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The Edmonton Arts Council is here to support and inspire artists across our city and region. Whether you’re searching for a job in the arts community, want to sign up for a workshop, or are seeking support for artists, you’ve come to the right place.

Calls to artists

Gallery@501: Call for Submissions July 2025 - June 2026

Gallery@501 is dedicated to showcasing exhibitions from a diverse range of artists, arts groups, and culture collaborators. Artists from all cultural and artistic backgrounds, at any stage in their career, are encouraged to apply by Apr 22.

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Grants & Funding

Now open: Community Mural Grant

The Community Mural Grant is open to non-profit organizations, licensed businesses and community leagues who want to beautify their neighbourhood through mural creation. Applicants can apply for up to $8,000 in funding on a matched-funding basis. Submit by May 15

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Board & volunteer opportunities

Call for Expressions of Interest: Broad View Intn’t Film Festival Board of Directors

The Broad View International Film Festival is accepting Expressions of Interest from interested women to join our board as team players! Please note – we are a working board. Members can expect their time commitment to be 6 – 8 hours a month.

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Workshops

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Insurance for Arts Organizations

A user’s guide to the different forms of insurance, what they do, and what questions to ask as you shop. Join Bradley Moss from Theatre Network, with stories of how insurance policies and claims unfold, and with Haily Taskey, Senior Advisor at Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd. Get a ground-level look at the importance of appropriate insurance coverage for your organization.

Another's Perspective: Writing what you don't Know

Writing from outside our own personal experience is something that most writers are going to tackle at some point in their careers. How do writers create authentic characters from different cultural backgrounds without delving into dangerous stereotypes?

Logo & Files

Access EAC media

To recognize the investments that we make through our programs, we ask that all funding recipients include the EAC and City of Edmonton in their media releases and marketing materials. Download promotional materials and digital files here.

A black woman is the focal point, sitting on a stool on stage and reciting a poem in a fluffy white dress surrounded by fluffy white clouds and lanterns. A large audience can be seen sitting in the dark in front of her.
Titilope Sonuga, photo by Fifographer

Funding FAQs & glossaries

Have questions about the supports available to you? Find answers and everything you need to complete an application, access funding, and join Edmonton’s arts community.

The focal point of the image is a very large T-rex dinosaur made out of red and purple balloons. It is larger than the humans who stand before it, a woman in a toque to the left and a woman in plaid holding a baby to the right.
Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival, photo by EAC

Access Support

Experiencing a barrier to accessing EAC funding, applying to a call to artists, or other programs? You could receive up to $500 in assistance to support difficulties with physical, cultural, language, technical, or other barriers to application.