Are you passionate about Alberta’s arts and indigenous arts communities and looking to make a contribution? We’re seeking two Arts Development Consultants to fill the following positions:
- Indigenous Arts Development Consultant
- Visual Arts Development Consultant
Reporting to the Director, Arts Development, these positions are responsible for grant management and for providing policy and development services to the following Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) grant streams:
As part of the Arts Development team, the successful candidates will support the growth of Alberta’s arts community by providing expert advice to internal and external stakeholders and contacts as it relates to Ministry and AFA policies, services, and strategies.
Arts Development Consultants are also responsible for implementing workshops and events that foster and augment sector growth across the province and for liaising with provincial and national contacts to ensure that Ministry and AFA strategies reflect current issues/trends in the arts industry.
To view the full job ad for each of these positions and to apply, please visit the Government of Alberta’s website at jobs.alberta.ca and search for the following job ID numbers:
- Indigenous Arts Development Consultant – Job ID 1045717
- Visual Arts Development Consultant – Job ID 1045713
Deadline to apply: November 14, 2017.
The AFA Board of Directors is pleased to share that its 2017-18 budget has been approved by the Minister of Culture and Tourism.
As part of Budget 2017, funding for the AFA was increased by $5 million this year, for a total of $31.6 million for 2017-18. In response, the AFA developed a budget that supports greater access, excellence, and sustainability of the arts sector, and seeks to increase funding for as many stakeholders as possible.
The difficult economic climate in Alberta last year caused considerable strain on our artists and arts organizations. Through targeted increases to many of our programs, we are working to help provide stability for our community.
Arts organizations will receive additional operational and project support to help weather the continuing economic challenges caused by the steep decline in global oil prices. More individual artists applying for project funding will receive AFA support.
We would also like to note that the Artists and Education project opportunity budget will be restored to 2015 funding levels. The AFA Board feels it is important continue to support this program’s successes and will also work to develop a long-term strategy to promote youth engagement in the arts.
The Board of Directors would again like to recognize the Government of Alberta for its investment in the AFA this year. This investment makes a strong statement about the value of the arts to Alberta’s culture sector, to economic diversification and to Albertans’ quality of life.
We are proud to support Alberta’s arts sector, and will continue to listen and respond to the needs of our community.
If you have questions about a specific funding opportunity, please contact us.
AFA Budget 2015-16
As announced in the Government of Alberta 2015-16 budget, the AFA received a $26.6 million allocation from Alberta Culture and Tourism. This represents a 5% cut in funding.
The AFA Board of Directors will be meeting in early April to discuss the AFA budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. No decisions have been made at this time in regards to the AFA budget.
We will share the AFA plan for our funding allocation with clients through the AFA website, AFA Newswire, Twitter and Facebook following the April AFA Board of Directors meeting.
The AFA Board of Directors is aware of the delicate fiscal ecology of the sector and will strive to balance the different needs associated with operating funding and project grants.
All grant stream intakes and existing commitments will proceed as scheduled.