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2021 Investment in Organizations

The Edmonton Arts Council's work is guided by Connections & Exchanges: A 10-Year Plan To Transform Arts and Heritage In Edmonton. The Ambitions, Aims and Actions outlined in the plan are driving the EAC's approach and decision-making in the renewal and retooling of its investment programs. The EAC Board is committed to supporting the arts community in these uncertain times through targeted investments. EAC will make investments to sustain operations, foster artistic and organizational resilience and facilitate dialogue to build organizational innovation and readiness for a gradual return to a wide range of artistic activities.

As the EAC builds structures and makes investment decisions for organizations, we are guided by the following Aim from Book 4 of Connections & Exchanges:

New and existing arts and heritage organizational capacity enables innovation and builds resilience in the sector.

In response to the current need to balance stability and flexibility, as well as looking forward to the future envisioned in Connections & Exchanges, the Edmonton Arts Council's plan to support Arts and Festival organizations for 2021 is divided into three pillars:

2021 SUSTAIN

Investments for the immediate, short term support of organizations to help maintain their existing capacity.

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2021 ACTIVATE

Investment to support organizations striving to build resilience through relevant arts, festival, and celebratory events, including programming in 2021 when possible.

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2021 INVENT & ADAPT

Tools, resources, and potential investments to enable innovation around organizational structures, governance and business models for the future.

Program details and guidelines coming soon.

 

Unsure which investment program is best for your organization? Check out the following infographic for a breakdown of the three different programs. 

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