David Dodge, EFCL District B

David Dodge EFCL Past President and past district rep for Lago Lindo, Kilkenny, McLeod, Evansdale, Northmount, Londonderry, Steele Heights, Balwin, Killarney, Delwood, Glengarry, Rosslyn, Belvedere community leagues in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Rob Agostinis

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Living Local Arts Grants for Community Leagues - Act Soon!

Have a hankering for art in your community?

Have you always wanted to do an arts or heritage project in your Community League? You can see it now, a sculpture, an art mural, a young musicians workshop/performance or how about a series of historic photos that tell the story of your community's history?

Examples of qualifying projects:
• an event (festival, community celebration)
• artwork (mural, book, video, musical recording)
• interpretive presentation (exhibit, interpretive program, publication, performance)

The Living Local 2011 Neighbourhood Arts and Heritage Grants will provide up to $20,000 towards your project.
All you need to do is hook up with an artist/writer/musician in your community, write up your project and apply!

John Mahon, Executive Direct of the Edmonton Arts Council explaining the Community League Arts and Heritage grants program at the Riverdale Community League on Monday, Sept. 26. Photo Allan Shute, Riverdale Community League.
Here's the deal: 
  1. The artist must reside in the Community League where the project is to take place
  2. Up to $20,000 is available to be matched with 1/3 from the league (for a $30,000 project) – you can do smaller projects, but 1/3 of the money comes from the league
  3. You must host a community event to share, celebrate or launch the arts or heritage project
  4. Application deadline is November 18 - decisions will be made by December 12 and projects must be completed by June 30
There is $80,000 available for matching from the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Heritage Council. 
So find yourself an artist, get that idea down on paper – and who knows you could be sprucing up your community with an incredible arts or heritage project!
For more information and project
application forms, visit:
www.edmontonheritage.ca  www.edmontonarts.ca  Or contact:
David Ridley, Program Manager
Edmonton Heritage Council
780.429.0166 ext. 232

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