefit artists at all stages of their careers.
  • Payment of peer(s) for support work on the same project.

Funds are not intended to support:

  • Presentation or production costs. 

Individual artists may apply. Applicants must:

  • Have an existing and committed artistic practice in any discipline, including but not limited to customary and contemporary Indigenous and cultural work;
  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be a resident of applicants must be a resident of the greater Edmonton region for at least one year prior to the deadline. This region includes the City of Edmonton; the counties of Sturgeon, Parkland, Leduc, Strathcona; and Indigenous communities. Artists might be asked to provide proof of residency; and
  • Be a Canadian citizen, Permanent Resident or have a valid work permit.

Level of Support

  • $5,000 for an individual artist.
  • Projects that require the engagement of artistic peer(s) may request up to $1,000 in additional funds to compensate others.

Artists who receive this investment will be required to submit a report on the work they undertook.

Download the Guidelines

Download the guidelines

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Online applications are open at eacawards.fluidreview.com

If you have any questions, concerns, or are experiencing problems with the online grant application system, please contact EAC Grants Staff or call 780-424-2787.


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