The Edmonton Arts Council is still embarrassed over having its feet put to the fire after inadvertently approving funding to a group that promotes sexual deviancy.

Last month, the EAC granted up to $1,000 for the creation of the Edmonton Sole Festival, under the impression that the money was to facilitate an R&B music event. The grant has since been withdrawn.

The EAC and festival facilitators BDSM declined to comment on the issue.