Help and resources

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

Download the Front Office User Guide and discover additional AFA resources. 

GATE Front Office User Guide

The AFA only accepts applications through the Front Office portal of the Grant Administration Tracking and Evaluation (GATE) online application system.

In 2021, the AFA upgraded GATE Front Office. Our user guide will help you navigate the system.

Download an updated user guide

Resources for individual artists

The AFA accepts applications from individuals twice per year. This resource highlights important information, answers general questions, and provides helpful tips about AFA project grants for individuals.

  • Please read the program guidelines for your grant before you apply.

Resources for organizations

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