Classified FAQ

All content for the classifieds is user-submitted. Calgary Arts Development makes no endorsement to any agency, organization, corporation or individual who submits listings.

We trust our readers to use their own judgement when responding to ads.

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There is no need to sign up, just submit your classified using this handy form or email it to classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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No. Calgary Arts Development’s classified listing is a free service for Calgary’s arts community.

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All classifieds are listed in order of date submitted with older ones remaining on the site for transparency. We work to reclassify ads to the archive on a regular basis. If you need your ad updated or removed, please email us at classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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All classifieds must have an arts/culture component, be of relevance to Calgarians, and be industry focused. Public events and activities should be submitted to What’s On for possible inclusion.

We reserve the right to deny ads that we deem to be offensive, misleading, exploitative or inaccurate.

Calgary Arts Development believes that artists should be paid for their work. Calls and opportunities should include information about payment, artists’ fees, exhibition royalties, or if the work will be available for sale.

Ads for jobs outside of Calgary and area may not be posted. Please share salary ranges or payment.

Please contact classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com for more details.

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All ads are moderated by Calgary Arts Development before they are published to the site. You can expect your ad to be posted within 48 hours (Monday to Friday) of submission.

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We try our best to post everything or reach out if more clarification is needed, but things can get missed. Email us at classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com and we’ll let you know what’s up.

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Calgary Arts Development edits all ads for style, grammar, and accuracy. Please contact classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com if you have any concerns.

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Follow these tips for a great classified:

  • Be as specific and clear as possible.
  • Use complete sentences rather than a series of phrases and random words. Don’t over capitalize words or use all caps. Make it easy to read.
  • Include all pertinent information including:
    • Who, what, when, where, why, and how.
    • Contact information.
    • Important dates and deadlines.
    • Information on payment, artists’ fees, exhibition royalties, salary ranges, and the like. Unsure what to pay an artist? Use the CARFAC minimum fee schedule as a guideline.
    • Website links.
  • An introduction or summary paragraph at the beginning of the ad helps draw people in plus helps scrapers and search engines share your classified with a broader audience.
  • Add a photo if at all possible. The best images are horizontal and will be cropped to 800 pixels by 600 pixels.
  • Include street addresses with location names. Make it easy for someone to find you.

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As all ads are user submitted, please respond as directed in the classified.

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Email classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com with your changes and we’ll get it updated as soon as possible.

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Email classifieds@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or call Nick Heazell, Data and Website Coordinator, at 403.264.5330 ext. 213.

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