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Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant

Deadline: TBC – Program under review
When this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day


The Cultural Diversity in the Arts program, established by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council, expands Edmonton's cultural and artistic footprint through innovation and inclusivity. The program supports artists working in a range of artistic traditions and practices.

Grants will support the activities of individual, Edmonton artists for a specific time towards a specific project. Projects can be individual or collective and could include creation of work in any art form. Professional development and mentorship projects are encouraged. 

The grants will be given up to a maximum of $25,000 and in the case when an artist wishes to apply but faces language barriers that make a written application impossible, the artist may, at the discretion of the EAC submit a 5-minute video narrative instead of written material.


How to Apply

Applicants should first review the grant guidelines prior to preparing an application since they contain important eligibility requirements and information on how the application is evaluated.

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To submit an online application, click here to access the form: eacawards.fluidreview.com.

Full instructions to fill in the application are provided in the online form. This form allows you to insert, edit, and save any 'in progress' information in the application prior to its final submission to the Edmonton Arts Council. 

If you require further information or are having difficulties with your application, please contact the following staff.

  • Justina Verboom, Program Officer at jverboom@edmontonarts.ca or (780) 424-2787 ext. 243 for issues with the online application system. 

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:



Watch videos of our past recipients

2019 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Recipients
Cultural Diversity in the Arts 2019

2018 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Recipients

2017 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Recipients

 2017 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Grant Winners

2016 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Recipients 

 2016 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Grant Winners

2015 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Recipients  

2015 Cultural Diversity in the Arts Grant Winners 

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