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 2017-18
$31,733,213
AFA expenditures breakdown

*Note: Expenditures for each budget line item include program support expenses. 

Grant programs
$28.7M
Collection
$1.9M
Admin, research, communication
$1.1M
Funding awarded per recipient type
823 grants to organizations
$24.1M
333 grants to individuals
$3.1M
Funding approved by region

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NORTHWEST 38 GRANTS $0.7M NORTHEAST 6 GRANTS $0.1M NORTH CENTRAL 53 GRANTS $0.5M SOUTH 90 GRANTS $1.3M CENTRAL 114 GRANTS $1.4M EDMONTON 399 GRANTS $10.9M CALGARY 453 GRANTS $12.2M

Funding by region

Northwest
38 grants
$0.7M
North Central
53 grants
$0.5M
Northeast
6 grants
$0.1M
Central
114 grants
$1.4M
South
90 grants
$1.3M
Edmonton
399 grants
$10.9M
Calgary
453 grants
$12.2M
Funding awarded by program
Program name
$ amount ( grants awarded / eligible applications)
Professional Performing Arts Organizations
$8,632,000.0051 / 51
Community Support Organizations
$2,600,000.00128 / 128
Arts Presenting
$2,454,250.00177 / 177
Community Performing Arts Organizations
$1,941,000.00193 / 193
Public Art Galleries
$1,878,450.0018 / 18
Major Arts Presenters
$1,600,750.0013 / 13
Provincial Arts Service Organizations
$1,180,000.008 / 8
Cultural Industries Operating
$1,156,000.0033 / 33
Arts and Education
$936,354.00137 / 137
Music Individual Project Grants
$759,084.0095 / 329
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grants
$746,495.0071 / 259
Organization Arts Projects
$706,694.0045 / 96
Film Individual Project Grants
$458,829.0037 / 145
Cultural Industries Support
$405,000.004 / 4
Summer Schools
$397,790.005 / 6
Theatre Individual Project Grants
$321,461.0037 / 113
Dance Individual Project Grants
$292,312.0040 / 101
Literary Individual Project Grants
$275,415.0031 / 120
Indigenous Arts Individual Project Grants
$174,533.0017 / 45
Cultural Industries Project
$103,562.007 / 20
Projects Development
$50,000.001 / 1
Cultural Relations- Organizations
$44,369.803 / 3
Cultural Relations- Individual
$26,272.003 / 9
Arts Awards
$10,000.002 / 4

Northwest Funding

32 grants to organizations: $634,229.63

6 grants to individuals: $48,248.37

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

Population as of 2016: 190,906

Northeast Funding

6 grants to organizations: $121,881.85

Includes municipalities of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan and Anzac.

Population as of 2016: 64,165

N. Central Funding

49 grants to organizations: $458,320.90

4 grants to individuals: $30,257.00

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

97 grants to organizations: $1,252,721.55

17 grants to individuals: $117,228.56

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

72 grants to organizations: $1,146,892.70

18 grants to individuals: $186,281.38

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

Population as of 2016: 361,950

Edmonton Funding

260 grants to organizations: $9,668,715.14

139 grants to individuals: $1,277,438.41

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

Population as of 2016: 1,238,502

Calgary Funding

307 grants to organizations: $10,803.716.66

146 grants to individuals: $1,393,740.81

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

Population as of 2016: 1,454,520