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Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts

Celebrating excellence in fine crafts


The Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts supports many special initiatives of the Canadian crafts community.

What is this prize?

The Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts assists non-profit visual arts and fine craft organizations and fine crafts professionals in undertaking projects that contribute to an understanding of the fine crafts in Canada via three program components:

  • research and policy development assistance (for organizations and individuals)
  • special project assistance (for organizations)
  • pre-publication assistance (for organizations)

Who created this prize?

This fund was established in 1985 with a contribution from the late Mrs. Chalmers, who left a $500,000 endowment to the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414 ext. 5265


March 2023


Prize amount

$5,000 –

By application

Updated guidelines will be posted 2 months prior to the deadline. Submit your application by email to chalmers-prizes@canadacouncil.ca.

Cumulative list of winners

We are committed to equity in all our activities, including the administration of our prizes and awards.


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