Increase to AFA artist grants

Date: Jun 25, 2024

Deadline: Sep 3, 2024 - 11:45 pm

Eligible artists in Alberta can now apply to the AFA for a project grant for up to $18,000. The next deadline to apply is September 3. 

This increase is part of the AFA’s 2024-25 budget, which was increased by Alberta’s government in Budget 2024 by 18% to $30.1 million. Read more about our spending plan.

If you submitted your application before June 24

If you already applied to the September 1 deadline and you have questions about if this change impacts your specific application, please reach out to your grant consultant for more information.

As a reminder, project expenses incurred before final submission of your grant application are ineligible for AFA funding.

First time applicants

If you have never applied for an AFA grant, visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions and find additional grant resources for individual artists.

The AFA supports artists through seven discipline-specific Individual Project Funding Opportunities for Dance, Film & Video, Indigenous Arts, Literary Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts and New Media. Each funding opportunity supports arts activities in in art production (artistic and cultural creation), research, marketing, or training and career development.

The AFA only accepts applications through GATE Front Office online application system. First-time applicants will require a username and password. Email to obtain your login information at least five business days prior to the application deadline.

Please include:

  • your legal name
  • the funding opportunity to which you are applying
  • your email address

Your username and password will be sent to the email address provided.

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