Tag Archives: Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Visit the AFA Art House!: Online


The AFA invites you to enjoy and explore the AFA Art House. The AFA Art House not only offers Albertans access to search and view the AFA Art Collection (more than 8,500 works of visual art by more than 1,700 Alberta artists), but also allows them to curate their own digital collection.

So, visit the AFA Art House at www.AFAarthouse.ca, curate your own personal collection and share amazing Alberta art with your friends!

Alberta Foundation For The Arts Wants To Know: What Is Your Art

Alberta Foundation forthe Arts

What is yourt Art

We all have our own definition of art. Our own tastes. Our own preferences. What’s yours? The AFA wants you to share the art in your life at www.whatisyourart.ca.

Create a list of the art in your life and share with your friends; if you’re looking for inspiration, try watching our commercial (airing on CTV) or see what some of Alberta’s best-known & loved public figures had to share.

Art is everywhere around us. Take the time to consider the things in your life that you consider your art – the things that give you joy and bring out your passion and excitement. Take the time to tell us: what is your art?

CTV Edmonton and CTV Calgary are running amazing What is Your Art contests featuring prize packages that will allow the winner to enjoy an amazing year of arts events and attractions in their communitythe October 21 deadline is approaching fast so don’t be late!

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Newswire September 2014


Alberta art news, grants, opportunities and more from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts!

Visit Alberta Foundation for the Arts Newswire for more information about the following:

AFA Announcement Coming September 15!

Individual Artists Project Grant Program: September 2 Deadline

Alberta Culture Days – September 26 – 28, 2014!

Arts Impact Alberta 2014: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector

Festivals and Events Tourism Growth Program – November 3, 2014

AFA Art Collection E-Cards Are Ready For You!

Check out the AFA Collection Work of the Week!

See Arts Classifieds in the Arts Opportunities section!


Scholarships + Awards for Young Albertans: AFFTA


Scholarships and awards for young Albertans, Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta Culture offer four 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 May 1 annually.
Visit the AFA website for more information…

On at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery: Edmonton STORYTELLERS

Storytellers poster final

Storytellers (an Art Gallery of Alberta Travelling Exhibition Program supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts) at Visual Arts Alberta Gallery, Edmonton.

Exhibition dates: July 25th until August 18th, 2013.

RECEPTION: Thursday August 1st, 2013 from 7pm – 9:30pm at Visual Arts Alberta Association 3rd Floor, 10215 112 Street. Edmonton, AB.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturday noon – 4pm, Closed August 3rd, 2013.



AFA: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector

Arts Impact Alberta: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector – a profile of AFA operational funding.

Read and share Arts Impact Alberta: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector, a five-year summary of the impacts and activities of the organizations that receive operational funding from the AFA.

Arts Impact: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector demonstrates the positive and powerful contributions arts organizations make to Albertans’ quality of life.

These contributions are reflected in a variety of important ways: simply put, the arts matter to Albertans; the arts matter to volunteers; and, the arts matter to the economy.

The AFA believes the arts sector plays an integral role in Alberta’s cultural fabric; Arts Impact Alberta: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector begins to tell the story of the passionate, committed and productive nature of the arts sector.

Download either the full or teaser and  spread the word!




The Individual Artists Project Grant program supports the development of individual Alberta artists, Traditional Aboriginal artists, arts administrators, and artist ensembles by providing a grant for a specific project.


Individual artists and representatives of arts organizations preparing to complete AFA grant program application forms should visit www.affta.ab.ca/completing-your-application.aspx for tips on successfully completing your application.

AFA application forms are now in a “smart” PDF format. Individuals intending to apply for AFA grants would greatly benefit from the brief step-by-step tutorial available. Please visit www.affta.ab.ca/grants.aspx for more information about AFA grant programs.