Category Archives: arts organizations

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!

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: VISITING FOREIGN ARTISTS PROGRAM

DEADLINE: JUNE 1 annually

The Visiting Foreign Artists Program provides grants to Canadian professional arts organizations to encourage visits by individual professional foreign artists of outstanding achievement. Organizations may invite an individual artist from any foreign country.

While in Canada, the visiting foreign artist is to direct workshops, teach master classes for professional artists and/or, for Inter-Arts, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre, Writing and Publishing, give artist talks. Visiting foreign artists will be expected to supplement the activities of their host organization rather than replace a staff member.  Full details including eligibility, grant amounts and application forms are available on the Canada Council website.