Category Archives: professional artists

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!

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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CANADA COUNCIL: ASSISTANCE TO VISUAL ARTISTS, PROJECT GRANTS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 annually
ELIGIBILITY: PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS, CANADIAN CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS ONLY

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants: (more…)

POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANTS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

International Deadline: Ongoing – The Pollock-Krasner Foundation‘s dual criteria for grants are recognizable artistic merit and demonstrable financial need, whether professional, personal or both. The Foundation‘s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time. (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS: LONG-TERM GRANTS TO VISUAL ARTISTS

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 1 ANUALLY
Canadian citizens or permanent residents only

Long-Term Grants provide support over a two-year period to professional artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary visual arts. The period of activity covered by the grant must have a series of opportunities in the fields of research/creation, production, career and networking development. The program of work must be designed to advance the long-term artistic and career development of the artist at a key moment in their career. It must include at least two of the following activities: (more…)

CANADA COUNCIL PROJECT GRANT: ASSISTANCE TO VISUAL ARTISTS

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1 ANNUALLY
Canadian citizens or permanent residents only

Project Grants support professional visual artists who contribute to contemporary visual arts for research/creation, production, and career development. The project must be significant and advance the long-term artistic practice, dissemination of the artist’s work, or career development of the applicant at a key moment in their career. There are three types of project grants:

  • Research/Creation: This type of grant allows for a period of independent research at a key moment in the artistic practice of the applicant. The project must demonstrate the capacity to advance the artistic practice of the artist.
  • Production: This grant supports production costs of one or more works where there is at least one confirmed public presentation of the work(s) in a professional visual arts context. The project must demonstrate the capacity to advance the career of the artist.
  • Career Development: This grant supports the development of an artist’s career through development activities and/or the growth of a professional network with partners such as critics, curators or art dealers. This can be done in conjunction with the development of tools such as websites, portfolios and small monographs. The applicant must demonstrate that the project occurs in a key period with regard to its impact on the progression of his or her career.

Applicants may apply to only ONE of the above project grant types per deadline.

This Canada Council program is accessible to Aboriginal artists and artists of diverse cultural and regional communities of Canada.  MORE INFO >>