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 2020-21
$27,173,000
AFA expenditures breakdown
Grant programs
$24.4M
Art Collection
$1.9M
Admin, research, communication
$0.9M
Funding awarded per recipient type
575 grants to organizations
$20.3M
283 grants to individuals
$3.2M
Funding awarded by region
NORTHWEST 20 GRANTS $0.3M NORTHEAST 4 GRANTS $0.09M NORTH CENTRAL 27 GRANTS $0.16M SOUTH 53 GRANTS $0.8M CENTRAL 73 GRANTS $0.9M EDMONTON 307 GRANTS $9.9M CALGARY 373 GRANTS $11.3M

Funding by region

Northwest
20 grants
$0.3M
North Central
27 grants
$0.16M
Northeast
4 grants
$0.09M
Central
73 grants
$0.9M
South
53 grants
$0.8M
Edmonton
307 grants
$9.9M
Calgary
373 grants
$11.3M
Funding awarded by program
Program name
$ amount ( grants awarded / eligible applications)
Professional Performing Arts Organizations
$9,522,560.0051 / 51
Community Support Organizations
$2,593,730.00146 / 147
Public Art Galleries
$2,022,350.0017 / 17
Major Arts Presenters
$1,902,970.0012 / 12
Community Performing Arts Organizations
$1,741,000.00178 / 178
Provincial Arts Service Organizations
$1,180,000.008 / 8
Arts Presenting
$872,844.00107 / 107
Literary Individual Project Grants
$777,658.0064 / 100
Music Individual Project Grants
$761,497.0077 / 177
Film and Video Individual Project Grants
$732,766.0060 / 88
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grants
$459,078.0041 / 97
Artists and Education
$309,670.0052 / 128
Dance Individual Project Grants
$193,314.0018 / 38
Theatre Individual Project Grants
$145,062.0012 / 42
Indigenous Arts Individual Project Grants
$139,786.0010 / 33
Summer Schools
$54,942.003 / 7
Projects Development
$50,000.001 / 1
Arts Awards
$5,000.001 / 4

Northwest Funding

17 grants to organizations: $279,934.73

3 grants to individuals: $36,930.00

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

Population as of 2016: 190,906

Northeast Funding

4 grants to organizations: $90,987.78

Includes municipalities of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan and Anzac.

Population as of 2016: 64,165

N. Central Funding

24 grants to organizations: $133,879.34

3 grants to individuals: $23,099.00

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

57 grants to organizations: $749,448.33

16 grants to individuals: $162,241.71

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

43 grants to organizations: $701,582.39

10 grants to individuals: $85,815.00

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

Population as of 2016: 361,950

Edmonton Funding

211 grants to organizations: $8,720,292.02

96 grants to individuals: $1,157,960.88

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

Population as of 2016: 1,238,502

Calgary Funding

218 grants to organizations: $9,523,937.49

155 grants to individuals: $1,748,113.09

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

Population as of 2016: 1,454,520