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!

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Alberta
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

AFA 2015-16 Annual Report

We invite you to explore the 2015-16 AFA Annual Report, which includes the AFA’s accomplishments during the last fiscal year, a summary of grants awar...

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artsVest Invests Training and Funding in Alberta

Business for the Arts announces a two-year investment in sponsorship training and matching incentive grants for Alberta arts and culture organizations...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Supporting Arts in Alberta

Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the principal arts funding agency of the Government of Alberta, celebrated a quarter century of support for Alberta’s...

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AFA 2015-16 Grant Data on Open Alberta

The AFA receives roughly $26 million from the Government of Alberta each year. Now, through the Open Data portal, you can access data from the 2015-1...

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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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Art Opportunities

Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing

If you are a writer who is Canadian or you currently reside in Canada, we warmly invite you to read the guidelines for submission and submit an entry ...

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Nominate Someone for Canada's Volunteer Awards

The call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open until February 3, 2017....

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Arts Council Wood Buffalo hiring Executive Director

Arts Council Wood Buffalo is excited for the opportunity to bring new insights and leadership into our growing non-profit organization....

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Call to Canadian Indigenous Artists

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking a Canadian Indigenous artist or artist team to integrate s...

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Silver Skate Festival Fire and Snow Sculptures

Online registration is NOW OPEN for the Snow Sculpture Symposium, and the spellbinding light spectacles of the Fire Sculpture Installation and the Fol...

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