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The Arts Development Fund is designed to help support and encourage the development of local artists and provide scholarships to developing artists to assist in taking them to the next level of development, expression, or performance. Under the Arts Development Fund there have been four awards established under specific categories:

  • Arts Development Festival Funding
  • Arts Development Individual Project Funding
  • Arts Development Major Project Funding
  • Arts Development Scholarships

For more information and to find out how to apply for any of these awards, please click on their corresponding links below:

Arts Development Festival Funding

  • Application Deadline: The first business day after January 1st of each year
    • If the fund is not expended on the January deadline, there will be a second deadline of October 1st of each year.

Arts Development Individual Project Funding

  • Application Deadlines: March 1st and October 1st of each year

Arts Development Major Project Funding

  • Application Deadline: The first business day after January 1st of each year

Arts Development Scholarships

  • Application Deadlines: March 1st and October 1st of each year

Community Funding

2010 Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund

  • Offers up to $12,000 in funding to bring new and exciting recreation, sporting and/or cultural events for youth to Grande Prairie and region. Funding is rewarded to new events (1st year) or a sporting or cultural event that does not occur each year.

Community Group Funding

  • Funding to various community groups or agencies who provide programs and services that benefit the City of Grande Prairie and its residents. This is a partnership between the City and the groups or agencies for our community.
  • Application Deadline: July 15th, 2018

Large Scale Tourism Events Funding

  • Funding to festivals and sporting events that have a tourism draw of 100 km or greater, resulting in at least 35% of attendance by visitors to our community.
  • Application Deadline: March 1st of each year.
    Please note: The 2018 application deadline has been extended to allow for recent changes to the Policy and Procedure. Deadline for 2018 submission of applications is May 14, 2018.

Pursuit of Excellence Funding

Recognition Awards

Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

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  • The Bill Bowes Volunteer Organization of the Year award recognizes volunteer organizations or foundations in Grande Prairie that have provided outstanding contributions to the community through meritorious service, voluntary contributions and exemplary community development having a direct, positive effect on residents of the City of Grande Prairie.
  • Application Deadline: October 1st of each year, for the current year
  • Extended: December 1, 2018

George Repka Outstanding Achievement AwardGeorge Repka Award Logo

  • The George Repka Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals who may not have won a provincial, national or international event, but have made a major contribution in the areas of recreation, culture, or social services to the community.
  • Application Deadline: October 1st of each year, for the current year.
  • Extended: December 1, 2018
Last updated: 11/15/2018 4:34:56 PM