Category Archives: FUNDING/GRANTS/AWARDS

Request for Portfolios – Under $20,000 (CAD): Edmonton, AB

Edmonton Arts Council logoThis is an open call to artists living in Edmonton and the Province of Alberta, and is issued by the Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton for public art projects under $20,000.00 as they arise.

This is not a specific call for projects, it is a request to keep your portfolio on file at the EAC to be eligible for these projects.

This portfolio opportunity is ideal for emerging artists, and is inclusive of all genres, mediums and styles – we seek portfolios highlighting 2-D and 3-D work. To apply, please submit a complete portfolio and information as requested in the information package.

The EAC acknowledges growth in artistic careers and encourages those artists who already have a portfolio on file to update it every 2 years.

For more information, please contact Robert Harpin, Public Art Officer email: rharpin@edmontonarts.ca or phone: 780.424.2787 ext 231

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists.

Download the Portfolio Submission Form

Important Updates/Mises à jour importantes

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We’re laying the groundwork for the new funding model.

Learn more and plan ahead.

In April 2017, we’ll be opening applications to the new funding model which aims to serve you better. During the next few months of transition, we’ll be making changes to current programs. We’ve outlined these changes for you at .

We appreciate your patience as we work towards launching the first deadlines. We’ll be communicating regular updates starting this summer. As always, our information officers are on hand to answer questions. They can be reached at 613-566-4414, ext. 5060, or by email at info@canadacouncil.ca.

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The Canada Council supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.

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EAR Funding: Calgary, AB

Elephant Artist Relief logoElephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary visual artists in order to help sustain their well being and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.

EAR offers two funding streams to help those in need, both with a maximum of $2500.
EAR Emergency Relief Funds are our standard funding program, available to Calgary-based visual artists.

Rebound Fund is a new, limited-time fund for artists working outside of the visual arts discipline (eg. music, theatre, film, etc).

More information and guidelines are available here; please familiarize yourself with these before making an application.

EAR Announces New Emergency Fund For Artists: Calgary, AB

Rebound Fund

EAR is pleased to announce a new fund called the REBOUND FUND available to Calgary-based individual professional artists in any discipline who are facing extraordinary health, social, or financial crises. Application Guidelines and Forms are available on the EAR WEBSITE.

Following the June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild, an ad-hoc team of Alberta funding agencies, raised funds and distributed financial awards to individual artists and arts organizations. Besides the many recipients helped through the fund, an ongoing legacy fund was created.

Elephant Artist Relief (EAR) was invited by Alberta Arts Rebuild to take on the administration of this new fund; EAR is proud to fill this role.

In addition to helping visual artists with emergency funding for over 7 years, EAR played a significant role in the early response to the flood with its own special flood emergency funding for artists, and became part of the umbrella Arts Rebuild team. The new REBOUND FUND carries that important work forward to assist this city’s dedicated artists in all disciplines who make Calgary such a vibrant arts community.

Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary artists in order to help sustain their well-being and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.

Under the tag line “Helping Artist BE Artists in Calgary,” EAR envisions a healthy arts community ensuring a continued and rich cultural landscape for us all.

For more information or assistance, EMAIL us at elephantartistrelief@gmail.com

Watch for: EAR’s next big event, Umbrella Visual Arts Conference (2) on Saturday, May 2, 2015… more info SOON!

Federal Budget Culture And Arts

 

Canadian CoaitionlFederal Budget, Culture and the Arts: Still Smarting from Budget 2012 Cuts but Better Times on the Horizon?

 Le budget fédéral la culture et les arts : encore les secousses des compressions budgétaires de 2012, mais des jours meilleurs à l’horizon?

The Canadian Conference of the Arts, Canadian Arts Coalition and Saskatchewan Arts Alliance are pleased to release the analysis of the 2014 Federal Budget which examines federal funding for the arts and culture sector over the whole 2014 calendar year. The analysis explores funding to the Department of Canadian Heritage and other federal cultural agencies and crown corporations; organizational and funding trends at the Department of Canadian Heritage; expenditures on key programs across the arts, heritage and cultural industries, and other developments affecting the sector.

For details, visit our website

Long List: Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize

The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize Committee created a long list of five candidates for the 2014 Award that will be given out on June 19th at 7:30pm during a short ceremony at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery (10215 112 Street NW, Edmonton). The winner will receive $10,000.

The five Greater Edmonton area artists long listed in alphabetical order are (nominating galleries follow in parenthesis):

Allen Ball (MCPAG, Stony Plain)
Sean Caulfield + Royden Mills (Strathcona County Gallery @ 501, Sherwood Park)
Brenda Draney, (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton)
Clay Ellis, (Peter Robertson Gallery, Edmonton)
Gary James Joynes (DC3, Edmonton)

A short list composed of the top three candidates will come out on May 22nd or 23rd. This year the two candidates on the short list will receive a $500.00 award for being shortlisted. The winner of the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize will receive $10,000.

This prize is the result of a partnership between the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Edmonton Arts Council and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC. The Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize committee would like to congratulate the artists long listed along with the institutions that nominated them. We would also like to thank all the artists that did not make the long list this year. Clearly the greater Edmonton region has many talented artists.

National Residency Award, Prince Edward County, ON

NATIONAL RESIDENCY AWARD: Ontario 

So many artists are trying to fit their practice into the hours outside of their day job. Many are setting up “studios” on their living room floors or dining room tables. At Spark Box we offer artists time and space to focus on their work in an encouraging and supportive environment.

Imagine one full month to get a new project off the ground. One full month to think only about creating your work. One full month without distractions.

This is what Spark Box is offering to artists living and working in Canada: one full month at the Spark Box Studio Residency where you will be given a studio space and living space for FREE.

This residency opportunity is a unique way for established and emerging artists to cultivate new ideas, access a rich library of arts resources, and focus on their career.

For more information and the online application visit our website: http://sparkboxstudio.com/nationalaward/

Art Grants for Youth: St. Albert

Art Grants for Youth: St. Albert

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The City of St. Albert has introduced a new grant program for young adults aged 13 – 21 years old involved in the arts in St. Albert. The grant offers financial assistance to young aspiring artists by providing funding for:
• Education and/or professional development opportunities or travel assistance to showcase events and/or conferences.
• Highlights of the grant program are:
• Applications will be received in April of each year.
• Preference will be given to new applicants.
• Grants will be awarded by Council in May of each year.
• Individual applicants can apply for up to $500 and group applicants can qualify for up to $1000 in grant.
• The number and amount of grants awarded will be determined by the committee on an annual basis.

For more information and to print out the forms to apply for the grant please visit www.sta-culture.com or Tamsin at 780.459-1713.

AFA Individual Project Grants for Artists

AFA Individual Artists Project Grant Program
Deadline to apply: February 1 & September 1
The Individual Artists Project Grant program supports the development of individual Alberta artists, Traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, and artist ensembles by providing a grant for a specific project. Applications must be complete, as per stream guidelines and checklist requirements, and submitted on the most current application forms. Respective stream application deadline dates, guidelines and grant writing tips and budget templates are available below:

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