Date: Feb 28, 2022

A Message from AFA Board Chair Mary Rozsa de Coquet

On February 24, the Alberta government announced details of its 2022-23 budget. In Budget 2022, the allocation for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) was maintained at $25.6 million which represents continued vital support for Alberta’s arts sector.

With the funding commitment from government confirmed, the AFA Board of Directors will now develop a 2022-23 budget, recognizing that it continues to be a time of extreme uncertainty for the arts sector. Once spending priorities are approved, we will communicate our funding approach to the community later in the spring.

The AFA is committed to being a source of stability for Alberta arts organizations and artists with the resources we have. Input received throughout the past year from the arts community, including during our engagement process in April 2021 and interviews conducted by our Pluralism implementation consultants, Parodos Social Marketing, will help inform this year’s spending plan. In addition, the AFA looks forward to formally engaging with clients and stakeholders again this year as we develop a new three-year strategic plan to guide the Foundation.

The AFA board appreciates the feedback we receive from the arts community and looks forward to serving the sector in the coming year. 

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