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Browse our funding opportunities to discover how AFA funding can support your personal artistic practice or your organization's arts programming or projects.

Theatre Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support a specific theatre and/or performance art project.

Major Arts Presenters Operating Funding

Deadline: Apr 1/19

Three-year funding for professional arts organizations that produce large-scale public presentations

Emerging Curator Fellowship

Deadline: Sep 16/19

This fellowship provides up to $10,000 to develop an online exhibition of Albertan visual art.

Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support a specific visual arts or new media project.

ISCP Residency in New York Funding

Deadline: Sep 4/18

This funding supports one three-month residency at the International Studio & Curatorial Program.

Public Art Galleries Operating Funding

Deadline: Apr 1/21

Three-year funding for professional organizations to program and display exhibitions of visual arts.

Film and Video Arts Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 1/19

This scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a young Albertan film and video artist.

Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

Funding of up to $15,000 to support a specific Indigenous arts project.

Artist Manager Program Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This funding supports a professional development program delivered by Canada’s Music Incubator.

Professional Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: Nov 1/19

Three-year funding to professional organizations that create and produce performing art productions.

Dr. MacEwan Literary Arts Scholarship

Deadline: Mar 1/19

This scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a young Albertan writer.

Provincial Arts Service Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: Feb 1/21

Three-year funding for member-based orgs who provide educational, promotional, and advocacy services

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Performing Arts

Deadline: Mar 1/19

This scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a young Albertan performing artist.

Film and Video Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This opportunity awards up to $15,000 for a specific film and video project.

Arts Presenting Project Funding

Deadline: Nov 22/18

Funding supporting the public presentation of professional artists by reimbursing a portion of fees.

Community Support Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: Mar 1/19

Annual funding for not-for-profit community organizations that provide arts programs and services.

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Visual Arts

Deadline: Mar 1/19

This scholarship of $5,000 is awarded annually to a young Albertan visual artist.

Summer School Project Funding

Deadline: Jul 15/19

This funding supports organizations in delivering residence-based art summer schools.

Community Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: Nov 1/18

Funding for not-for-profit community orgs that self-create and produce performing art productions.

Travel Grant for Individuals and Ensembles

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Dec 3/18, Mar 1/19, Jun 3/19

This funding provides up to $2,500 to perform or present original work outside of Alberta.

Literary Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This funding provides up to $15,000 for a specific literary arts project.

Artists and Education Funding

Deadline: Apr 1/19

This funding subsidizes fees of Alberta artists that provide arts residency projects for grades K-12

Art Acquisitions by Application

Deadline: Apr 1/19

Apply to have your artwork become part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) art collection

Organizations: Arts Project Funding

Deadline(s): Dec 3/18, Jun 3/19

This funding assists not-for-profit organizations by providing funding for a specific arts project.

Cultural Relations Individual Project Funding

Deadline: Mar 31/19

Funding to support artists who are formally invited to represent Alberta or Canada.

Music Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support a specific music project.

Dance Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 4/18, Mar 1/19

This opportunity awards up to $15,000 for a specific dance project.

Cultural Relations Organization Project Funding

Deadline: Mar 31/19

Funding to support art presentations that have been formally invited to present outside of Alberta.

Culture Days Support for Indigenous and Culturally Diverse Communities

Deadline: Aug 20/18

A one-time micro-funding opportunity for community celebrations during Alberta Culture Days 2018.

Public Art Commissions

Deadline: Oct 1/18

This funding assists organizations to administer and commission a specific public art project.