Alberta Media Fund: Cultural Industry Organizations Project Grant

By mmuise

The Cultural Industry Organization Project Grant assists Alberta-based companies engaged in the production of books, magazines or sound recordings, as well as some screen-based projects. Grants may be used to support projects in art production, training, career development, marketing and research.

Comments on Funding:

Organizations can apply for up to 100% of eligible expenses up to a maximum of $20,000.

Deadline: April 1 - June 1 (annually)

Applicants must:

  • be organizations primarily engaged in the production of:
    a) books, eBooks;
    b) magazines, eMagazines;
    c) sound recordings;
    d) film, video.
  • registered and in good standing with the appropriate legislation;
  • be based in Alberta;
  • be majority owned by Alberta residents.

    Eligible book publishers must publish or plan to publish books that:
  • are permanent-bound;
  • are at least 48 printed pages;
  • are in editions of at least 500 copies;
  • have at least 50% of printed copies eligible for sale.

    Eligible applicants publish eBooks that:
  • are available through major online retailers;
  • are at least 48 pages of print equivalent;
  • have at least 75% of all eBook titles for sale.

    Eligible magazine publishers must publish or plan to publish magazines that:
  • are of literary, artistic or children’s interest (500 copies in print);
  • have editorial policies controlled by an editor or editorial board;
  • have a policy that the copyright for all published material resides with the author;
  • have a clear distinction between editorial content and advertising.

    Eligible sound recording companies must:
  • develop, produce, license, release, promote and distribute sound recordings;
  • have the production copyright of the sound recording owned or licensed by the label for each reording released.

    Eligible film production companies that are:
  • are primarily engaged in film and video productions for public viewing;
  • will create or have created a production with a running time, or combined times, of at least 30 minutes.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

The intake period is open from April 1 to June 1 annually.

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