Equity and Access in the Arts


To invest in a thriving and diverse arts community in Edmonton by supporting Edmonton based artists and collectives from communities that face barriers to access. This includes, but is not limited to, groups whose members are treated differently because of systemic barriers that disadvantage people based on their Indigenous heritage, the colour of their skin, their disabilities, sexual orientation and identity, and/or immigration status. 

This program has three distinct streams, each with its own evaluation criteria and assessment process. Artists may only submit to one stream. 

Stream 1: Exploration and Experimentation
These $5,000 grants support an artist to work on solo creation, experimentation, or research. 

Stream 2: Skills and Career Development
These grants of up to $10,000 support professional development projects for individual artists and collectives. 

Stream 3: Major Artist-Driven Projects
These grants of up to $25,000 support artist-initiated projects created by individual artists and collectives

Application Format

Your application will be submitted through our online system at eac.smartsimple.ca. The EAC supports applicants as much as possible to overcome barriers that prevent them from submitting an application, including language, ability, and access a computer or an internet connection.

Please contact us at grants@edmontonarts.ca or 780-424-2787 if you require assistance in completing your application.

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Contact Name: 
Emma Dering
Grant Amount: 
up to $25,000
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: