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Artist Fund

In 2017, we launched the Artist Fund to support the career development of local artists.
To date, we have awarded more than $12,000 in grants through this initiative.

We are committed to a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusivity, and value artists who express and reflect our diverse stories, histories, communities, cultures and artistic practices. We welcome applications from all artists in our community. Click to read our full Inclusivity, Diversity & Equity Policy.

Professional Development

To assist artist members in strengthening their careers through learning. Eligible professional development activities include attending conferences, talks, or skill based learning opportunities either online or in-person. Applications will be accepted throughout 2021, until the fund is depleted.

Market Development

To assist artist members in reaching new markets through first-time attendance at a trade show, arts fair or festival, or by accepting invitations by recognized Canadian or international institutions to exhibit work, deliver a keynote address, or accept an award. Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, we are accepting project proposals that virtually connect artists to audiences in a new market. Applications will be accepted throughout 2021, until the fund is depleted.

Public Art

To assist in the realization of a public art project by contributing to the artist's fee. Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, we are welcoming submissions that disseminate work and engage the public through online platforms, including websites and social media. Request amounts are $750 or $1500 depending on project scope. Application deadline May 15, 2021 for projects taking place before December 31, 2021.

Artists in the Community

To assist artist members in realizing a community-based art project that will directly engage residents. Total annual amount to be awarded in this program is $1500. Application deadline is September 15, 2021 for projects taking place before March 31, 2022.

The Artist Fund can only be sustained with help from the community. Why not support the creative entrepreneurs of our community by making a donation, or becoming a sponsor?!

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