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Summer School Project Funding │ Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA):


Up to 40% of eligible expenses


This funding supports organizations in delivering residence-based art summer schools that offer:

  • an arts intensive training experience in any discipline through technical skills workshops with professional artists and instructors
  • opportunities for young people from across the province to engage in the creative process

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be:

  • registered not-for-profit organizations
  • registered and in good standing in Alberta under the appropriate legislation, for at least one year prior to the deadline
  • have been in operation for at least one full year prior to the deadline
  • have at least 50% of the organization’s board members, or ruling council, living in Alberta
  • 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
  • operate as a stand-alone organization at arm’s length from municipalities, commercial enterprises or schools
  • have the authority to provide residence-based programming for minors
  • have previous experience organizing, designing and operating residence-based art programming

Eligible Expenses

Applicants may apply for up to 40% of eligible expenses that are directly related to carrying out the proposed project, such as:

  • administration
  • programming
  • instructor and artist fees
  • promotional costs
  • accommodation and classroom arrangements
  • equipment rental costs and related extracurricular activities
  • supervisory staff
  • course and content development
  • food and lodging
  • materials and supplies
  • other expenses considered by the AFA to be reasonable and necessary

Eligible summer school projects must:

  • consist of residence-based art-intensive camp programs of no less than five (5) consecutive days in length where students are provided with supervision, meals and overnight accommodation
  • take place between July 1 and August 31
  • deliver arts programming to students ages 11-19 years
  • provide students access to Alberta’s professional artists and instructors
  • provide a daily regime of workshops and other hands-on activities for students to learn arts skill techniques and actively engage in creative process learning
  • provide adequate participant supervision and safety requirements
  • deliver age-appropriate curriculum and course content
  • encourage participants to discover and express their creative potential
  • provide workshops and other activity in an appropriate inclusive environment
  • encourage province-wide participation

Deadline Date

  July 17, 2023.


Contact Name: Brenda Hennig, Arts Development Consultant - Literary Arts/Film & Video

Phone Number: 780-415-0285

E-mail Address:


Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta ,
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