The EAP officially begins with the application process. Hopeful participants must complete the application form provided online. We generally receive applications from all around the province of Alberta.
A team of adjudicators is then assembled to look at a variety of factors — not just artistic factors — and a shortlist of potential participants is selected. Shortlisted artists participate in a more extensive second round of the application process and after a difficult deliberation process, we identify our program participants.
Selected applicants then meet with POM team members and we begin an official intake process to discuss outcomes and to identify what goals the artist wishes to accomplish during their tenure in the program.