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Alberta Foundation for the Arts – New Application Process

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts recently switched to an online application system known as GATE (Grants Application Tracking and Evaluation). Here are a few things you need to know:

  1. You will require a GATE Username and Password. Please email registrationAFA@gov.ab.ca at least five (5) business days prior to the application deadline. In your email, include your legal name, the grant you are applying for and your email address.
  2. You will receive an email containing your username and password, and instructions on how to complete the application process, including how to create a profile. You can update your profile at any time, and can use this same profile to apply for future grants.
  3. The GATE system can only accept attachments up to 4MB. You must submit any support material larger than that (e.g. recorded materials) via regular mail. Please include your name and project number.

If you have any questions, please contact the Consultant for the program you are applying for.

Upcoming deadlines:
September 1 Individual Project Grants (all disciplines)
October 1 Public Art Commission Program
November 1 Community Performing Arts Organizations
November 15 Arts Presenting
December 1 Organizations Arts Projects

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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!

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.





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.