While artists may apply to any Edmonton Arts Council program, many face systemic, historical, cultural and/or language barriers to accessing support. The Equity & Access in the Arts program is designed to invest in a thriving and diverse arts community by supporting Edmonton-based artists and collectives from communities that face barriers to access. This includes, but is not limited to, groups whose members are treated differently because of systemic barriers that disadvantage people based on their Indigenous heritage, the colour of their skin, their disabilities, sexual orientation and identity and/or immigration status.
This program is one way the Edmonton Arts Council pursues our commitments in Connections & Exchanges: A 10-Year Plan To Transform Arts & Heritage In Edmonton. This program replaces and expands on the previous Cultural Diversity in the Arts programs that had been in place since 2008.
Equity in the Arts grants for Individuals and Collectives has three distinct streams, each with its own evaluation criteria and assessment process:
Deadline: October 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM MDT