Alberta Culture Days

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Alberta Culture Days is a September-long celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community-spirit featuring free activities for Albertans to enjoy. It is an opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate the Month of the Artist through local events and activities, in-person and online across the province.

Arts Council Wood Buffalo stewards funds the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo among individual artists, groups and organizations who wish to host free arts & culture-based events for residents of Wood Buffalo.

2021 - 2022
Community Impact

258 Paid Artists

29 Events & Programs

2.8K Participants

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Alberta Culture Days 2024

ACWB hosting an information session for individual artists, groups and organizations who wish to apply for funding to host free arts & culture-based events for residents of Wood Buffalo. Join us at Startup YMM on April 25 from 6:00pm-7:00pm to learn more about grant eligibilities, planning your ABCD event, and more. Click here to register!


For further inquiries about ABCD 2023, please contact:
Byron Gard
587.674.1625 ext. 101

Learn more about Alberta Culture Days 2023 Events!

Grant Eligibilities

2024 Events or Activities must:

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

2024 Eligible Expenses are:

  • 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 organization (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
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