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
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

Funding Available: Alberta Arts Rebuild Fund

The Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund is accepting applications for funding from flood-affected artists and arts organizations starting April 4. ...

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New funding for flood-affected arts and nonprofit groups

Arts and nonprofit organizations impacted by the June 2013 floods are eligible for additional funding to assist in their rebuilding efforts. ...

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AFA Expert Panel Lists

In an effort to ensure transparency, we’re sharing the 2011-12 and 2012-13 lists of Expert Panel members used to assess both the Individual and Organi...

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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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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...

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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...

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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! ...

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Art Opportunities

The New Gallery Hiring Gallery & Residency Assistant

The New Gallery (TNG), a pioneering not-for-profit centre for contemporary art in Calgary, is seeking applications for the position of Gallery & Resid...

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Contract Opportunity for Educational Content Writer

WP Puppet Theatre Society is looking for a technical writer to finish the Study Guide that accompanies our puppet production ‘Pigs in a Canoe and Othe...

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Peak Performance Project Call for Submissions

The PEAK Performance Project is a seven-year, $4.9 million contest open to all musicians in Alberta. The program will be run by Calgary’s 95.3 The PEA...

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Workshop West hiring Artistic Director

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre Society (WWT) is seeking a creative and innovative individual for the post of Artistic Director. The Artistic Direc...

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Banff Centre hiring Sculpture Studio Facilitator

The Visual/Digital Arts department is looking for a Sculpture Studio Facilitator to provide support for artists in creative residencies at The Banff C...

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