Grants Program

The 2021 - 2022 Grant Season is now open.

The AMA Grants Program provides funds to qualifying Individual and Institutional Members through the financial support of the Alberta Government.

Members must be in good standing by the grant deadline to be eligible for funding. As all new members must be ratified by the AMA Board of Directors, a process that takes a month, please apply for membership with adequate time to ensure you are a full member and eligible for grant application before the appropriate deadline. 


Grants Program Changes for 2021 - 2022

The AMA has adjusted the Grants Program for the 2021 - 2022 granting year to better support the membership as we continue to navigate these uncertain times.
For the 2021 - 2022 granting year, the revised Grant Run deadlines are as follows: 

Grant Category Draft Review Deadline Application Deadline
Professional Development June 11, 2021 July 2, 2021
   January 11, 2022 February 1, 2022
Operational Staffing September 10, 2021 October 1, 2021
Institutional January 11, 2022 February 1, 2022


In addition, changes to the Professional Development Grant have been made to reflect the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 public health restrictions and to ensure the funds available have an immediate impact for as many members of the sector as possible.

For more information, please see our Membership Advisory.  


2021 - 2022 Grants Program Categories:

Professional Development

The Professional Development grant provides funding to eligible Individual and Institutional Members as they undertake professional and personal learning opportunities to increase the overall body of knowledge of the Alberta museum community.


Operational Staffing

The Operational Staffing Grant provides funding to eligible Institutional Members to build capacity by contributing to the wages of core museum staff. 



The Institutional grant  provides funding to eligible Institutional Members to complete projects in the following sections:  Museums and Society, Governance and Operations, Collections, and Programming. The Partnership grant is also available for a project involving two or more institutions. This grant encourages applicants to undertake projects that directly respond to needs identified by their communities and demonstrate leadership within the museum sector.


Grant Listings and your Grant information is located in the Members Only Section. 



For more information about the Grants Program, please contact

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