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The Purpose of this Scholarship is to

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  • Support and encourage the development of local artists and groups involved in the arts.
  • Support programs/projects which foster and promote the enjoyment of visual, literary and performing arts by local artists and groups that contribute to the cultural fabric of the community (e.g. exhibitions, displays, preservation of art)
  • Provide scholarships to developing artists to assist in taking them to the next level of development, expression or performance
  • Consider one time only, unique opportunities for capital development locally. 

Apply for the Arts Development Scholarships

Applications will be considered every year as funds allow. The deadline for receipt of funding applications is March 1st and October 1st of each year. Committee sits approximately 1 month after the deadline.

Individual Arts Development Scholarships can be applied for each year the applicant is in school. Applicants will be notified following the Committee’s decision. The Committee’s decisions will be final; grants could be conditional. Applicants are advised that if successful here, their request will not be considered under any other grant process administered by the City.

An application form has been developed in order to clarify the process and to help ensure that all applications are complete in accordance with established criteria. 

Arts Development Scholarship Application Form*

*Please note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader XI or higher to save information into the form and submit it electronically.

Application Deadline

March 1st and October 1st of each year as funds allow. Any funds not allocated on the first deadline will be available for the second. Applications must be received on or before the application deadline or they cannot be considered.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. One application is required per individual.
  2. A current resume / portfolio must be included with the application.
  3. The individual must be based in the community or immediate area.
  4. The individual must have demonstrated a level of achievement in their chosen field of study.
  5. The applicant must demonstrate how they will attain the next level of artistic development.
  6. Arts Development Scholarships may be applied for each year the applicant is in school.
  7. Wherever possible, recipients are requested to acknowledge funding received from the City of Grande Prairie Arts Development fund in related advertising or promotional materials.

Application Requirements

All submissions are to be submitted as electronic attachments emailed to

  • Completed Application Form
  • Minimum of two letters that attest to your artistic ability (include contact information)
  • An example of your work (i.e. excerpt of writing, sound recording, slides, images, portfolio, etc.)
  • Current Resume

Reporting Requirements

  • Reports are not required from Scholarship Recipients.

For further information please contact

Arts Development Committee
c/o Culture and Heritage Department
PO Bag 4000 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3

Phone: (780) 830-7090
Fax: (780) 831-7371
Last updated: 12/14/2017 11:09:50 AM