In order to support the career development of local artists, we launched the Artist Fund in 2017 to offer financial support to Artist Members. Click here to learn about successfully funded projects!

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 are accepted all year, or until the fund is depleted. Total annual amount to be awarded in this program is $1500.

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. Normally, applications are accepted all year, however, as a result of festival & conference cancellations for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, we are diverting funds from this program to expand the Public Art program in 2020.

Public Art

To assist in the realization of a public art project by contributing to the artist's fee. Application deadline May 15, 2020 for projects taking place before December 31, 2020. Due to public health recommendations to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are welcoming submissions that disseminate work and engage the public through online platforms, including websites and social media. We also are doubling the amount to be awarded in this program to $3000. Request amounts are $750 or $1500 depending on project scope.

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. This grant is made possible thanks to the support of the Huff Family Fund. Application deadline is October 15, 2020 for projects taking place before March 31, 2021.

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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