COVID-19 Updates

Cultural Industry Grants

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

Alberta Media Fund changes

We are updating the Cultural Industry Organization Operating Grant to better serve you.

Intake for program applications will now open on August 1, and close on September 12.

More details about program changes will be available prior to the opening of the updated intake period.

If you have questions or concerns, contact us at: [email protected].

Important dates

Application deadline: June 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm

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.


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 September 12, 2021 at 11:59 pm 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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