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Monday
Nov212016

What Canada Council's New Funding Model Means for Fine Craft Artists

As of next year (2017) all of the nearly 150 programs currently offered through the Canada Council will be replaced by the New Funding Model.  

The New Funding Model consists of six (6) broad programs, each with a few components.  The purpose of each program and their evaluation criteria are already online.

For more information, please visit our website, click “New Funding Model”, “Learn More”, “View the Programs”.

The “Explore and Create” program is where artists will apply for project grants.

The “Arts Across Canada” and “Arts Abroad” will be where artists apply for travel grants, among other things.

First things first
Even the way to apply becomes new as of 2017.  To start with, in early December 2016, a portal will open on our website.  All artists and organizations interested in applying for grants must create a profile in the portal as early as possible.  This is done way ahead of applying for any grant.  To create a profile, you enter your personal information and attach your artistic CV.  Your profile will be verified to determine eligibility to the new programs.  (If you were already eligible to Council, you will automatically be eligible to the new programs.) Once your eligibility has been determined, you will be able to see which programs are available to you.
 
Early December as well, the full details of the new programs will become available along with the names of Program Officers assigned to each program.

NOTE:
We are currently in a transition period, winding down current programs and lining up deadlines for the New Funding Model programs which will become effective April 1st, 2017 .

The fine craft deadline of March 1st, for professional fine craft artists, has been cancelled.  Applications will instead be submitted for the fiscal year starting April 2017.
 
Artists and organizations are invited to follow the Canada Council activities on its website or Facebook account in order to be aware of new information being made public.

Monday
Nov072016

Kudos: Leah Gravells Wins 1st Place in the International Quilt Association Fall Juried Show - Houston, TX 

Congratulations to ACC Professional member Leah Gravells on her fibre piece Summer Solstice ( 200- 3/4" strips, 42"x51") winning at this year's Quilts: A World of Beauty which is held at International Quilt Festival/Houston every fall. Leah's piece won 1st Place Art-Abstract Small category.

For more information click here

Monday
Nov072016

Kudos: Christine Pedersen Collaborates on Recycled Material Sculpture - Calgary, AB

Return, a new sculpture designed by Cory Barkman and created by Christine Pedersen, Cory Barkman and Jeff de Boer was on display in October at Market Mall in Calgary. It was commissioned for Waste Reduction Week by ABCRC. Going forward, it will be on show across the province as part of a larger campaign to promote the beauty of recycling.

For more information click here

Monday
Nov072016

Kudos: Eveline Kolijn Featured by CBC - Calgary, AB

ACC Professional Member Eveline Kolijn was the Lead Artist on the Utility Box Mentorship Program. The boxes turned out fantastic and the project was featured by CBC TV.

The Utility Box Program started in 2010 as a pilot project initiated by The City of Calgary Roads. The City is now expanding the opportunity to include community partners and engage more artists and citizens.

To watch the video click here

Wednesday
Oct262016

'Twas the Night 2016

Date: Friday, November 25 from 7-10pm
Location: Alberta Craft Council, 10186-106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

Advance tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual 'Twas the Night fundraiser event! Enjoy fantastic door prizes and discounts of up to 40% in the ACC Retail Gallery while toasting the season with delicious treats and great company. Dead String Swing with 'Trombone Audrey' will entertain with a blend of gypsy jazz, old blues and original songs.

Split Ticket Draws will include work by Mindy Andrews, Valerie Baber, Margie Davidson, Lisa Head-Harbidge, Loretta Kyle, JoAnna Lange, James Lavoie, Dana Roman,  Todd Safronovich, and Jenna Stanton.

Door prizes donated by Rapid Fire Theatre and Lit Fest.

Purchase tickets at the Alberta Craft Council or by phone (780-488-5900 or 1 800 DO CRAFT).
Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. 2 for 1 Tickets available to ACC members.