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Festival Organizations – 2020 Transition Operating Grant


The Edmonton Arts Council is currently reshaping its support programs for organizations. Watch our weekly newsletter for details in the weeks ahead. 



The purpose of this program is to provide limited operating assistance to established non-profit organizations for the purpose of producing festival events in Edmonton.

Apply using our online system eacawards.fluidreview.com 


 The City of Edmonton, through the Edmonton Arts Council, has invested in not-for-profit Arts
Organizations to create livability for all the citizens of Edmonton for more than two decades. These investments are guided by the City of Edmonton's strategic plans, including the new Connections & Exchanges plan for arts and heritage.

The Edmonton Arts Council is reviewing all its granting programs in response to the Aims and Actions outlined in Connections & Exchanges. That review will guide the building of a new investment portfolio, and new programs will be developed to support organizations in 2021 and beyond. In recognition of this process, the granting process will be simplified for the 2020 funding cycles.

In 2020 this program will provide support to organizations that have received Festival Operating funding in 2019.

The EAC's intent is to support applicants as equitably and generously as possible through this transition period. Applicants can plan for similar grant levels to 2019.



To be eligible for a Festival Organizations - 2020 Transition Operating Grant, the applicant organization must have received a Festival Operating Grant or have received Cornerstone Arts Operating funding in 2019. 

Organizations that are making their first application to the Edmonton Arts Council for grant funding or that received Festival Seed funding in 2019 must apply to the Arts and Festival Seed - 2020 Transition Grant.  Please find more information at eacawards.fluidreview.com. or contact EAC Grants staff at grants@edmontonarts.ca / 780.424.2787.  

Download the guidelines:

Festival Organizations – 2020 Transtion Grant Guidelines

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