ELEPHANT Artist Relief Society

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Elephant Artist Relief to administer legacy funds:

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 This group is pleased to announce that, besides the artists and organizations helped through the fund, an ongoing legacy fund has been created.

Elephant Artist Relief (EAR) has been invited by Alberta Arts Rebuild to take on the administration of this new fund. EAR is proud to fill this role, and will offer funding support to Calgary-based individual artists in any discipline who are facing extraordinary health, social, or financial crises (including, but not limited to, any further flood-related issues). EAR’s original emergency fund will also remain in place.

EAR played a significant role in the early response to the flood with its own special emergency funding for artists, and became part of the umbrella Arts Rebuild fund. This “legacy fund,” yet to be named, carries that important work forward to continue to assist this city’s dedicated artists who make Calgary such a vibrant arts community.

EAR builds on seven years as Calgary’s only emergency resource organization for visual artists, and is pleased to expand its ability to address the concerns of all Calgary artists for the life of this special project. More information on deadlines and other parameters of the fund coming soon – watch for news on EAR’s website.

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.

AND….Don’t Forget….
One day only!
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Venue provided by EMMEDIA
Second Floor, (#203)
351 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB

Registration Fee / EAR donation of $10 per person
Register by email to elephantartistrelief@gmail.com


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