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Cultural Industry Organizations Project Grant:


Organizations can apply for up to 100% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $20,000.


The Organization Project Grant assists Alberta-based companies engaged in the production of books, magazines or sound recordings, as well as some screen-based projects. Grants may be used to support projects in art production, training, career development, marketing and research.

Eligible Applicants

To be considered eligible, your organization must be primarily engaged in the production of:

  • books, eBooks
  • magazines, eMagazines
  • sound recordings
  • film, video

Your organization must also be:

  • registered and in good standing with the appropriate legislation
  • based in Alberta
  • be majority owned by Alberta residents

Eligible book publishers

To be eligible to apply, you must publish or plan to publish books that:

  • are permanent-bound
  • are at least 48 printed pages
  • are in editions of at least 500 copies
  • have at least 50% of printed copies eligible for sale

Eligible applicants publish eBooks that:

  • are available through major online retailers
  • are at least 48 pages of print equivalent
  • have at least 75% of all eBook titles for sale

Eligible magazine publishers

To be eligible to apply, you must publish or plan to publish magazines that:

  • are of literary, artistic or children’s interest (500 copies in print)
  • have editorial policies controlled by an editor or editorial board
  • have a policy that the copyright for all published material resides with the author
  • have a clear distinction between editorial content and advertising

Eligible sound recording companies

  • develop, produce, license, release, promote and distribute sound recordings
  • have the production copyright of the sound recording owned or licensed by the label for each recording released

Eligible film production companies

  • are primarily engaged in film and video productions for public viewing
  • will create or have created a production with a running time, or combined times, of at least 30 minutes

Eligible Expenses

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • transportation and accommodation
  • royalties or licenses
  • editing fees
  • administration and contract fees
  • promotion and publicity
  • production

Eligible projects must meet the criteria in one more of the following categories:

  • art production
  • training and career development
  • marketing
  • research

Deadline Date

  The intake period is open from April 1 to June 1 annually. If the deadline falls on a stat holiday or a weekend, it will be extended to the next working day at 11:59 pm.
Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta ,
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