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    Minister Tanya Fir

    Tanya Fir was sworn in as Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women on June 9, 2023.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Arts, Culture and Status of Women outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Film set amphitheatre in the badlands

Alberta’s government is providing continued investment in Alberta’s cultural and heritage sites like the Badlands Amphitheatre in Drumheller.

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Alberta’s government is supporting Alberta-based film and television productions that provide a training ground for emerging talent through a new training and mentorship incentive under the Alberta Made Production Grant.

Alberta’s government is helping Indigenous and ethnocultural communities preserve and share their history through a $1-million Cultural Heritage Initiatives Grant.

Alberta artists and arts organizations can apply for funding through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Our responsibilities

Promoting and celebrating Alberta’s unique cultural identity and heritage by supporting the development and sustainability of the province’s:

  • creative and cultural industries
  • artists and arts community
  • non-profit and voluntary sector
  • historical resources, sites, museums and archives
  • services in French and supports for Alberta Francophone community

The ministry also works to address gender inequality by:

  • expanding economic opportunities for women
  • establishing a strategy to end gender-based violence
  • supporting and engaging Alberta’s 2SLGBTQQIA+ community

In focus

A Cambodian statue from the Royal Alberta Museum exhibit is shown on a pink and yellow background.

Now open – Explore one of the greatest empires of all time at the Royal Alberta Museum’s new feature exhibition.

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Funding, information and supports to help charitable and non-profit organizations grow.

Women in STEM Scholarship

Women and gender-diverse individuals pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields can apply by December 18.

Persons Case Scholarship

Individuals studying in the arts, humanities and social sciences fields to advance gender equality or where their gender is underrepresented can apply by December 18.


Start a campaign or donate to a cause you care about, and we’ll match up to $15,000 per campaign run by a non-profit organization in Alberta.

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