Calgary Arts Development is responsible for establishing grants investment programs for capital projects, organizations’ annual operations, individual artists, and other purposes that strengthen Calgary’s arts sector. Read our Accountability Report.
The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary.
The pandemic provides an opportunity for some boards to consider different organizational changes specifically around mergers, strategic partnerships, hibernations, and...
This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to registered non-profit arts organizations and current operating grant clients in...
This program is intended to support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives.
This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists and artistic collectives in Calgary who pursue a...
The Original Peoples Investment Program supports the preservation and revitalization of First Nation/Métis/Inuit art through arts-based projects and activities.
With the support of our Indigenous Advisory, Calgary Arts Development has named a $75,000 funding pool the Honouring the Children...
This program is intended to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists living and working in the Treaty 7 region...
The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners displayed on light poles and bridges leading into...
When Jarett first began the process for the banner project, he was thinking a lot about Alberta wildlife and the...
This microgrant program recognizes that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated by professional artists.
Recognizing that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated and led by communities, Calgary Arts Development...
Calgary Arts Development will be closed on Friday, September 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Several local events are being held to honour the day.
Calgary Arts Development's operating grant recipients generated more than $100 million in value-added and sustained 1,260 jobs through operating expenditures.
In 2022, Calgary Arts Development contracted KPMG to independently conduct a revised economic impact assessment of Calgary arts organizations that receive operating grant funding.
After working from home for the past two years, our grant coordinator Van Chu has discovered a valuable organizational tool for project management. Read all about it in this fieldnote.
Applications are now open for the Original Peoples Investment Program. Be sure to submit via the online grant interface before 4:30pm MT on October 17, 2022.
Guidelines have now been published for the Original Peoples Investment Program. Applications for this program open on September 5, 2022.
There are several events honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation from the annual Orange Shirt Day Walk to film screenings to live music!
Milena Vasquez shares one of her cyanotype prints created using botanicals and an old photo of her mother from when she was young.
A dancer and choreographer, Troy Emery Twigg was always fascinated by the movement of the body as a means of expression.
Explore a Two-Spirit mural in Kensington, celebrate a songwriter's country roots, catch up with Making Treaty 7 and discover local filmmakers at CIFF.
Calgary Arts Development enables local artists, groups, and businesses by connecting them to information vital to creating art and living creative lives.
Calgary Arts Development’s arts space activities include seeking opportunities for arts space creation with community stakeholders and The City of Calgary as well as gathering and sharing knowledge and expertise.
Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community. All content for the classifieds is user-submitted. Calgary Arts Development makes no endorsement to any agency, organization, corporation or individual who submits listings.
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