Operating Grant Program

Applications currently closed

The Operating Grant Program invests annually in non-profit organizations with year-round, arts-driven operations, prioritizing organizations that demonstrate high artistic impact, public impact and organizational resiliency. Organizations may allocate these funds to any areas of their overall budgets.

The Operating Grant Program is on a two-year granting cycle. The next application cycle for the Operating Grant Program will begin in 2018. Please stay in touch with Calgary Arts Development via our weekly newsletter for program announcements, information sessions, and deadlines.


Organizations who received operational funding through this program in 2016 must complete an interim report by March 31, 2017. The interim reports will be available February 1, 2017 through our online grant interface. All reports must be submitted through the online granting interface by March 31, 2017 at 4:30pm MST. If a deadline extension is required, Calgary Arts Development must receive a written request before this deadline. See the full Deadline Extension Policy for more information.


Programming Form
Financial Form
Statistical Form


Please consult the Investment Program FAQ for answers to common questions about the program. Contact the Community Investment team at grants@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.476.2031 if you have further questions.