50th Anniversary Micro-Grants

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50th Anniversary Micro-Grants

For Visual Artists

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Art Collection (established in 1972), this program supports individual Alberta artists, ensembles or independent curators with one-time funding of up to $2,500. This program supports specific visual arts projects that explore or engage with the history and diversity of visual arts in Alberta, or respond to our province’s visual culture and identity.

This funding opportunity is a subsection of our Visual Arts and New Media funding opportunity.

Application deadline: December 1, 2022

For more information, the full application guidelines, and to apply visit affta.ab.ca.

Who can Apply

To be eligible for individual project funding, you must be a resident of Alberta. This means you:

  • Are legally entitled to be or remain in Canada
  • Are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Have had your primary residence in Alberta for at least one full year before applying
  • You must be in good standing with the AFA to apply.

Applicants, including ensembles or collectives, cannot be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

Ensembles, collectives, and collaborations

Ensembles, collectives and collaborations are eligible to apply to this program and must list all principal artists involved in the project activities as part of their application. All members of an ensemble, collective or collaboration must meet the individual eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

We only accept applications through the Front Office Portal of the Grant Administration Tracking and Evaluation (GATE) online application system. We must receive your online application through GATE no later than 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time on the deadline date, unless the deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend when it will be extended until the next working day. Please give the system time to process your application so that we receive notification of your submission before the deadline falls.

The AFA does not accept:

  • Applications received after 11:59 p.m. on the deadline date
  • Incomplete applications
  • Applications for projects or activities that commenced prior to submission
  • More than one application per deadline, either solely or as a partnership
  • Multiple applications from separate individuals for aspects of the same project; projects involving multiple principals must be consolidated and submitted by one lead individual

Applications for this program must be submitted to the Visual Arts and New Media Individual Project Grants program.

For detailed step-by-step instructions, please download the GATE user guide for this funding opportunity.

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