Individual Grants

  • Literary Individual Project Funding, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

    This opportunity provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific literary arts project.

    Application deadlines: September 4/18, March 1/19
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  • Dr. MacEwan Literary Arts Scholarship, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

    This $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a young Albertan writer who shows extraordinary talent in an eligible literary genre and who demonstrates clear educational or training goals.

    Application deadline: March 1/19
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  • Travel Grant for Individuals and Ensembles, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

    This opportunity provides support to assist Albertan artists and/or artist ensembles with a travel grant to perform or present their original work at showcases, festivals or other events, outside the province of Alberta, with the purpose of introducing artists and their work to new markets and tangibly enhance career growth and market share potential.   

    Application deadlines: September 4/18, December 3/18, March 1/19, June 3/19
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  • CIP Travel Grant, Edmonton Arts Council

    Travel grants are intended to assist an applicant to pay travel costs from Edmonton to a destination for the purposes of training, development, presentation or marketing in the arts or festivals.

    Application deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 1. When these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
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  • Community Arts Program, Edmonton Arts Council

    The Community Arts grant program invests in the quality of life in our city by supporting artistic  projects that are clear collaborations between an artist and a distinct community. It recognizes that art should be accessible to all communities in Edmonton.  A community may define themselves by many factors such as tradition and culture, geographic area of the city, or demographic characteristics, etc. 

    Application Deadline: May 1st. When May 1 falls on a holiday or weekend, the deadline is the next business day.
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  • Artists at Work, Edmonton Arts Council

    Individual artists and their work are the foundation of our arts community. Working alone or in groups they pursue projects that develop their practice, advance creative thought, contribute to an art form and provide our community with a reflection of itself. Those projects are the research and development activity of the creative sector, feeding the greater arts ecosystem locally and for export. Artist Project Grants are intended to invest in the specific projects of individual artists and artist collectives as they pursue their artistic and professional advancement. 

    Applications will be considered 3 times per year: "Small grants" of up to $5,000 twice a year (February 15 and September 15) and "Large grants" of between $5,001 and $25,000 once a year (June 15). When a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
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  • The Edmonton Artists' Trust Fund (EATF), Edmonton Arts Council

    The EATF was established in 1997 by John and Barbara Poole, Edmonton Community Foundation (through a transfer of funds from the ECF's Community Fund) and the Clifford E. Lee Foundation, and was intended to invest in Edmonton’s creative community. The award recognizes an artist’s work and contribution to the community as well as providing financial stability to renew, develop, create or experiment.

    Application deadline: Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Please note that hard copies of the nomination letters must be received by EAC, either via mail or in person, on or before September 4, 2018.
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  • Cultural Diversity in the Arts Project Grant, Edmonton Arts CouncIl

    The City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council established the Cultural Diversity in the Arts program to recognize that artists from all parts of the world enrich Edmonton’s cultural scene. Artists from these communities can apply to any Edmonton Arts Council program, but many also face cultural, linguistic or historical barriers to accessing support. The intent of this program is to provide an entry point, to help these artists begin to overcome those barriers, to pursue their professional artistic work and develop connections to the greater Edmonton arts community.

    Grants will support the activities of individual, Edmonton artists for a specific time towards a specific project. Projects can be individual or collective and could include creation of work in any art form. Professional development and mentorship projects are encouraged.

    Application deadline: October 15 (when this date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day)
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