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Browse AFA grants and other funding opportunities. Note: AFA has approved its 2021-22 spending plan, and some programs have been affected. Review frequently asked questions.

Art Acquisitions by Application

Deadline: April 1, 2022

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

Artist Manager Program Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

Artists and Education Funding

Deadline: May 2, 2022

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

Arts Presenting Project Funding

Deadline: December 1, 2021

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

Community Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: October 3, 2022

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

Community Support Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Dance Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

Dr. MacEwan Literary Arts Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Film and Video Arts Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Film and Video Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

Indigenous Arts Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

ISCP Residency in New York Funding

Deadline: September 1, 2022

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

Literary Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

Major Arts Presenters Operating Funding

Deadline: April 1, 2022

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

Music Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

Organization Activation Projects Funding

Deadline: December 1, 2021

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

Professional Performing Arts Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: November 1, 2022

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

Provincial Arts Service Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: February 1, 2024

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

Public Art Galleries Operating Funding

Deadline: April 2, 2024

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

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Performing Arts

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Visual Arts

Deadline: March 1, 2022

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

Summer School Project Funding

Deadline: July 15, 2022

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

Theatre Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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

Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): March 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

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