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 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

Notice: Scheduled GATE Outage, November 11-13

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism will be conducting tests on core IT systems in November as part of its business continuity and disaster recovery p...

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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

LAMPS16 Call for Submissions

We are looking for short films by local and Canadian artists. The deadline is November 4th, and we're accepting all forms of time-based media between ...

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Call to Artists Ten Squared 2016

Ten Squared is an annual fundraising exhibition for the Federation of Canadian Artists. In this non-juried exhibition artists can submit pieces that a...

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Employment Opportunity: Administrator Calgary Pro Musica Society

Calgary Pro Musica Society is seeking an experienced and self-motivated part-time Administrator. The successful candidate will be a key contributor t...

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Theatre Alberta's Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series

Theatre Alberta, in partnership with Quest Theatre and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, is offering Truth and Reconciliation Through Theatre: We ...

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City of St. Albert hiring Marketing Communications Coordinator

Our Cultural Services department is recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join their Business and Events team...

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