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Organization Activation Projects Funding │ Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)

December 1, 2023

Value

The maximum grant available will not exceed $20,000 for a single applicant organization, or $50,000 for partnership applications.

Description

This opportunity provides funding to nurture and promote Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility through arts-related programming by Indigenous, visible minorities, or D/deaf and disability artists to engage audiences in and through the arts.

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding, applicants must be one of the following:

  • Not-for-profit organization, registered and operating in Alberta for at least one year, and in good standing under the appropriate legislation
  • First Nation or Métis Settlement in Alberta
  • Foundation established and regulated under Alberta’s Regional Health Authorities Act
  • University, college, or institute as recognized under Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act

Eligible organizations must also:

  • Have at least 50% of the organization’s board members living in Alberta.
  • Deliver public arts and cultural programming in one or more of the following areas:
    • Self-created and self-produced work for public presentation in any arts discipline
    • Artist support, development, and training
    • Artistic presentation and public participation in any arts discipline that is open and available to the general public
    • Indigenous arts, culturally diverse arts programming, and arts programming that supports traditionally underserved communities
  • Demonstrate adherence to good governance principles, efficient administration practices and commitment to fiscal responsibility.
  • Demonstrate financial stability, in the judgment of the AFA, for at least one year prior to application.

Eligible Expenses

Eligible project expenses include any combination of the following:

  • costs associated with the above listed activities over and above normal operations
  • venue and equipment rental costs
  • event or activity marketing and promotion costs
  • external consultation, contract costs, commissioning fees and artist fees associated with project execution
  • other expenses considered by the AFA to be reasonable and necessary

Deadline Date

December 1, 2023

Contact

Contact Name: Kari McQueen, Arts Development Consultant - Visual Arts and New Media

Phone Number: 780-415-0288

E-mail Address: kari.mcqueen@gov.ab.ca

Website: https://www.affta.ab.ca/funding/find-funding/organization-activation-projects-funding

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