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Grants to Edmonton, Alberta Nonprofits for
Operating Expenses for Arts Events and Festivals

Arts and Festivals Seed Grant

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Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) Community Investment Program (CIP)

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 11:59 PM


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Grants to Edmonton, Alberta nonprofit organizations for operating assistance for arts events and festivals. Funding is intended to support multi-day festival events for the general public or arts activities such as the production and performance of artistic works. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for local residents.

Applicant organizations must have as its main purpose:

- A multi-day festival event that is the celebration of a theme of interest or appeal to the general public that will occur within the City of Edmonton in 2020, or;
- A season of Arts activity such as presentation, production, performance of artistic works, or the support of artists, to the benefit of Edmontonians.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143338

Estimated Size of Grant:

In accordance with Policy C211, support through the City of Edmonton Community Investment Program may be provided to a maximum of 25% of the applicant’s prior year expenses as shown on their financial statements.

Organizations that are accepted to apply without a full year of operations or are proposing a new festival may be supported to a maximum of 25% of the applicant’s budgeted or projected relevant expenses. This does not imply that 25% is a target support level for all organizations, or that the EAC does not consider other factors in determining grant amounts.

Grants are subject to the availability of funds and a peer assessment of merit.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The 2020 Arts and Festivals Seed grant will accept applications from:
- New applicants who have not been funded previously, or;
- A prior recipient of Festival Seed funding for 2018 or 2019, or;
- An organization invited to apply to this program by the EAC.

Applicant organizations must:
- Be registered as a non-profit organization in the Province of Alberta. Organizations registered for less than one full year will only be accepted with prior consultation and at the sole discretion of the Edmonton Arts Council.

Funds are not intended to support sporting or competitive events, conferences, trade events, activity with a predominantly promotional, political, religious, educational or commercial component, or activities that raise funds for another cause.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for receipt of this application is 11:59 p.m. on November 15th. Complete applications must be submitted online on or before the deadline. Incomplete or late applications may not be accepted or considered.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply:

If you have any questions regarding the content of the application or the grant process, please contact EAC Grants staff at or (780) 424-2787.

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Canada: Alberta: Edmonton;

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