Culture vultures unite.

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

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. 

During Alberta Culture Days, community groups are encouraged to host free public events celebrating culture. 

"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 Minister of Culture Ron Orr.

There are three levels:

  • Feature Celebration Sites, are eligible for grants of $10,000 to offer three days of programming
  • Host Celebration Sites, are able to receive $5,000 for two days of programming
  • Pop Up Celebration Sites, which are one-day programming events offered, and are eligible for grants of $1,000

More than 3.4 million people took in events during Culture Days last year and more than 3,000 free events were held in over 500 communities across the country.

The deadline to apply for an Alberta Culture Days celebration site grant is May 12 and recipients will learn if they've been successful in June.