Edmonton Arts Council announces the recipients of the 2020 Artist Trust Fund Awards

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(ANNews) – The Edmonton Arts Council recently announced the recipients of the Edmonton Trust Fund awards for 2020.

“We are delighted to celebrate 20 remarkable local artists that call the Edmonton region home,” said Sanjay Shahani, Executive Director of the Edmonton Arts Council. “These artists excel in their disciplines and are constantly working to broaden and promote the Edmonton arts community. The recipients help make Edmonton a vibrant and engaging city, alive with arts and culture.”

The Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) is a joint project of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation. The EATF is designed to invest in Edmonton’s creative professionals and to encourage artists to stay in our community.

The funds are intended to offset living and working expenses, allowing the artist to devote a concentrated period of time to their artistic activities, career enhancement and/or development.

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients,” said Martin Garber-Conrad, CEO of Edmonton Community Foundation. “We look forward to watching these artists’ careers grow as they continue shaping our city.”

The $15,000 awards provide financial stability for artists to renew, develop, create or experiment. These awards are supported by the proceeds from the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund, held by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

“The Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) recognizes an artist’s work and contribution to the community,” said the Edmonton’s Arts Council in a media release.

Many Indigenous people were honoured with the award, such as:

Visit grants.edmontonarts.ca for more information about the Edmonton Arts Council grants and awards programs.

Jake Cardinal is a Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for Alberta Native News.

Jacob Cardinal , Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Alberta Native News