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Cultural Industry Grants

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

Alberta Media Fund changes

Recognizing the extraordinary business disruptions our cultural industry organizations are facing as a result of the pandemic, the Alberta Media Fund has opted to prioritize operational support to our cultural industries organizations, wherever possible. As such, we are working as quickly as possible on plans for distribution of 2021-22 operational funding for eligible organizations and, as a result will not be accepting applications to the Cultural Industries Organizational Operating stream at this time.  If you are a prior year's recipient of funding from the above grant stream further details on how to access funding through these grant streams for 2021-22 will be available soon.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available. If you have general questions or concerns, contact us at [email protected].


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 To be confirmed June 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm
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 and Status of Women are eligible for funding under this grant.


Phone: 780-422-8584
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

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