Grants Program

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 2020 - 2021

In response to reductions to our funding allocation, the AMA will be making changes to several of its programs and services for the 2020 - 2021 fiscal year, including the Grants Program. Please read our Membership Advisory for details. 
For the 2020 - 2021 granting year, the following changes have been made to the Grant Runs: 

  • The September 2020 Grant Run has been eliminated. 
  • The November 2020 Grant Run for Operational Staffing Grants will proceed as normal. 
  • The February 2021 Grant Run will be reduced to accept applications for Professional Development Grants only. 


The 2020 - 2021 Grant Season will open in October 2020.


2020 - 2021 Grants Program Categories:

Operational Staffing

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


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.


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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