This category supports tangible initiatives that promote awareness of Alberta's history and those that have a lasting impact. The following types of projects fall under this category:
- Innovative educational projects for young Albertans that will increase their knowledge and understanding of Alberta's history.
- Projects that will promote awareness of Alberta's history through visual, participatory or any other method deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors, such as historical videos, broadcasts.
- Production and installation of interpretive plaques, monuments and markers that provide substantial information about Alberta's history. Commemorative markers providing only names and dates are ineligible for funding.
- Projects that provide an opportunity for professional development within the field of heritage preservation such as attendance at workshops, seminars or conferences relating to the preservation and interpretation of historic, archaeological or palaeontological resources. Evidence must be provided that attendance is vital to the applicant's career in heritage preservation.
- Projects that encourage public involvement in heritage preservation issues and promote knowledge about Alberta's history such as the organization and presentation of local or provincial workshops, seminars or conferences. National or international events that take place in Alberta will be reviewed on a case to case basis. Eligible costs include conference materials, speaker's honorarium and travel costs. Costs of providing food and entertainment are not eligible.
Ineligible projects include reunions, homecomings, anniversary celebrations and similar events.
The maximum grant for this category is $5,000.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator.
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