Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

Funding Options

A compilation of funding opportunities for both Alberta Arts Presenting Organizations and Artists

Alberta Foundation for the Arts – Arts Presenting Project Funding

This funding supports the public presentation of professional artists by reimbursing a portion of professional artists’ fees for the preceding year.

Department of Canadian Heritage – CAPF

The Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series (arts presenters) and organizations that offer support to arts presenters.

Department of Canadian Heritage – CCI

The Canada Cultural Investment Fund provides support through three components: Strategic Initiatives, Endowment Incentives, and Limited Support to Endangered Arts Organizations.

Department of Canadian Heritage – CCSF

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. The Fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.

Department of Canadian Heritage – CPAWRF

The Canada Arts Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF) provides direct financial assistance for independent and self-employed workers in the live performance sector experiencing financial hardship and requiring emergency support.

Department of Canadian Heritage  – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program was created to help you celebrate your community – both its past and its present. This program increases opportunities for local artists, artisans, heritage performers or specialists to be involved in their community through festivals, events and projects. It also allows local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage. The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program offers funding through three separate components: Local Festivals, Community Anniversaries, and the Legacy Fund.

Canada Council for the Arts

Supporting Artistic Practice encourages a dynamic support system for the arts in Canada by funding Canadian arts professionals, groups, and arts organizations who champion the Canadian arts sector, boost the capacity for artists to realize work and advance the conditions of creation.

Alberta Community Facility Enhancement Program – CFEP

CFEP funding provides financial assistance to acquire, build, purchase, repair, renovate, upgrade or expand sports, recreational, cultural or other related public-use community facilities. CFEP outcomes are to: enhance the lifespan and support the creation of public-use community facilities and stimulate economic activity across the province.

Alberta Community Initiatives Program

The Community Initiatives Program (CIP), Project-Based grant stream supports projects that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by providing assistance to non-profit organizations for: new programs / enhancement to an existing program, community events, gender equity projects, technology, portable equipment

Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days funding assistance is designed to support Alberta Culture Days activities, events and promotions that engage public participation and inspire future involvement.

The Royal Bank of Canada

A donation is a cash or in-kind gift to a charitable organization. In order to qualify for a donation from RBC or the RBC Foundation, an organization must fall within their giving guidelines and be a registered charity with the proper authorities in its jurisdiction.

TD Sponsorships

TD offers  funding for community-based projects and events that are aligned with the TD Ready Commitment.

BMO Community Giving

With a focus on collaboration, learning and innovation, BMO works with community partners to develop forward-thinking solutions that benefit society as a whole.

TELUS Community Funds

Our Community Action Grants teams serve areas outside of our major centers that have Community Boards, contributing thousands of dollars to hundreds of Canadian registered charities and non-profit organizations. TELUS Community Action teams will consider requests for funding up to $5,000.

Edmonton Art Council – Arts and Festival Organizations

The grants in this category offer a variety of supports to arts organizations or festivals. All grants are allocated based on recommendations from peer juries who provide their valuable expertise on a volunteer basis.

Calgary Arts Development – Grant Investment Programs

Established grant investment programs for capital projects, organizations’ annual operations, individual artists and other purposes that strengthen Calgary’s arts sector.

Rozsa Foundation

Through their Granting Program, the Rozsa Foundation supports Alberta-based arts charities to undertake organizational initiatives that harness the power of exploration, experimentation and innovation. The Rozsa Foundation offers grants to support planning, capacity building & leadership, organizational experimentation, and implementation of bold, forward-looking approaches to addressing current & future challenges.

The McLean Foundation

The McLean Foundation will only accept applications from organizations that have first submitted a letter of inquiry and then been asked to submit a full proposal. Applicants should note that their letters of inquiry are viewed by the Board of Directors along with the full proposal.

Birks Family Foundation

The Birks Family Foundation is committed to realizing the best possible standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians, primarily through the support of dynamic health care and higher education, as well as cultural and welfare initiatives.