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

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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AFA Budget 2015 October announcement

In the October Budget 2015 announcement, the Government of Alberta deferred new funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts until 2016. This means...

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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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Get to Know Your Alberta Artists!

If you’re interested in getting to know some of your resident artists across the artistic disciplines, the AFA's Artist Profiles is a window into Albe...

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Art Opportunities

Pumphouse Theatre seeking Volunteer Ushers

The Pumphouse Theatre is seeking volunteer ushers for our upcoming presentation of The Christmas Carol Project, on December 21, 22, & 23. Ushering is ...

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AFA's Visual Arts Consultant Grant Writing Workshop in Calgary

David Folk, Visual Arts Consultant for the Alberta Foundation of the Arts (AFA), will be in Calgary at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society to present...

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Youth Singers of Calgary hiring Program Director (part-time)

The Youth Singers of Calgary (YSC) is hiring a part-time, contract-based Program Director to direct & teach the KIDS & MUSIC Division, beginning in Se...

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Call for Submissions - Rosebud Theatre Artist in Residence

Rosebud Theatre and Rosebud School of the Arts invite applications from professional artists, instructors and administrators interested in working in ...

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Deep Freeze Festival Call for Submissions

The Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival has two sculpture/design competitions happening in January: The Lamppost Cozy and Fairy Door Challenges!...

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