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Alberta Culture Days Grant: Applications Open



Alberta Culture Days is a month-long celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community-spirit featuring free activities for Albertans to enjoy. Held annually in September, it is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities.

Alberta Culture Days coincides with the Month of the Artist, a celebration of artists, and the value they bring to the province, both socially and economically.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo stewards funds from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo among individual artists, groups and organisations who wish to host free arts & culture-based events for residents of Wood Buffalo. Arts Council acts as the fiscal agent, supporting as many events as possible, stewarding funds equitably and reporting back to funding agents.



  • Provide arts, culture or heritage-related programming during the month of September 2024. 
  • Activities must be free to attend
  • Provide a budget outlining estimated revenues (including in-kind and/or leveraged funds) and expenses



  • Artist fees/workshop fees/performance fees (funds can only be used to compensate Albertan artists)
  • Event/workshop materials (for example: paint brushes, paper, costume rentals, etc.)
  • Marketing and communications
  • Volunteer expenses (for example: t-shirts, refreshments)
  • Food and beverage (note: alcoholic beverages and bar services are not eligible)
  • Honorariums, wages, and contract wage agreements with cultural workers and artists who are not already employed as staff by the applicant organisation (for example: ushers, stage managers, technicians etc.)
  • Technology costs (for example: Zoom, WebEx, audio/visual technician services); equipment rental (for example: lighting, sound)
  • Venue rental
  • Equipment rental


Note: Arts Council divides available funds equitably among all eligible applicants, based on each applicants’ total requested amounts, and each project’s alignment with Alberta Culture Days priorities.




All submissions must be submitted through our online Opportunities Portal. Create an account, login and then click on the purple “Start Entry” button. You may begin drafting your proposal by selecting “Alberta Culture Days Grant (ABCD)” as your category. 




Submissions must be received by 12PM on June 13, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered for hire.



Artists will be selected based on appropriateness for the program, cost, and quality. Priority will be given to artists who communicate clear, detailed concepts, with reasoning and feasibility provided to support their proposed Alberta Culture Days Event.

Please note that only artists(s) who are successful will be notified.


Selections will be made by the Arts Council Wood Buffalo staff. All selections will be final, and successful artists will be notified by July 2, 2024.


For questions or more information, please contact jenna@artscouncilwb.ca  or 587-674-1625.