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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.

Board & volunteer opportunities

CARFAC Alberta Casino Fundraiser

August 4 & 5 at the Starlight Casino in West Edmonton Mall.
No experience required! All training is provided along with a meal at each shift. Consider volunteering a few hours of your time, spent with other artists helping us. Casino funding is crucial for this organization’s operation, and we appreciate your time and effort. There are several different positions to choose from, and you always have support from experienced volunteers nearby

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Calls to artists

Open Call to Artists: Chalk Art Event

We are seeking artists to create temporary outdoor chalk art pieces in the newly pedestrian-only area of MacEwan on 108 street and 104 avenue. Two artists will be selected for a mentor/​mentee partnership. Apply by July 28.

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Calls to artists

2024 Call for Stories: Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP)

Do you enjoy writing, researching, or storytelling? Is there a story from our city’s past or your past in the city that you want to share? Then contribute your local history or heritage story to ECAMP. Apply by July 14

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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.