Funding available for small and online cultural gatherings

Leader staff

On June 16, the Alberta government announced funding for “online and small venue events” in September. This is the Month of the Artist and includes the beginning of Culture Days, which run from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25.

The media release says, “communities and organizations can apply for grants to put on events that help build partnerships, showcase homegrown talent, and boost existing cultural programs.”

There are three levels of funding.

· Feature Celebration Site, up to $10,000
· Host Celebration Site, up to $5,000
· Pop Up Celebration Site, up to $1,000

Cultural organizations, non-profits, libraries, schools, community groups, First Nations and Metis Settlements can all apply.

Last year, over 100,000 people attended 424 Culture Days events in 55 Albertan communities. Alberta Culture Days is part of National Culture Days. It celebrates the province’s heritage, arts, community spirit and cultural diversity.

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