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Invent & Adapt

Deadline: Ongoing

Through the Invent & Adapt program, the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) will invest in organizations that are preparing, planning, and implementing thoughtful and considered change.

Invent & Adapt might support a wide range of work that is centered on reimagining and retooling an organization's future, and/or addressing the needs of Edmonton's various arts network and disciplinary capacities. This may take the form of technical assistance and planning, the re-imagining of systems, programs, and practices, the implementation of well-planned strategies around growth or contraction, the management of transitions and successions, or to respectfully bring an organization to a close. 

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Operating Investments

Deadline: 11:59 PM on December 1, 2022
Operating Investments help organizations fulfill their arts and festival mandates and assist with costs related to the activities of non-profit organizations in pursuit of their mandates and objectives, including general administration and governance. By supporting the capacity of organizations with arts and festival mandates, we invest in the innovation and resilience of the arts and festival ecology as a whole.

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Annual Programming Grant

Deadline: 11:59 PM on December 1, 2022  

Programming Grants support specific, relevant activity by non-profit organizations that may not need, want, or qualify for an operating investment relationship with the Edmonton Arts Council.

Programming Grants are assessed based on the impact of the activity and work on artists, artforms, audiences and communities. The amount of activity and work is a key measurement which influences granting.

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Connections & Exchanges Initiatives

Deadline: 11:59 PM on June 15

Through the Connections & Exchanges Initiatives program, the Edmonton Arts Council will invest in activity and work that productively connects organizations with Edmonton's artists and arts professionals. This will foster the work of those organizations and individuals, in pursuit of cascading, long-term impacts for the cultural ecosystem.

Examples of eligible activities include skills development in any arts practice or arts administration field, advancement of ensemble development, community and audience engagement, or creation and revision of artistic work.

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Arts Presentation Fund for COVID Recovery

Deadline: 11:59 PM on November 1, 2022

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 gathering restrictions on the arts sector, the City of Edmonton allocated funds from the 2022 budget for artists to present and perform their work.

Grants will be available to presenters, including arts organizations, festivals, restaurants, community leagues and other live venues for the sole purpose of compensating artists that reside in Edmonton and its neighbouring areas, for performance or presentation in Edmonton.

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