Help and resources

Browse our support materials and helpful tips to help tailor a successful arts funding application.

The AFA's online grant application system is undergoing a significant version upgrade, which includes a new design and look of the Front Office portal. Front Office is the name of the GATE portal you use to apply for an AFA grant or submit a report.

Download the new user guide

  • You will need the user guide to help you navigate the system. (Old user guides found in the program guidelines are now obsolete and will be deleted soon.)
  • Have questions? Browse Front Office FAQs.

Application writing tips for individual artists

This tip sheet is designed to help you complete your application as efficiently as possible. Please ensure you also review the current guidelines for your discipline-specific project funding before beginning your application. You may also wish to review examples of application components provided for each discipline (where available).

Video audition tips

Artists applying for individual project funding to support training or career development in dance or theatre are required to submit audition videos to support their applications. Here are some tips to help you make a good impression on the expert panel!

Upcoming Grant Workshops

Arts Development consultants travel Alberta throughout the year to share tips and advice for preparing your grant application. This page will be updated as new information comes available.

Resources for organizations

Find resources and helpful advice for arts organizations about governance, financial accountability, and strategic planning.