Literary Arts

The AFA encourages and supports the development of Albertan literary artists and arts organizations and the creation of literary works by Alberta artists. The AFA does this through direct grants to writers, support of literary festivals and organizations, and grants to assist in the promotion of Albertan literature nationally and overseas.

Alberta’s rich literary community is evident through Alberta’s prolific and varied number of writers, playwrights and literary festivals. Explore the number of ways you can enjoy and experience Alberta’s rich literary arts community!

Looking to Connect?

Alberta Magazine Publishers Association
Alberta Playwrights' Network
Alberta Romance Writers'Association
Book Publishers Association of Alberta
Calgary Spoken Word Festival
Canadian Authors Association – Alberta Branch
Creative Non-Fiction Collective
The Writers' Guild of Alberta
The Young Alberta Book Society

National Organizations
Access Copyright
Canadian Children's Book Centre
Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators & Performers
Crime Writers of Canada
League of Canadian Poetry
Playwrights Guild of Canada
Professional Writers Association of Canada
SF Canada
Writers' Guild of Canada
Writers' Trust of Canada
Writers' Union of Canada

AFA News

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...

Read More

AFA Budget 2015-16

As announced in the Government of Alberta 2015-16 budget, the AFA received a $26.6 million allocation from Alberta Culture and Tourism. ...

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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...

Read More

AFA pledges $50,000 to Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has pledged $50,000 in matching funding for individual donations to the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund. The...

Read More

Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild

Donors interested in helping artists and arts organizations impacted by the recent southern Alberta floods can have their donations to the Alberta Art...

Read More

AFA Splash Contest

Congratulations to our AFA Splash Prize Winners! Following a lengthy public voting period that saw over 2400 votes, we have our three prize winners! ...

Read More
Art Opportunities

Special FX Makeup Workshop at the Pumphouse Theatre

With Halloween fast approaching, The Pumphouse Theatre is pleased to be offering a workshop designed to teach dynamic special FX makeup techniques. ...

Read More

The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse Call for Proposals

The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse is Edmonton’s most eclectic volunteer powered artist and community gathering space. It serves direct trade coffe...

Read More

The Alberta Society of Artists Scholarships 2016

Fine Arts students now have the opportunity to apply for the 2016 Alberta Society of Artists Scholarship. Each year, the ASA awards two individual s...

Read More

2016 Silver Skate Snow Sculpture Call for Submissions

Silver Skate Festival & Cessco Fabrication & Engineering Invite snow sculpture artists to apply to the 10th Annual Cessco International Snow Sculpture...

Read More

Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Call for Art Submissions

The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (GRH) Arts in Rehab Council offers artists an opportunity to exhibit their works. We are a health-care facility ...

Read More