Community Directory FAQ

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

+ How do I get my directory listing posted on your site?

Simply fill out the applicable form on our directories page. Be sure to include as much information as you can, especially an image or two. You will be asked for both a logo and a feature image, but if you don’t have a logo then two images that represent your practice will be fine.

+ What is Art for Social Change?

The Art for Social Change Network seeks out practitioners in Calgary/Mohkinsstsis who are using arts to inspire and catalyze social change –these practitioners can range from artists, art administrators, to representatives from various organizations and communities and beyond.

When people make art collectively about what matters to them, new insights, dialogue and actions for change become possible. The Trico Changemakers Studio passionately believes that everyone is a changemaker. Through a partnership with Calgary Arts Development, they centre artists to amplify, facilitate and grow the field of art for social change in Calgary. Together, our mission is to uncover the potential of inclusive, arts-infused practices to build and support healthy, sustainable, creative and more just communities. We hope these practices nourish expression, dialogue, visioning and empowerment among community members to mobilize, act, and co-create the change we need. These beliefs are founded on a substantial worldwide body of evidence that demonstrates the work’s positive impacts at individual, community, and systems change levels. As these approaches become more integrated into a wide range of change agendas, the work will reach many more Canadians, enhancing social cohesion, social and environmental justice, wellbeing, and providing new solutions to often-complex challenges.

+ What is Public Art?

Public art is one of the most approachable forms of art because it exists in common space and is free to access. Public Art includes many types of artforms and mediums, most commonly sculptures, murals and monuments. However, it can include temporary or ephemeral artworks, transitory works or artwork integrated into infrastructure. A public artist is an artist who has led site-specific art in public space or has engaged with community and then created an artwork in response to that community.

+ Is there a cost?

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

+ How long will my listing remain in the directory?

Your listing, once posted, will remain until you would like it removed, or if your business ceases operations.

+ Why did my listing get declined?

Please note that these listings are intended for artists and organizations who base their practice inside of Calgary/Mohkinsstsis, in addition to First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists and organizations living and working in the Treaty 7 region and area. Artists and organizations that do not meet this criteria may not be posted.

+ How long does it take to get approval and posted?

All listings are moderated by Calgary Arts Development before they are published to the site. You can expect your listing to be posted within five (5) business days of submission.

+ It’s been a while since I submitted my listing, why isn’t it on the site?

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

+ Why has some of my listing changed?

Calgary Arts Development endeavours to keep your listing as true to that which you have submitted, however we do edit all listings for style and consistency.

+ What should I include in my listing?

Follow these tips for a great listing:

  • 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:
    • Name and contact information to be shown in the listing
    • Specify the category that best reflects the genre of your practice
    • An image or two that reflects your artistic practice.
+ How do I edit or delete my listing?

Simply email us at with the changes you’d like made and we can take care of that on our end. If you would like to replace your existing image, make sure it is sized at 800 x 600 pixels or larger, and we will be happy to change that as well..

+ I still need help, who do I contact?

You can reach out to Kari Watson, Communications Specialist, at