Tracing Connections in River Crossing Arts & Heritage Grant

Deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2018


The City of Edmonton, in partnership with the Edmonton Heritage Council, the Edmonton Arts Council, and the Rossdale Community League, are excited to announce the launch of a new arts and heritage pilot grant program: Tracing Connections in River Crossing.

The River Crossing area in West Rossdale is at the heart of our city. Historically, the River Crossing area has been a place of gathering, commerce and reflection for generations of First Nations peoples, Métis, Franco-Albertan, Scottish and other cultural groups. Today, it serves a tangible reminder of the rich layers of history and cultural experience interwoven by the diverse peoples and activities that have shaped our city.

Through the pilot  Tracing Connections in River Crossing arts and heritage grant program, our aim is to interpret and express through arts, heritage, or culture, the themes and perspectives identified in the River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan.

Project outcomes should connect artists, heritage and cultural practitioners with the Rossdale neighbourhood or Indigenous organizations. Outcomes may be as diverse as an event (e.g. festival, tour, community celebration), artwork (e.g. mural, video, sculpture), or an interpretive installation, program or publication that is accessible to a wide audience of Edmontonians and communities with a connection to the River Crossing area.

Funding for this pilot grant program has been provided by the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Arts Council, and the Edmonton Heritage Council’s Edmonton City As Museum Project.

Who is eligible?

The grant is open to individuals and groups. In the spirit of accessibility, any of the following arrangements may be considered:

  • Individual artist, educator, heritage practitioner, or knowledge keeper
  • Registered non-profit society
  • Indigenous community or related organizations
  • collective of individuals working alone or in partnership with an artist, heritage/cultural practitioner, Indigenous Nation, or related organizations, or the Rossdale Community League.

Eligible expenses?

The grant may be awarded, subject to the availability of funds, for 100% of the total project costs, up to a maximum of $10,000, directly associated with the development and production of an event, artwork, or interpretive outcome representing the heritage of the area, and its unique history, culture, or sense of place to the community. More information on eligible expenses can be found in the Information document below.

How do I apply?

Stage 1: Closed

Stage 2: Closed. Full applications were evaluated by a peer jury in June 2018 and successful grant recipients were notified in July 2018. Successful grant recipients  will have until the end of 2018 to complete their work.


For more information, please contact Danielle Dolgoy, Operations Coordinator at the Edmonton Heritage Council, at or by phone at 780-429-0166 (ext. 233).