AFA 25th Anniversary

AFA 25th Anniversary

25 years ago, the AFA and the arts community in Alberta embarked on a creative partnership in inspiration. We are inspired by Alberta artists, who are inspired by their home – the land and the people of this province. Our artists transform their inspiration into evocative reflections of our shared experience. These reflections, in turn, inspire all of us who choose to engage. It has always been the AFA’s purpose to foster and cultivate this relationship by supporting local artists and art organizations to develop their practice in their communities. Our Alberta art is unique. It is a part of our cultural identity. It emanates throughout our province and beyond our borders. Alberta inspires.

On September 6, 2016, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts will mark its 25th anniversary, and we want to showcase the past, present and future of Alberta art. This milestone belongs to the arts community as much as it does to the AFA, so let's celebrate together!

Commemorative Art Projects

The 25th Anniversary Commemorative Art Projects are a one-time funding opportunity to create a legacy artwork, performance, or composition that reflects the evolution of Alberta's arts community over the past 25 years. The grant will provide up to $25,000 in funding for to up to five projects to create, develop, and produce an original art project that relates to the AFA 25th Anniversary theme: Alberta Inspires.

The deadline for applications closed on December 1, 2016. Thank you to everyone who applied. 

25 Influential Alberta Artists

From April through June, we sought nominations from the community to identify 25 Albertan artists who have made significant impacts to the development and evolution of our province’s arts community over the past 25 years. In the two months the nominations were open, we received an incredible response. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

View the AFA 25 Influential Alberta Artists.

#AFA25 History Posts

For 17 weeks from April through September, we shared interesting and fun stories from the AFA's 25 year history. All stories are posted on the sidebar menu to the right, so you can dive into the AFA's past -- you never know what you'll discover!