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Arts Presenting Project Funding | Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)




This funding supports the public presentation of professional artists by reimbursing a portion of professional artists’ fees for the preceding year.

Eligible Applicants

  • registered not-for-profit organizations
  • churches, library boards, Indian Bands as defined by the Indian Act R.S.C. 1985, C.I-5
  • Métis Settlements recognized under the Métis Settlements Act R.S.A. 2000, C.M14
  • organizations registered under the Agriculture Societies Act
  • organizations recognized under the Post-Secondary Institutions Act (by Faculty or Department)

Organizations must also:

  • be registered and in good standing in Alberta under the appropriate legislation for at least one year prior to the deadline
  • be in good standing with the AFA with no outstanding reporting requirements
  • have been in operation for at least one full year prior to the deadline
  • have at least 50 percent of the organization’s board members, or ruling council, living in the community or region where the presentations are given
  • demonstrate adherence to good governance principles, effective administration practices and commitment to fiscal responsibility
  • demonstrate financial stability, in the judgment of the AFA, for at least one year
  • operate as a stand-alone organization at arm’s length from municipalities, commercial enterprises or schools
  • be the primary organizer and producer of the event by directly paying professional artists and/or artist-affiliated organizations (for example: artist managers or booking agents) for professional artist fees
  • have a policy of presenting at least three different touring professional artists during the twelve-month period from November 15 to November 14, immediately prior to the grant deadline
  • organizations based in rural areas with a population of less than 3,000 may apply even if fewer than three artists are presented


  • Partnerships between not-for-profit organizations based in the same region must apply through one primary organization. Organizations with branches or separate offices in the same municipality may submit only one application.
  • Post-secondary institutions may submit one application per department or faculty.

Eligible Expenses

Only fees paid directly by the applicant to the artist are eligible for consideration under this grant stream. Eligible expenses include:

  • presentation fees
  • performance fees
  • public reading fees
  • artist and curator fees for exhibition
  • screening fees
  • lectures and panel discussions by the creator, director, producer, or representative of film and video works (film festivals only)
  • transportation and accommodation for the above activities
  • An organization may claim artist fees for up to three presentations by the same artist or artistic act presented during the eligible grant period.

Deadline Date

December 1, 2022


Contact Name: Cynthia Enzenhofer, Arts Development Consultant - Sector Support

Phone Number: 780-415-0282

E-mail Address:


Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta , Tags: Church  
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