April 15, 2011
Cultural Industry Program now part of the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund
Alberta Culture and Community Spirit and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) announce the transfer of Cultural Industries (book and magazine publishing, sound recording, small film production) programming and related funding from the AFA to the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund (AMDF). This includes the Cultural Industries Grant streams and funding for Cultural Industries support organizations.
Following an extensive three year (2006-09) evaluation of AFA programming, the AFA determined a funding model external to the AFA would be better able to support the Cultural Industries as outlined in The Spirit of Alberta, Alberta’s cultural policy. The AFA will continue to support individual artists in music, film and the literary arts.
The Cultural Industries Grant Program, revised following consultation with sector stakeholders, has been moved to the AMDF. Program guidelines, application forms and further information can be found at http://culture.alberta.ca/multimediafund/default.aspx. Program deadlines have been moved to June 1 annually beginning in 2011.
For questions and further information please contact Paul Pearson, Director of Arts Services, at 780-422-3827 or email@example.com.