Summer School Project Funding

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Summer School Project Funding

Alberta Foundation for the Arts

Application deadline: July 15, 2024

This funding supports organizations in delivering residence-based art summer schools that offer:

  • An arts intensive training experience in any discipline through technical skills workshops with professional artists and instructors
  • Opportunities for young people from across the province to engage in the creative process
Who can apply

To be eligible for this funding, applicants must be:

  • Registered not-for-profit organizations
  • Registered and in good standing in Alberta under the appropriate legislation, for at least one year prior to the deadline
  • Have been in operation for at least one full year prior to the deadline
  • Have at least 50% of the organization’s board members, or ruling council, living in Alberta
  • Demonstrate adherence to good governance principles, efficient administration practices and commitment to fiscal responsibility
  • Demonstrate financial stability, in the judgment of the AFA, for at least one year
  • Operate as a stand-alone organization at arm’s length from municipalities, commercial enterprises or schools
  • Have the authority to provide residence-based programming for minors
  • Have previous experience organizing, designing and operating residence-based art programming

Previous grant recipients must have met reporting requirements in order to be eligible to receive funding.

Two or more organizations that satisfy the eligibility criteria may apply to collaborate to operate a summer arts school program. A partnership project must be submitted through one primary organization. The primary organization must designate the main contact for all requirements of the grant.

Partnership projects must demonstrate that:

  • Control and responsibilities in the partnership are shared equally amongst all partners
  • Knowledge and practices will be shared and exchanged for the benefit of all project partners
  • The partnership results in activity that is beyond the normal programming of partnering organizations
  • The project could not be otherwise completed without the existence of the partnership
Ineligible organizations

Ineligible organizations are:

  • Municipalities
  • Commercial enterprises
  • Schools
  • Groups that are not arm’s length from municipalities, commercial enterprises or schools
  • Organizations that engage primarily in competition-based activity
How to apply

For more information on application requirements and how to submit your application, please visit Summer School Project Funding.

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