FILE - Musician Donna Durand performs during an event hosted by the Norwegian Laft Hus Society and Museum as part of Alberta Culture Days Sept. 18, 2021. (Photo by Advocate staff)

FILE - Musician Donna Durand performs during an event hosted by the Norwegian Laft Hus Society and Museum as part of Alberta Culture Days Sept. 18, 2021. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Funding available for Alberta Culture Days 2022 activities

Application deadline is May 12

The province is now accepting grant applications for Alberta Culture Days 2022, which will take place throughout September.

“Alberta Culture Days is a great way to celebrate the talent, community spirit and cultures that make Alberta so special. I encourage community groups to apply for a grant and become a part of the month-long celebration,” said Culture Minister Ron Orr.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help community non-profit organizations offset the cost of planning and hosting events, showcasing local talent and highlighting existing cultural programs in their communities.

Community organizations are encouraged to host free public events celebrating culture, and there are three funding categories for celebration sites:

• Feature Celebration Sites, which offer three days of programming throughout September, are eligible for grants of $10,000.

• Host Celebration Sites, which offer two days of programming throughout September, are eligible for grants of $5,000.

• Pop Up Celebration Sites, which are one-day programming events offered in September, are eligible for grants of $1,000.

Last year Culture Days attracted more than 3.4 million attendees and featured more than 3,000 free events in more than 500 communities across the country.

Grant criteria, reporting information and all forms needed to apply are available online. Applications will be accepted until May 12, and recipients will be notified in June.



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