ELEPHANT Artist Relief Society

Helping artists be artists in Calgary


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LEND US YOUR EAR !!   —   for $500!

Call to Calgary-based Artists & Designers!

In collaboration with Alberta Printmakers (A/P) Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is pleased to announce the First Annual Lend Us Your Ear T-shirt design contest and show

 In the spirit of “Helping artists BE artists in Calgary,” EAR will award one local artist with our undying gratitude, great exposure, and a $500 artist fee!

 DEADLINE:   April 7, 2015, 11:59 pm MST.  (two weeks plus the Easter weekend!)

Design requirements:

Your unique representation of a human ear

A simple graphic design with two colours —  on white background.

You will also need to include the following text in your design:

•           www.elephantartistrelief.com

•           Helping artists BE artists in Calgary

To enter please send your complete design as low-res JPG file (no greater than 1MB) to  –elephantartistrelief@gmail.com




EAR is pleased to announce a new fund called the REBOUND FUND available to Calgary-based individual artists in any discipline who are facing extraordinary health, social, or financial crises. Application Guidelines and Forms are available on the EAR website:


Following the June 2013 flood in Calgary, Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild, an ad-hoc team of Alberta funding agencies, raised funds and distributed financial awards to individual artists and arts organizations. Besides the artists and organizations helped through the fund, an ongoing legacy fund was created.

Elephant Artist Relief (EAR) was invited by Alberta Arts Rebuild to take on the administration of this new fund. EAR is proud to fill this role. In addition to helping artists with emergency funding for over 7 years, EAR played a significant role in the early response to the flood with its own special flood emergency funding for artists, and became part of the umbrella Arts Rebuild fund. The new “Rebound Fund”, carries that important work forward to continue to assist this city’s dedicated artists who make Calgary such a vibrant arts community.

Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) is a registered charity that provides practical resources to Calgary visual artists in order to help sustain their wellbeing and livelihood, contributing to a vibrant cultural community.

Under the tag line “Helping Artist BE Artists in Calgary,” EAR envisions a healthy arts community ensuring a continued and rich cultural landscape for us all.

For more information, please email elephantartistrelief@gmail.com


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