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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!


Pop-Up Grant Clinic: Calgary, AB

Pop-Up Grant Clinic

One Day Only — Saturday, August 23, 2014
Venue provided by EMMEDIA, Second Floor, (#203),351 11 Ave SW Calgary, AB

Work one-on-one with experienced mentors to help polish up your Individual Project Grant application to Alberta Foundation for the Arts (deadline September 1 for either Visual Arts and New Media or Film and Video).

EAR aims to increase your chances of success!

Bring your FINAL DRAFT and BUDGET of your AFA application
and receive Expert Advice!

Info on these grants at http://www.affta.ab.ca/Grants/Individual-Project-Grants

Registration Fee / EAR donation of $10 per person
Register by email to elephantartistrelief@gmail.com
You can pay in advance through PayPal by hitting the DONATE link on the EAR website, http://www.elephantartistrelief.com/

Please also send us your preferred meeting time: 11 AM, noon, 1 PM or 2 PM
(45 minute sessions)

For more info: Sandra Vida (403) 617-0701

This hands-on workshop will be followed by a linked event, a media arts workshop presented by CSIF from 3 to 5 PM at Community Wise Resource Centre, 223 – 12 Avenue SW. Come out to hear more about AFA Media Arts grants from Jill Shillabeer of the AFA as well as experts on unions, production and talent, followed by a free BBQ at 5 PM!


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…

Call For Submissions: TREX exhibition “In Pursuit of Beauty”

Art Gallery of Alberta

Call for Submissions to be considered for a Travelling Exhibition Program exhibition…Deadline May 30, 2014

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program (Trex), organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta, asks artists throughout Alberta to consider this theme as it relates to the 21 century and invites submissions for consideration as part of a planned TREX exhibition.

This exhibition, tentatively entitled In Pursuit of Beauty, will begin travelling Alberta in September 2015 and will examine the theme of beauty as addressed both philosophically and visually throughout history and as it is expressed in the visual imagery of contemporary artists working in Alberta.

Read all the details here…

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.