Alberta Foundation for the Arts: Artists in Education Grant
One of the best ways to help fund one of our programs is through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts!
The deadline for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts: Artists in Education Grant applications is MAY 2! We’d like to invite you to join the long list of schools that have received up to 75% of their program costs covered for a SoundKreations in-school dance or poetry program. If your school is located ANYWHERE in Alberta, this is the funding stream for you!
Although the application must be written by the school, we we will do everything we can to assist you in creating a successful grant application. We have an extensive number of tools to assist you in completing your application!
AFA Grant Insurance
If for some reason your application is not approved, your school is automatically eligible for a 10% discount on your total program price if you choose to proceed with the program.*
*Schools are NOT required to proceed with the program if they do not receive AFA funding.
Step-by-step Grant Application
Before beginning the process, please familiarize yourself with AFA Guidelines and Grant Writing Tips, both which can be found on the AFA website HERE
First-time applicants will require a GATE username and password. Contact AFA via email at least five business days prior to the application deadline with the following information:
*IMPORTANT Only the school principal can request a username and password for the online gate grant system.*
Legal name of the school as listed by Alberta Education (https://education.alberta.ca/alberta-education/school-authority-index/)
Contact name of the individual responsible for preparing application on behalf of the school; and
Email address of the contact person (the User ID and Password and application instructions will be e-mailed to this address).
The Online Grant Application System can be found here: https://gate.alberta.ca/gate/frontOffice.jsf
Contact us to complete the Booking Process
An SK Rep will be in touch to assist you in completing your school booking. *IMPORTANT* Please be sure to indicate that you will be applying for the AFA grant when contacting us.
Please note that there is no obligation to proceed with the booking if funds are not secured but we need to process your booking so that you have all the details needed to complete your grant application.
Use the following documents in our AFA Grant Document Library to assist you in completing this section (password provided at time of booking):
* Detailed Schedule of Residency (sample)
* Bonus Tips on Preparing your Application
We will provide this document at time of booking
We will provide these documents at time of booking
We are always available to answer any questions you might have, however, if you would like us to look over your Grant Application and provide feedback, we must receive your application, via email, before April 11!
You are now ready to proceed to the online application process!
After you have submitted your grant application, hang tight! Most schools hear from the AFA Panel by late June or early July. If the application was successful, great! If the application was not successful we will chat about ways that we can proceed with the program. Of course, you are not required to proceed with residency if your grant application is unsuccessful!