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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.

Art Acquisitions by Application

Deadline: Apr 1/21

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

Arts Presenting Project Funding

Deadline: Dec 1/20

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

Community Support Organizations Operating Funding

Deadline: Mar 1/21

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

Cultural Relations Individual Project Funding

Deadline: Dec 31/22

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

Cultural Relations Organization Project Funding

Deadline: Dec 31/22

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

Emerging Curator Fellowship

Deadline: Sep 13/21

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

ISCP Residency in New York Funding

Deadline: Sep 1/20

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

Organizations: Arts Project Funding

Deadline(s): Jun 1/20, Dec 1/20

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

Public Art Commissions

Deadline: Oct 1/20

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

Public Art Galleries Operating Funding

Deadline: Apr 1/21

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

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Visual Arts

Deadline: Mar 1/21

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

Summer School Project Funding

Deadline: Jul 15/20

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

Travel Grant for Individuals and Ensembles

Deadline(s): Jun 1/20, Sep 1/20, Dec 1/20, Mar 1/21

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

Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Funding

Deadline(s): Sep 1/20, Mar 1/21

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