We want the Alberta Foundation for the Arts to return the funding for the Artists & Education grant stream to what it was before the disproportionate funding cuts.
The Artists & Education grant offers students throughout Alberta the chance to work directly with artists to gain hands-on experience in theatre, dance, visual arts, and writing. Without this funding, many schools are not able to provide these opportunities to students.
2015 FUNDING CUTS
2017 NEW FUNDING
As you can see, 50% of the 2015 AFA Funding cut was taken from the Artists & Education Grant stream. Asking the AFA to bring the Artists & Education Grant back up to it's previous $1 million funding will take only 10% of the 2017 funding increase.