The Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund (EATF) is a joint project of the Edmonton Arts Council and the Edmonton Community Foundation. The EATF invests in emerging and established Edmonton artists, allowing them a concentrated period of time to devote to their artistic work.
The EATF was established in 1997 by three founding donations of $100,000 each. These donations were made by John and Barbara Poole, the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Clifford E. Lee Foundation.
The City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council established the Cultural Diversity in the Arts Program in 2008 in recognition that diversity is a source of strength and vitality in the arts. This program provides annual awards to encourage and support Edmonton artists from ethnically diverse cultural backgrounds, and to engage those artists in the broader Edmonton community.
Yukari was presented with the award on April 5, 2011 at City Hall. The Edmonton Journal covered the story and you can read it on-line through this link: City of Edmonton hands out awards to artists