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Alberta Culture Days Grants

Alberta Culture Day Grant applications are now open! 

Grant funding is designed to support Alberta Culture Day activities, events, and promotions that engage the public and inspire future community and individual involvement. Alberta Culture Days will be celebrated from September 1 - 30, 2024, to coincide with Month of the Artist. Events take place throughout the month, making it easier for communities and organizations to host online or in-person events.

To be considered for funding the event must provide culturally-related programming during the month of September, with a broad range of events considered. Events can be split into three categories: Feature Sites (3+ day events), Host Sites (2 day events), and Pop Up Sites (1 day events). Depending on the length of the event will depend on the funding available, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. 

Eligible applicants include registered community non-profit organizations, a full list of which can be found on the Alberta Government website

Selected applicants must then allocate funding in one or more of the categories listed below:

  • artists fees, workshop fees, performance fees – funds can only be used to compensate Albertan artists
  • event and workshop materials – for example: paint brushes, paper, costume rentals, etc.
  • marketing and communications – for example: newspaper ads, graphic design fees, etc.
  • volunteer expenses – for example: t-shirts (for identification purposes only), refreshments while working at the event, etc.
  • food and beverage – note: alcoholic beverages and bar services are not eligible
  • honorariums, wages and contract wages agreements with cultural workers and artists who are not already employed as staff by the applicant organization – for example: ushers, stage managers, technicians, etc.
  • technology costs – for example: Zoom, WebEx, audio and visual technician services
  • equipment rental – for example: lighting, sound
  • venue rental – for example: any identified programming space
  • equipment rental – for example: lighting, sound, etc.

Organizations can partner with local municipalities and other organizations as outlined in the grant terms.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2024.

For full details and to apply, please visit

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