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

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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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

Public Art Wood Buffalo Call to Artists

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo seeks to review proposals of Artist or Artist teams who specialize in outdoor murals....

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100 in 1 day Call for Artists

The activation team with Edmonton Economic Development (EEDC) is developing opportunities to drive Edmonton’s 52 week calendar, creating constant acti...

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Gallery at Milner Call for Submissions

The Edmonton Public Library invites emerging artists working in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional medium to submit proposals to show art work i...

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Call for Participation for Trans Trans Exhibition

What is your gender? Why does it matter? Where, and to whom? How do you show it? live it? How do others see it? Do you have just one? This is a call t...

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The New Gallery hiring Resource Centre Intern

The New Gallery (TNG) is a charitable artist-run centre in Calgary, Alberta. TNG is committed to providing opportunities and venues for artists that f...

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