New Client Induction Grant Program Invests in 36 Organizations
- Posted July 10th, 2012
Last fall, City Council responded to Calgary Arts Development’s (CADA’s) request to address unprecedented demand from new clients representing diverse and emerging organizations through an increase to CADA’s annual base funding.
As a result, the New Client Induction Grant Program was developed for 2012 to invest in arts organizations that are eligible but not currently funded through CADA’s Operating Grant Program.
$175,000 has now been awarded to 36 organizations through the New Client Induction Grant Program. The Program was open to all eligible arts organizations not currently funded by CADA, with priority given to diverse and emerging organizations.
Applications for the New Client Induction Grant were assessed based on the alignment of each organization's mission, vision and mandate to the program criteria. An arms-length independent assessment panel comprised of artistic peers and community members considered each applicant organization's current annual plan and their achievements during the previous year.
“The diversity and strength of Calgary’s arts sector was evident in the wide variety of groups we were able to fund,” says Patti Pon, Acting President & CEO and Director, Resource Development. “We were very excited to be able to fund the submissions at a meaningful level for each organization.”
This dedicated program for new clients enables CADA to invest in organizations that often represent the next generation of artistic practice. The program also serves as a knowledge-building exercise, enhancing CADA’s ability to measure and communicate the impact of the arts on the long-term success of Calgary.
A full list of organizations can be found at CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Induction_Grant.
For more information on the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.476.2031.