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 2018-19
$31,737,116
AFA expenditures breakdown
Grant programs
$27.3M
Art Collection
$1.8M
Cultural Industries
$1.7M
Admin, research, communication
$1.1M
Funding awarded per recipient type
760 grants to organizations
$22.2M
369 grants to individuals
$3.5M
Funding awarded by region
NORTHWEST 40 GRANTS $0.6M NORTHEAST 9 GRANTS $0.1M NORTH CENTRAL 53 GRANTS $0.4M SOUTH 85 GRANTS $1.3M CENTRAL 104 GRANTS $1.4M EDMONTON 408 GRANTS $10.3M CALGARY 430 GRANTS $11.6

Funding by region

Northwest
40 grants
$0.6M
North Central
53 grants
$0.4M
Northeast
9 grants
$0.1M
Central
104 grants
$1.4M
South
85 grants
$1.3M
Edmonton
408 grants
$10.3M
Calgary
430 grants
$11.6
Funding awarded by program
Program name
$ amount ( grants awarded / eligible applications)
Professional Performing Arts Organizations
$8,674,360.0051 / 51
Community Support Organizations
$2,600,000.00134 / 134
Arts Presenting
$2,361,750.00172 / 172
Public Art Galleries
$1,995,930.0018 / 18
Community Performing Arts Organizations
$1,741,000.00199 / 199
Major Arts Presenters
$1,636,890.0012 / 13
Provincial Arts Service Organizations
$1,180,000.008 / 8
Music Individual Project Grants
$962,914.00109 / 324
Arts and Education
$877,668.00115 / 162
Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grants
$640,406.0065 / 212
Organization Arts Projects
$594,587.0040 / 97
Film Individual Project Grants
$475,606.0041 / 149
Literary Individual Project Grants
$442,969.0043 / 167
Summer Schools
$397,790.005 / 6
Indigenous Arts
$313,420.0029 / 59
Theatre Individual Project Grants
$298,903.0027 / 95
Dance Individual Project Grants
$275,641.0030 / 96
Cultural Relations- Organizations
$90,800.005 / 5
Projects Development
$50,000.001 / 1
Travel Grant
$43,538.6019 / 30
Cultural Relations- Individual
$16,280.004 / 5
Arts Awards
$10,000.002 / 5
Indigenous Arts Projects for Organizations
$0.000 / 1

Northwest Funding

33 grants to organizations: $501,205.42

7 grants to individuals: $82,217.84

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

Population as of 2016: 190,906

Northeast Funding

9 grants to organizations: $123,089.85

Includes municipalities of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan and Anzac.

Population as of 2016: 64,165

N. Central Funding

48 grants to organizations: $377,374.39

5 grants to individuals: $17,120.86

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

83 grants to organizations: $1,218,709.27

21 grants to individuals: $133,554.83

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

67 grants to organizations: $1,090,076.02

18 grants to individuals: $174,020.82

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

Population as of 2016: 361,950

Edmonton Funding

253 grants to organizations: $8,852,190.68

155 grants to individuals: $1,496,585.09

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

Population as of 2016: 1,238,502

Calgary Funding

267 grants to organizations: $10,020,584.12

163 grants to individuals: $1,579,348.74

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

Population as of 2016: 1,454,520