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

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

Winspear Centre hiring Musical Creativity Program Coordinator

This position is responsible for planning, supporting, and delivering educational and outreach programs, with a focus on building interpretive adult p...

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Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts hiring Artistic Facilitator

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (the Nina) is looking for an artist facilitator to work in our ceramics studio on a permanent part time basis up...

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Call for Submissions Secret Alley Gallery

On August 27, 2016 in a disused space between 104 street and 105 street in downtown edmonton we will be hosting a public gallery and silent art auctio...

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Harcourt House Arts Centre hiring Executive Director

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre is looking for an exceptional individual to assume the position of Executive Director...

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Banff Centre hiring Director of Visual, Digital and Media Arts

The Director, Visual, Digital & Media Arts is responsible for leading the vision and implementation of all visual/digital/media arts programming at th...

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