Impact of funding

Explore an interactive visual overview of how AFA funding is distributed across the province to support Alberta's arts community.

AFA expenditures 2019-20
$28,905,410
AFA expenditures breakdown
Grant programs
$25.8M
Art Collection
$2.2M
Admin, research, communication
$0.9M
Funding awarded per recipient type
734 grants to organizations
$21.7M
317 grants to individuals
$2.9M
Funding awarded by region
NORTHWEST 23 GRANTS $0.4M NORTHEAST 11 GRANTS $0.15M NORTH CENTRAL 40 GRANTS $0.3M SOUTH 72 GRANTS $1.1M CENTRAL 83 GRANTS $1.1M EDMONTON 395 GRANTS $10.1M CALGARY 426 GRANTS $11.4

Funding by region

Northwest
23 grants
$0.4M
North Central
40 grants
$0.3M
Northeast
11 grants
$0.15M
Central
83 grants
$1.1M
South
72 grants
$1.1M
Edmonton
395 grants
$10.1M
Calgary
426 grants
$11.4
Funding awarded by program
Program name
$ amount ( grants awarded / eligible applications)
Professional Performing Arts Organizations
$8,674,360.0051 / 51
Community Support Organizations
$2,596,000.00142 / 142
Arts Presenting
$2,236,040.00179 / 179
Public Art Galleries
$1,900,570.0018 / 18
Community Performing Arts Organizations
$1,741,000.00195 / 195
Major Arts Presenters
$1,725,000.0012 / 12
Provincial Arts Service Organizations
$1,180,000.008 / 8
Music Individual Project Grants
$755,294.0090 / 300
Artists and Education
$653,872.0096 / 156
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grants
$559,138.0058 / 232
Film Individual Project Grants
$441,698.0036 / 189
Organization Arts Projects
$416,820.0025 / 75
Literary Individual Project Grants
$385,534.0033 / 166
Summer Schools
$370,553.005 / 6
Theatre Individual Project Grants
$240,819.0022 / 75
Dance Individual Project Grants
$240,102.0028 / 94
Indigenous Arts
$186,830.0013 / 55
Indigenous Arts Projects for Organizations
$96,834.004 / 4
Travel Grant
$83,720.0035 / 62
Projects Development
$50,000.001 / 1
Cultural Relations- Organizations
$30,152.002 / 4
Cultural Relations- Individual
$13,500.002 / 2
Arts Awards
$10,000.002 / 10

Northwest Funding

21 grants to organizations: $362,281.34

2 grants to individuals: $23,000.00

Includes municipalities of Grande Cache, Grande Prairie, High Level, High Prairie, Peace River and Slave Lake.

Population as of 2016: 190,906

Northeast Funding

11 grants to organizations: $149,0244.78

Includes municipalities of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan and Anzac.

Population as of 2016: 64,165

N. Central Funding

39 grants to organizations: $240,101.55

1 grant to individuals: $10,000.00

Includes municipalities of Athabasca, Barrhead, Bonnyville, Calling Lake, Cold Lake, Edson, Hinton, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Vegreville, Westlock and Whitecourt.

Population as of 2016: 273,622

Central Funding

75 grants to organizations: $980,516.91

8 grants to individuals: $93,812.00

Includes municipalities of Camrose, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Lloydminster, Olds, Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Vermillion, Wainwright and Wetaskiwin.

Population as of 2016: 479,030

Southern Funding

54 grants to organizations: $935,342.33

18 grants to individuals: $196,121.62

Includes municipalities of Brooks, Crowsnest Pass, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Pincher Creek and Taber.

Population as of 2016: 361,950

Edmonton Funding

264 grants to organizations: $8,969,204.81

131 grants to individuals: $1,155,328.55

Includes municipalities of Edmonton, Leduc, St. Albert, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.

Population as of 2016: 1,238,502

Calgary Funding

269 grants to organizations: $9,984,494.76

157 grants to individuals: $1,482,372.22

Includes municipalities of Airdrie, Banff, Okotoks, Calgary, Canmore and Claresholm.

Population as of 2016: 1,454,520