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Alberta Culture Days Grant

Grants to Alberta Agencies, IHEs, and
First Nations for Public Cultural Events

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Government of Alberta - Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

Deadline Date:

07/16/20 Postmark or Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Alberta government agencies, IHEs, and First Nations to host public cultural offerings as part of a province-wide event. This event will be held over one month. Funding is intended to provide communities with the opportunity to experience and participate in cultural life. All events/activities funded through the Celebration Site grant are free.

Overview

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

Purpose and Objectives

There are three distinct funding streams within the program:

  • Feature Celebration Site - funding stream provides funding support to eligible nonprofit organizations that program three days of events;
  • Host Celebration Site - funding stream provides funding support to eligible nonprofit organizations that program two days of events;
  • Pop Up Celebration Site - funding stream provides funding support to eligible nonprofit organizations that program one day of events.
  • Applicants must submit proposals according to the specifications and conditions set out in this document.

The program outcomes are to:

  • Ensure Alberta’s artists and community groups have the opportunity to engage new audiences and showcase their talents and programming on a provincial scale;
  • Promote the importance of culture as part of a prosperous and vibrant province; and
  • Ensure Albertans and visitors have access to a wide range of cultural experiences.

For more information on Eligible Expenses, see: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/3e97e7fb-19ae-4067-9e37-79a79b6941e1/resource/79f885ef-b48f-42c7-8541-11dcdbd2ba4e/download/cmsw-alberta-culture-days-2020-grant-program-guidelines.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158174

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Feature Celebration Site - a designated site with three days of programming; eligible grant amount up to a maximum of $10,000.
- Host Celebration Site - a designated site with two days of programming; eligible grant amount up to a maximum of $5,000.
- Pop Up Celebration Site – a designated site with one day of programming; eligible grant amount up to a maximum of $1,000.

Term of Contract:

-This grant will only support events taking place September 1 to 30.
-Funding for a successful Feature Celebration Site will only be granted once every 2 years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants
The following organizations are eligible to apply for funding:
Community nonprofit organizations who are registered (and in good standing) under one of the following Acts:
-Provincial Legislation (Alberta)
--Agricultural Societies Act
--Part 21 of the Business Corporations Act- Extra-Provincial Corporations*
--Companies Act, Part 9 (Nonprofit Companies)
--Libraries Act
--Societies Act of Alberta
--Special Act of the Alberta Legislature
-Federal Legislation
--Special Act of the Parliament of Canada
--Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and must be registered in Alberta under the Business Corporations Act*
--Income Tax Act (of Canada and operating in the Province of Alberta (Charities))
-A First Nation or Métis Settlement in Alberta
-A University, college, or institute as defined under Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act
*Must have an Alberta-based address which must be regularly monitored by an active member of the organization

Ineligible Organizations and/or Applicants
-Municipalities (Municipalities are encouraged to partner with an organization, that meets the above criteria. The organization will act as the fiscal agent for the grant.);
-For-profit organizations/enterprises;
-Any other organizations not registered under one of the above mentioned Acts;
-Oganizations that have overdue or incomplete accounting/reporting relating to any grant previously awarded by Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women; and
-Individuals.

Program funding cannot be used for expenses related to:
-Capital expenses such as construction, renovations or repairs or purchase of major equipment such as computers, video camcorders, power tools, etc.;
-The purchase of alcohol;
-Activity that exclusively promotes definable religious or political viewpoints;
-Allowances, wages or personal expenses for program registrants and participants;
-Salaries and expenses of existing staff of the applicant organization; and
-Office and administration fees including utilities, rent and/or rental of an applicant organization facility.

Pre-Application Information:

-The 2020 Alberta Culture Days grant application is now open until July 16.
-Notification: August 2020
-Alberta Culture Days will be celebrated from September 1 to 30, 2020 to align with and complement Month of the Artist.
-National Culture Days will be celebrated from September 25 to October 25.

Due to the uncertainty about public gatherings, community organizers are encouraged to consider hosting Alberta Culture Days online as a way to safely reconnect with communities to celebrate arts and culture.

Month of the Artist was moved to September to align with and complement Alberta Culture Days. Therefore, Alberta Culture Days will be celebrated from September 1 to 30, 2020.

Alberta Culture Days grant program guidelines [2020]: https://open.alberta.ca/publications/alberta-culture-days-grant-program-guidelines-2020#related

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

General contact and address information is:
780-415-0281 (toll-free by first dialing 310-0000)

You can submit your electronic application to: albertaculturedays@gov.ab.ca or mail it to
Strategic Stakeholders Outreach
Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women
Alberta Culture Days 2020
905, 10405 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4R7

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