Category Archives: FUNDING/GRANTS/AWARDS

Canada Council for the Arts Arts Across Canada

Deadline: 1 month from departure

The Travel component of Arts Across Canada funds activities linked to Canadian presentation, exhibition, artistic collaboration, networking and building market opportunities for Canadian artists, arts professionals, artistic groups and arts organizations. Grants provide support to participate in significant events, build a national presence and for festivals and presenters to conduct research for Canadian artistic programming.

Find out more here.

Red Deer | Harris-Warke Gallery Fundraiser

Poster for Double Denim fundraiserThe Harris-Warke Gallery is hosting their Annual Fundraiser this year on November 10, 2017 between 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Harris-Warke Gallery located at Sunworks 4924 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB. Proceeds from our fundraiser go towards paying artist fees to our exhibiting artists as well as printing costs and general maintenance and upkeep of the gallery. This years event is a DOUBLE DENIM Party! Admission is by donation and includes a homemade slice of pie and warm cider. Wear your best Canadian Tuxedo (jean from head to toe) and come on out to enjoy a silent auction of local artists, a Canadiana photo booth and more! Silent auction will be installed for the week prior to the event and will begin accepting bids Monday, November 06, 2017. Don’t miss out!

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Int’l Call For Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, ongoing

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The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists and is available to students and artists around the world.

First grants are in the amount of CAD $15,000 each. Subsequent grants are in the amount of CAD $18,000.

Eligibility

The Foundation welcomes applications throught the year; there is no deadline for filing an application.

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Alberta | 2018 Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) Scholarship Opportunities

Did you know?
“The ASA has contributed over $30,000 in scholarships since 2010 and is always looking for ways to support emerging artists.  This year we have added support for those pursuing their MFAs. I am very pleased to share these opportunities with you and look forward to your continued support of our Society and its mission to promote education in the Arts.”

– Mali Docktor, BFA, ASA, SCA
President

  • Newly Minted 2018 Graduate Level Scholarship
  • 2018 ASA Post-Secondary Scholarship & Exhibition Scholarship
  • Emerging Artists Unleashed : 2018 Exhibit

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Calgary | Three October Deadlines from Calgary Arts Development

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Small Experiments Grant Program
Investing in low-risk, high-learning experiments, Small Experiments Grant applications are now open for the October 27 deadline. Learn More

Artist Opportunity Grant Program
Artist Opportunity Grant applications are now open for the November 6 deadline. Two informal training sessions are scheduled for October 11, 2017. Learn More & RSVP

Equity & Diversity Reporting Information Session
Calgary Arts Development is fully committed to assisting you complete this necessary reporting. Attend an information session on October 30, 2017. Learn More & RSVP

AFA 2017 Budget Update

The AFA Board of Directors is pleased to share that its 2017-18 budget has been approved by the Minister of Culture and Tourism.

As part of Budget 2017, funding for the AFA was increased by $5 million this year, for a total of $31.6 million for 2017-18. In response, the AFA developed a budget that supports greater access, excellence, and sustainability of the arts sector, and seeks to increase funding for as many stakeholders as possible.

The difficult economic climate in Alberta last year caused considerable strain on our artists and arts organizations. Through targeted increases to many of our programs, we are working to help provide stability for our community.

Arts organizations will receive additional operational and project support to help weather the continuing economic challenges caused by the steep decline in global oil prices. More individual artists applying for project funding will receive AFA support.

We would also like to note that the Artists and Education project opportunity budget will be restored to 2015 funding levels. The AFA Board feels it is important continue to support this program’s successes and will also work to develop a long-term strategy to promote youth engagement in the arts.

The Board of Directors would again like to recognize the Government of Alberta for its investment in the AFA this year. This investment makes a strong statement about the value of the arts to Alberta’s culture sector, to economic diversification and to Albertans’ quality of life.

We are proud to support Alberta’s arts sector, and will continue to listen and respond to the needs of our community.

If you have questions about a specific funding opportunity, please contact us.

More information:

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.