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.

Int’l Call For Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, ongoing

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation logoThe 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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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:

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.