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Sometimes timing is everything.

We know that Edmonton’s artists find and make opportunities to engage in valuable projects all the time. We also know inspiration has an energy of its own, and doesn’t always wait around for the next grant deadline. And sometimes, that spark may be only one small investment away from reality.

The MicroGrant gives the EAC a new way to invest in the success of Edmonton arts and artists. With no set deadlines for applications and amounts up to $1,000 available, the Micro grant enables you to respond to opportunities quickly, and to give life to projects that are just a boost away from take-off. 

MicroGrant Program 

* Please note the MicroGrant Program is now closed for 2016



The MicroGrant program through the Edmonton Arts Council invests in the success of Edmonton’s professional artists by providing financial support for an existing, short-term project. The intent is to provide momentum to projects that might otherwise falter for want of a small investment.

Funds can be invested in:
• projects that impact Edmonton audiences or strengthen connections with the Edmonton community
• a project that has commitments and is clearly in progress
• a short-term project
• specific hard costs to improve the viability or quality of the project, or its reach; examples might include: promotional material, photography, venue rental, or other costs associated with preparing or presenting work

Funds will not be invested in:
• the development of new artistic creation
• tuition, subsistence (e.g. per diems, wages), or travel
• equipment purchases or other capital costs
• a project that primarily benefits to an organization, presenter, or festival rather than the applicant
• a project submitted to any other EAC grant program within the past six (6) months




Applicants (and members of a collective) must:
1. be an adult who has been a resident of the City of Edmonton for at least one year
2. not be in arrears with the City of Edmonton at the time of application
3. have no overdue Edmonton Arts Council final reports.

Download the Guidelines



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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