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HCIP Deadlines and More
Please visit our website’s grants page for complete recent updates to Heritage Community Investment Program (next deadlines: February 5). New grant guidelines, application forms, budget forms and more are now available on the respective pages for the new Research & Planning, Change Capital, and Career Development streams, as well as the updated Project Accelerator stream.
In 2020, EHC introduced some changes to HCIP in response to community feedback and the need for greater accessibility in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the importance of better alignment with Connections & Exchanges: A 10-Year Plan to Transform Arts & Heritage in Edmonton. This new webpage includes a summary of all HCIP recipients throughout 2020. We also recently announced the latest round of Project Accelerator funding recipients.
If you have any questions about our grants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wide Angle Lens Q&A and Guest Speakers
The Edmonton Heritage Council has teamed up with internationally recognized heritage consultant and course instructor Catherine C. Cole to present a new series of 90-minute virtual workshops over the span of several months in 2020 and 2021. Get the full picture of what it takes to plan and deliver community heritage projects with Wide Angle Lens: Empowering Community Heritage Practices. Before signing up to audit the remaining sessions for free, read this new Q&A with Catherine C. Cole, addressing a few questions about the January 14 session Working ‘With’ and ‘In’ Communities. Remaining topics include Research (February 11, 2021; audit the 2:00 or 7:00 PM session), and The Final Product (March 11, 2020; audit the 2:00 or 7:00 PM session). Registration details and more information.
This new webinar series developed in part out of a 2019 series coordinated by Soni Dasmohapatra, whose report on last year’s capacity-building workshops is available here. Videos summarizing the course will be made publicly available after the program’s completion.
Adriana Davies Named First Heritage Writers’ Reserve Recipient
Congratulations to Dr. Adriana Davies, the inaugural recipient of EHC’s Heritage Writers’ Reserve Award. Read the full announcement about the work Dr. Davies is undertaking with the book From Sojourners to Citizens: Alberta’s Italian History. This initial award of $10,000 to Dr. Davies supports the publication and distribution of the manuscript, which covers over 140 years of Italian history in Alberta, through demographic, ethnic, labour, gender, urban, and rural perspectives.
The Edmonton Heritage Council has undertaken a number of initiatives that explore Edmonton’s past and present, and look toward the city’s future with the goal of providing Edmontonians a deeper understanding of who they are.
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