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

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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Get to Know Your Alberta Artists!

If you’re interested in getting to know some of your resident artists across the artistic disciplines, check out the AFA Arts Forms pages to get a gli...

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Art Opportunities

Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency - Call to Artists

The Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program is now accepting applicants for the 2015 enrollment. This year, AIR will host two studio locations:...

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New Brunswick Arts Board Hiring Program Officer

The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as...

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2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition

The 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival’s international book competition is now underway. Writers and publishers of new books with mountain an...

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Opera NUOVA seeking Administrative Assistant

Opera NUOVA seeks an Administrative Assistant to fill a 1-Year Maternity Leave. This position will begin with part-time training and work hours, then ...

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2015 Alberta Screenwriters Initiative Call for Submissions

2015 marks the ninth year for the Alberta Screenwriters Initiative. The Alberta Association of Motion Picture and Television Unions (AAMPTU) are seek...

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