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
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 Institutional Grants only. 


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


2020 - 2021 Grants Program Categories:


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.


Operational Staffing

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


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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