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

Economic Data for Canadian Culture Released

On May 11, Statistics Canada released Culture Satellite Account (CSA) economic data for the Canadian arts, culture and sport sectors from 2010 – 2014,...

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Alberta Budget 2016

On April 14, Alberta's government released details of Budget 2016. AFA funding remains strong and stable for this upcoming year....

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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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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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Art Opportunities

The Calgary Zoo Call for Submissions

The Calgary Zoo is proud to introduce its second year of the ILLUMINASIA Chinese Lantern and Garden Festival every Thursday through Sunday from Septem...

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Visual + Digital Arts Residencies at The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre has several upcoming Visual and Digital Arts Residencies and practicum programs....

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BestYEGArtist Call for Submissions

The ASA invites all artists residing in Edmonton and area to submit to the exhibition, #BestYEGArtists, at the Walterdale Playhouse from July 6 ‐16, 2...

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Beacon Original Art Call for Submissions

We are excited to announce our call for emerging and professional artists to join us at our Annual Fall Art Exhibition & Sale on October 15th & 16th, ...

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Art Gallery of Alberta Hiring Part-Time Gallery Attendant

Gallery Attendants staff exhibition spaces to ensure the safety of artworks, and to communicate and engage with the public about the work on display. ...

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