Sep 29 2020
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 & Access in the Arts grants for Individuals and Collectives has three distinct streams, each with its own evaluation criteria and assessment process:
Stream 1: Exploration and Experimentation
These $5,000 grants support an artist to work on solo creation, experimentation, or research.
Stream 2: Skills and Career Development
These grants of up to $10,000 support professional development projects for individual artists and collectives.
Stream 3: Major Artist-Driven Projects
These grants of up to $25,000 support artist-initiated projects created by individual artists and collectives
Deadline: October 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM MDT
Individuals and collectives who identify as members of groups facing systemic barriers to access may apply, with limitations in each stream. Applicants must:
- Have a history of work in any arts discipline (including customary and contemporary Indigenous artistic and cultural work);
- Be 18 years of age or older;
- Be a resident of the City of Edmonton;
- Be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or have a valid open work permit; and
- Have no overdue Edmonton Arts Council final reports.
Collectives must have a majority of members who are eligible applicants as above.
>> On September 16 the EAC hosted a workshop – What the Fund? Equity & Access Grants for Individual Artists – to discuss this new program and the different funding opportunities. Watch the recording of this session.