Aboriginal Arts

 The AFA strives to support individual Aboriginal artists and Aboriginal organizations in their capacity to express and share their culture and perspectives through different artistic media. This support is reflected through grant programming and arts opportunities for youth.

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Alberta Aboriginal Arts
Alberta Aboriginal Arts is a professional Aboriginal Theatre and Performing Arts organization based in Edmonton. Our ambition is to foster a community of Aboriginal artists in Edmonton and across Alberta.

Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society
Located in Lethbridge, developed to meet the specific need for the Blackfoot to maintain cultural diversity and distinctiveness, especially at the heart of traditional Blackfoot territory.

Native Women in the Arts 
Established in 1993, Native Women in the Arts is a not-for-profit organization for First Nations, Inuit and Metis women from diverse artistic disciplines who share a common interest in culture, art, community and the advancement of Indigenous peoples.

AFA News

Communiqué from the Canadian Public Arts Funders (CPAF)

Joan Udell, AFA Board Chair, Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Director, and Helen Chimirri-Russell, Director Arts Development, joined representatives of ar...

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AFA 2014-2015 Annual Report Now Available

The AFA 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available. Click for more information....

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AFA Budget 2015 October announcement

In the October Budget 2015 announcement, the Government of Alberta deferred new funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts until 2016. This means...

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Arts Impact Rural Alberta

Arts Impact Rural Alberta focuses on AFA support of the arts in Alberta’s communities of 25,000 people or fewer, including information on individual a...

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Arts Impact Alberta 2014

The AFA is pleased to announce the release of Arts Impact Alberta 2014: Ripple Effects from the Arts Sector. See how the arts sector impacted Alberta ...

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AFA Art Collection E-Cards Are Available!

Send a friend or loved one an E-card with amazing artwork from the AFA art collection! Send one of 12 amazing works representing the excellence and di...

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Get to Know Your Alberta Artists!

If you’re interested in getting to know some of your resident artists across the artistic disciplines, the AFA's Artist Profiles is a window into Albe...

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Art Opportunities

CSIF hiring Executive Director

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) is an inclusive, non-profit, arts-based society that exists to encourage film making as art, refl...

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City of Calgary seeks Manhole Cover Design Art

The City of Calgary is seeking professional artists to develop designs that will be cast on new manhole covers as part of the manhole cover lifecycle ...

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Town of Sylvan Lake Public Art Installation RFP

The Town of Sylvan Lake requests proposals for a Public Art Installation...

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Pumphouse Theatre seeking Volunteer Ushers

The Pumphouse Theatre is seeking volunteer ushers for our upcoming presentation of The Christmas Carol Project, on December 21, 22, & 23. Ushering is ...

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AFA's Visual Arts Consultant Grant Writing Workshop in Calgary

David Folk, Visual Arts Consultant for the Alberta Foundation of the Arts (AFA), will be in Calgary at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society to present...

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