Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards

Learn more about scholarships, fellowships, and award programs offered and/or managed by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Scholarships

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta Culture offer scholarship programs designed to support the development of young Albertans in the film and video, literary, performing and visual arts.

The deadline for all four scholarship programs is March 1 annually.

Film and Video Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts to a young Albertan who demonstrates talent and potential along with clear educational or training goals in the film and video arts. One scholarship is awarded annually to a young Albertan 25 years of age or younger. The value of the scholarship is $5000.

Read the Film and Video Arts scholarship guidelines

Dr. MacEwan Literary Arts Scholarship​

This scholarship is awarded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts to a young Albertan who demonstrates talent and potential along with clear educational or training goals in the literary arts. One scholarship is awarded annually to a young Albertan 25 years of age or younger. The value of the scholarship is $5000.

Read the Dr. MacEwan Literary Arts Scholarship guidelines

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Performing Arts

This scholarship is awarded by Alberta Culture to a student who demonstrates talent and potential along with clear educational or training goals in the performing arts. One scholarship is awarded annually to a young Albertan 25 years of age or younger. The value of the scholarship is $5000.

Read the Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Performing Arts guidelines

Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Visual Arts

This scholarship is awarded by Alberta Culture to a student who demonstrates talent and potential along with clear educational or training goals in the visual arts. One scholarship is awarded annually to a young Albertan 25 years of age or younger. The value of the scholarship is $5000.

Read the Queen's Golden Jubilee Scholarship for Visual Arts guidelines

Did you know?

The Government of Alberta offers a variety of student scholarships and awards every year.Visit the Alberta Student Aid website for a full list of opportunities, listed alphabetically or by deadline. 

Fellowships

The Fellowship for Emerging Curators

This fellowship is designed to support the growth and development of curatorial talent by providing up to $10,000 by contracting up to two individuals or ensembles of individuals to develop an online exhibition of Albertan visual art. This initiative is intended to bring a new perspective to the artworks and artists featured in the AFA collection.

Read the Emerging Curators Fellowship proposal guidelines.

Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert Fellowship for Indigenous Curators 

In 2018, the AFA announced a one-time fellowship designed to support the growth and development of curatorial talent and enhance representation of Indigenous artists in the AFA collection. This fellowship will provide an opportunity for the recipient to research and work with Indigenous artists and potentially increase representation in the AFA collection through curatorial acquisition. 

Learn more about the fellowship.

Awards

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts is currently not accepting nominations for the Marion Nicholl Visual Arts Award, the Grant MacEwan Literary Arts Award and the Tommy Banks Performing Arts Award until further notice.