Cultural Industry Grants

Support for organizations working in screen-based productions, book and magazine publishing, interactive digital media and sound recordings.

Services and information

Certain organizations can apply for funding to support the production of books, magazines, sound recordings or film production in Alberta.

Funding for Alberta-based companies to support projects in art production, training, career development, marketing and research.

Apply for funding to help cover operating expenses related to the production of books, magazines or sound recordings.

COVID-19 response: Alberta Media Fund changes

While the Alberta government’s immediate priority is on the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ll continue to honour Alberta Media Fund grant commitments in support of our cultural industries.

Cultural Industry Grants updates:

  • expediting the distribution of the 2020-21 funding for existing Cultural Industries Operational Grants to eligible organizations in publishing and sound-recording
  • the intake for Cultural Industries Organization Operating and Project Grants will not be taking applications, until further notice as a result of efforts to streamline the disbursement of operational funding

If you have questions or concerns, contact us at culturalindustries@gov.ab.ca.

Important dates

Application deadline: June 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm. (intake paused)

Intake opens 60 days prior to the deadline.

If the deadline falls on a holiday or a weekend, it will be extended to the next working day at 11:59 pm.

Overview

The Cultural Industry Grants, under the Alberta Media Fund, provides funding for projects and organizations involved in book publishing, magazine publishing, sound recording and film production.

Grants are divided into the following 3 streams to help organizations cover operating or project expenses:

Funding streams at a glance

  Organization Operating Grant Organization Project Grant Support Organizations Operating Grant
Funding (Maximum) Determined by the average of cost of goods sold over a 3 year period $20,000 $50,000 for operating expenses.
Up to 50% for expenses above $50,000.
Application deadline June 1, 2020 at 11:59 pm. (intake paused)
Stream priorities Operating expenses related to the production of books, magazines or sound recording. Project expenses related to book and magazine publishing, film production or sound recording. Only organizations that have been designated by Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women are eligible for funding under this grant.

Contact

Phone: 780-422-8584
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: culturalindustries@gov.ab.ca