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The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is a not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton. It was founded in 1995 and is supported through an agreement with the City of Edmonton.
The EAC's mandate is to increase the profile and involvement of arts and culture in all aspects of our community life through activities that:
-Invest in Edmonton festivals, arts organizations and individual artists through municipal, corporate and private funding.
-Represent Edmonton’s arts community to government and other agencies and provide expert advice on issues that affect the arts.
-Build partnerships and initiate projects that strengthen our community.
-Create awareness of the quality, variety and value of artistic work produced in Edmonton.
The EAC works with the City, its agencies, and the arts community in Edmonton for the benefit of all citizens. Core programs and services for Edmontonians include managing a suite of investment programs for individual artists and arts and festival organizations, managing the City of Edmonton Public Art Policy and Public Art Collection, TIX on the Square, community programming in Edmonton neighbourhoods, and other special projects.