Resources for Artists and Art Groups

The City created lists of resources to help guide local artists and organizations in search of online learning and arts-related information. 

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Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)

The AFA Board of Directors has approved its 2020-2021 spending plan based on the AFA’s current provincial allocation of $26.9 million. The AFA is using existing programs to be as responsive as possible to the COVID-19 pandemic.. The foundation  is also prioritizing support for arts organizations through its operational grant programs. More information can be found under  frequently asked questions.


Business for the Arts

This national charitable organization is committed to providing  up-to-date resources to keep the art sector informed. Visit Business for the Arts for the latest programs and information.


Canada Council for the Arts

Due to COVID-19, some deadlines and cut-off dates may have changed. Please be aware that guidelines and forms will not reflect revised deadlines. For components that were temporarily suspended, activities and costs incurred before an application submission date may be exceptionally eligible. Please contact the relevant program for details. For the most up-to-date  information, including  revised deadlines and notification of results dates, visit canadacouncil.ca. A comprehensive list of programs and service updates can be found at: COVID-19: Information and support for the arts sector.


Canadian Independent Music Association

Information on national funding, advocacy and events.

Visit CIMA


Canadian Network for Arts and Learning

CIMA is a non-profit national trade association representing the Canadian-owned sector of the music industry. For information on national funding, advocacy and events, visit CIMA


CARFAC

In response to COVID-19, the Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), has compiled a list of community support resources for artists. 

Visit CARFAC


Creative Cities

CCNC is a network of dedicated municipal culture leaders whose work ignites communities and contributes to a vibrant, creative Canada. Visit Creative Cities for alist of resources available for cultural workers and artists.


Digital Arts Nation

Throughout the remainder of 2021, Digital Arts Nation will host a series of webinars that supports digitizing the performing arts and reimagines presenting and touring in the age of COVID-19. For more information, visit Digital Arts Nation


COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource

This list is designed to serve freelance artistsand those interested in supporting the independent artist community – including, but not limited to - actors, designers, producers, technicians, stage managers, musicians, composers, choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, craft artists, teaching artists, dancers, writers,playwrights and photographers. Visit Freelance Artists for more information.


Michif Cultural Connections

Learn to speak Michif, the traditional language of the Métis, by taking part in free online meetings. Visit Michif Cultural Connections


Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant (MIIG) Program 

The MIIGProgram supports initiatives and projects that build intercultural awareness and understanding. It also osters cultural awareness in communities across the province, and an appreciation and celebration of Indigenous Peoples and multicultural society in Alberta. The MIIG Program strives to create a province where people feel included and that their cultures and heritage are valued. For more information, visit Multiculturalism, Indigenous and Inclusion Grant


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Last edited: July 9, 2021