Festivals and Events Grant

Downtown Festivals and Events  Grant

Downtown Festivals and Events Grant

DBA helps promote Downtown Edmonton through festival sponsorship

Are you planning to host an arts and cultural event in Downtown Edmonton in 2021? The Downtown Business Association provides grants of up to $5,000 to small-scale events and large-scale festivals that contribute to the vibrancy and support Downtown businesses. We believe that the changes to our 2020/2021 festival landscape actually open up unique opportunities for many new and creative small-scale events that can draw people Downtown in a controlled, COVID-safe way and elevate the Downtown experience for everyone. 


The 2021 Downtown Festivals and Events Grant program temporarily replaces the Downtown Festival Grant program. This new program is available to support both small-scale events and large festivals operated by not-forprofit arts organizations, recognized arts societies and collectives, community groups, as well as small businesses who operate in the arts, culture & events space.

Funding is available through two streams. 1. Small-Scale Events Stream 2. Large-Scale Festivals Stream

Learn more about the Festivals and Events Grant program and download application here. 

Applications are now closed.