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 Emerging Curator Fellowship - Call for Proposals

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has created a new initiative; the AFA Fellowship for Emerging Curators, to support the growth and developmen...

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The AFA's Narrative Quest Exhibition - Tokyo Embassy of Canada’s Prince Takamado Gallery!

The AFA’s Narrative Quest Exhibition will be showing at the Tokyo Embassy of Canada’s Prince Takamado Gallery! Opening Dec. 3, 2014! ...

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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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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

Call for Submissions - Stride Gallery

Stride is currently accepting submissions for the MAIN SPACE and PROJECT ROOM as well as OFFSITE projects. Proposals received by 5pm (MST) on Saturday...

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Call for: Assistant Festival Producer

The International Festival of Animated Objects is seeking a fun, community minded and organized individual to fill the role of Assistant Festival Prod...

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Edm Symphony/Winspear Centre seeking Community Relations Manager

This self-directed position involves stewarding existing partnerships, identifying strategic opportunities, and finding creative ways to inspire and m...

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Enbridge Art Internship – Works to Work Program

Works to Work is a one-of-a-kind leadership and professional development program designed for emerging arts professionals. Participants complete in-cl...

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Art Gallery of St. Albert Hiring Exhibitions Admin Assistant

Art Gallery of St. Albert has an exciting opportunity for a highly efficient, productive and organized individual. The Exhibitions Administrative Assi...

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