Impact of funding

Explore an interactive visual overview of how AFA funding is distributed across the province to support Alberta's arts community.

AFA expenditures 2021-22
$26,217,000
AFA expenditures breakdown
Grant programs
$22.6M
Art Collection
$2.5M
Admin, research, communication
$1.2M
Funding awarded per recipient type
567 grants to organizations
$19.3M
264 grants to individuals
$2.8M
Funding awarded by region
NORTHWEST 23 GRANTS $0.4M NORTHEAST 7 GRANTS $0.1M NORTH CENTRAL 25 GRANTS $0.3M SOUTH 60 GRANTS $0.8M CENTRAL 61 GRANTS $0.7M EDMONTON 315 GRANTS $9.4M CALGARY 339 GRANTS $10.4M

Funding by region

Northwest
23 grants
$0.4M
North Central
25 grants
$0.3M
Northeast
7 grants
$0.1M
Central
61 grants
$0.7M
South
60 grants
$0.8M
Edmonton
315 grants
$9.4M
Calgary
339 grants
$10.4M
Funding awarded by program
Program name
$ amount ( grants awarded / eligible applications)
Professional Performing Arts Organizations
$8,652,930.0051 / 51
Community Support Organizations
$2,500,000.00139 / 139
Major Arts Presenters
$1,725,000.0012 / 12
Community Performing Arts Organizations
$1,689,600.00160 / 161
Public Art Galleries
$1,655,000.0017 / 17
Provincial Arts Service Organizations
$1,180,000.008 / 8
Film and Video Individual Project Grants
$797,821.0093 / 299
Music Individual Project Grants
$761,497.0077 / 177
Arts Presenting
$738,982.0082 / 82
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grants
$500,021.0049 / 194
Organization Activation Projects
$500,000.0032 / 43
Artists and Education
$474,958.0061 / 102
Literary Individual Project Grants
$381,407.0031 / 143
Theatre Individual Project Grants
$195,685.0015 / 59
Dance Individual Project Grants
$180,840.0018 / 66
Indigenous Arts Individual Project Grants
$177,800.0013 / 58
Summer Schools
$157,883.004 / 8
Projects Development
$50,000.001 / 1
Arts Awards
$10,000.002 / 3

Northwest Funding

21 grants to organizations: $337,695.64

2 grants to individuals: $24,990.00

Includes municipalities of Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, High Level, High Prairie, Peace River and Slave Lake.

Population as of 2016: 190,906

Northeast Funding

7 grants to organizations: $116,808.83

Includes municipalities of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan and Anzac.

Population as of 2016: 64,165

N. Central Funding

22 grants to organizations: $217,549.88

3 grants to individuals: $44,960.00

Includes municipalities of Athabasca, Barrhead, Bonnyville, Calling Lake, Cold Lake, Edson, Hinton, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, Westlock and Whitecourt.

Population as of 2016: 273,622

Central Funding

47 grants to organizations: $568,042.67

14 grants to individuals: $150,761.5

Includes municipalities of Camrose, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Lloydminster, Olds, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Vermillion, Wainwright and Wetaskiwin.

Population as of 2016: 479,030

Southern Funding

45 grants to organizations: $647,840.96

15 grants to individuals: $140,123.97

Includes municipalities of Brooks, Crowsnest Pass, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Pincher Creek and Taber.

Population as of 2016: 361,950

Edmonton Funding

211 grants to organizations: $8,334,973.59

104 grants to individuals: $1,089,790.47

Includes municipalities of Edmonton, Leduc, St. Albert, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.

Population as of 2016: 1,238,502

Calgary Funding

213 grants to organizations: $9,051,446.74

126 grants to individuals: $1,322,663.21

Includes municipalities of Airdrie, Banff, Okotoks, Calgary, Canmore and Claresholm.

Population as of 2016: 1,454,520