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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).

Prize amount

$5,000 – $7,000

How to qualify

Apply to the Council.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from all applicants.

For eligibility criteria, the application form and further information, see the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts Guidelines.



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Who created this prize?

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

Further Information

Jennifer Cherniack

Program Officer, Prizes

E-mail: jennifer.cherniack@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 5265

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

March, 2018


Prize Amount

$5,000 –

By Application

Cumulative list of winners

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