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Music Individual Project - Artist Manager Program Funding

Grants to Alberta Artist Managers and Self-Managed
Artists for a Professional Development Program

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Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA)

Deadline Date:

09/03/18 11:59 PM MT Receipt


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Grants of up to $7,500 to Alberta individual artist managers and self-managed artists to participate in a professional development program held in either Toronto. First-time applicants must request an online registration at least five business days prior to the deadline. Funding is intended to cover costs associated with attending Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI)’s Artist Manager Program.

You can receive up to $7,500 and up to 100% of eligible expenses that are directly related to carrying out your professional development.

These expenses may include, but are not limited to:
-Registration costs
-Round-trip transportation to/from Alberta and Toronto, ON
-Round-trip transportation within Alberta to Calgary
-Local transportation and accommodation
-Food, sundries and per diems
-Other expenses and supplies considered by the AFA to be reasonable and necessary

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180308

Estimated Size of Grant:

You can receive up to $7,500.

Term of Contract:

The Canada's Music Incubator (CMI) professional development program is eight weeks.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for individual project funding you must be a resident(s) of Alberta. This means you:
-Are legally entitled to be or remain in Canada
-Have had your primary residence in Alberta for one full year before applying.
-Ordinarily live in Alberta for at least six months each year with the exception of attending a formal program of study

You must be in good standing with the AFA with no open or outstanding projects or reporting requirements. Applicants, including ensembles, must not be incorporated under either provincial or federal legislation.

Applicants can only receive this grant once during their career.

Ineligible Projects: This funding does not include expenses for capital purchases, such as computers/laptops, computer software, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

Application deadlines are September 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018.

AFA only accepts applications through Grant Administration Tracking and Evaluation (GATE) online application system. AFA must receive your online application through GATE no later than 11:59 PM Mountain Time on the deadline date, unless the deadline falls on a statutory holiday or a weekend when it will be extended until the next working day.

First-time applicants will require a GATE username and password. Contact staff via email (details below) to obtain your GATE login information at least five business days prior to the application deadline.

Recommendations will be made to the AFA board during its annual May meeting. Successful recipients should be notified in June.

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Contact Information:

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

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Email the following address to obtain your GATE login information:

Jason Flammia, Arts Development Consultant

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta