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City-Builder Program

Funding for the City-Builder Program has been combined with the OG+ Program for 2019.

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Operating Grant Program

Current recipients can apply for an additional one-year increase. OG+ applications open on April 22, 2019.

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Organizational Access Program

Providing equitable access to operational funding, Letters of Intent are due May 10, 2019, 4:30pm MST.

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List a Space. Find a Space. For Free.

SpaceFinder Alberta

SpaceFinder links organizations with space to rent with those who need space. Its free to list and free to search.

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Arts in Action

Arts in Action YYC captures stories and data about how arts build a city. Read and share at artsaction.ca.

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What's On in Calgary

Stay up to date with arts and culture events throughout the year

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Win Tickets to see Lisa Brokop

This musical tour from award-winning performer Lisa Brokop tips its cowboy hat to the talented women of country music including hits from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, and more.

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A graphic of characters from Back to the Future played by with Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, James Tolkan, Tom Wilson, and Michael J. Fox

Win Tickets to Back to the Future

Celebrate Back to the Future at the Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo with Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, James Tolkan, Tom Wilson, and superstar Michael J. Fox. Enter to win tickets!

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A graphic for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Under the Influence Festival

Under the Influence Festival

A raucous and unforgettable musical journey shines a light on the iconoclasts whose creativity has led to profound artistic upheaval, join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for this boundary-pushing festival.

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An artist draws in the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo's Artist Alley

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

Love superheroes? How about comics? And what about science fiction? If you said yes to any of those questions, you need to hit up this annual pop culture extravaganza.

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Cosplayers dressed as Disney princesses, and one little Joker, take part in the POW! Parade of Wonders

Free This Week

Time is flying by and we can’t believe it’s the end of April already! So, make the most of the last few days of the month and hit up these free events. Here’s what we’re checking out this week—there’s so much to do.

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A concert on the skywalk at the National Music Centre

International Jazz Day(s)

Get ready, one jazzy party is about to begin! Calgary is one of the only cities in the world to take the inspiration from International Jazz Day and expand it into a full festival so join JazzYYC for this year’s celebration.

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The audience fills a theatre at the Calgary Underground Film Festival

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Elevating Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema, the Calgary Underground Film Festival returns for its 16th year with unique films, one-of-a-kind parties, and so much more.

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Research

Useful information about Calgary Arts Development and the sector

Calgary Engagement Survey 2018

Calgary Engagement Survey

How a community connects with the arts can be a clear indicator of vibrancy. Overall, 93% of Calgarians are connected to the arts and culture sector in one way or another.

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Arts Professionals Survey

Arts Professionals Survey

In the fall of 2017, Calgary Arts Development conducted an Arts Professionals Survey to better understand the arts ecosystem and all of its complexities.

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Jane's Walk

Join SpaceFinder Alberta for a look at downtown arts spaces

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Downtown Calgary Arts Spaces

Join us for a Jane’s Walk on May 4, 2019 and suss out some of downtown Calgary’s art spaces.

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Announcements

Downtown Calgary Arts Spaces

Did you know when you walk down Stephen Avenue, you are just steps away from some of Calgary’s most intriguing arts spaces? Join us for a Jane’s Walk around through downtown Calgary on May 4, 2019.

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City-Builder Program

On April 11, 2019 the Calgary Arts Development board of directors approved combining the funding for the City-Builder Program into the OG+ Program for 2019. This change does not alter the amount of funding available.

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Office Closure

The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on April 19, 2019 for Good Friday. We hope you have a fun and relaxing Easter long weekend with your friends and family. Our office reopens on April 22.

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Organizational Access Program

Calgary Arts Development is offering two information sessions for the Organizational Access Program. Get an overview of the full program guidelines and learn how to best tell your story through the application process.

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Project Grant Program – Organizations

Applying to the Project Grant Program as an organization? Calgary Arts Development has updated the guidelines and is offering two information sessions.

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Living a Creative Life

Fuelling a vital, prosperous and connected city

Summer Dreams – Pillars of Humanity hangs in the Genesis Centre

Antyx

This Forest Lawn-based arts company uses the tools of creativity to stitch together a community out of a lot of young people who may feel alone.

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A portrait of Samuel Obadero

Samuel Obadero

Samuel Obadero is a skilled lifestyle photographer and a strong new voice for social advocacy in the city. Tune in to hear more about how Calgary became his home.

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Thundering Nations International on stage for Our Canada, Our Story

Our Canada, Our Story

How do you grow a community out of a world full of different ones? For Action Dignity, it means working with more than 70 different cultural communities.

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The Film Centre

The tone of the articles told one story. The data told another. The Calgary Film Centre generated $178 million in spinoff economic activity in 2017 alone.

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A photo of a coffee cup sitting on a script of Just Ask

#yycLCL January 2019

Calgary-based actor, writer, and director Christi Dos Santos-Wing shared this photo of her script. Just Ask is currently in production through Herland.

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Project participant David Munoz introduces his interpretive experience of Lougheed House

Lougheed House

How do you connect a museum to its community? That’s the question the people who run Lougheed House ask a lot these days.

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Calgary Arts Development’s President & CEO Patti Pon in Olympic Plaza

Patti Pon

We’re pleased to be expanding our Storytelling Project into the realm of oral tradition with the first edition of The Storytelling Podcast.

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Cheryl Foggo and Clem Martini with their daughters in Ward 1’s ravine park

Cheryl Foggo

Cheryl Foggo has been published and produced extensively as a journalist, screenwriter, poet, playwright, and writer of fiction and non-fiction.

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Tom Marten's It's Nobody | Image: Courtesy of Indefinite Arts Centre