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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.

*Prize Currently Suspended*

This prize is currently suspended, as the Council reviews its suite of prizes in order to best serve artists and artistic communities. Stay tuned for updates about this prize dedicated to fine crafts.

Did you know? Most of the activities supported by the Jean A. Chalmers Fund for the Crafts are supported by our granting programs with larger budget maximums. Please refer to our granting programs for more information.

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.

Additional information

Cumulative list of winners [148 KB]

The Canada Council is committed to equity in all its activities, including the administration of prizes and awards.


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