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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 collected from the Province of Alberta and the RMWB 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

  • 2023 Calendar
  • Grant Eligibilities
  • Event Descriptions

Alberta Culture Days 2023 Events


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

2023 Events or Activities must:

  • Provide arts, culture or heritage-related programming during the month of September 2022
  • Be free to attend
  • Provide a budget outlining estimated revenues (including in-kind and/or leveraged funds) and expenses

2023 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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