Cultural Activation Fund: 2023 Results

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Cultural Activation Fund: 2023 Results

The Cultural Activation Fund supports projects that align with civic partner and City of Calgary strategies, priority areas and initiatives such as Downtown Revitalization, Chinook Blast and Rise Up, and the Creative Economy Strategy. cSpace’s annual operating grant is also funded through the Cultural Activation Fund, as well as collaborations with other funders such as support for non-qualified donee applicants to the Rozsa Foundation Capstone Grant program. In 2023, additional funding was received from the City of Calgary to be allocated towards grants and sponsorships through the Rise Up Downtown Vibrancy program.

Grantee Project Grant
cSpace Projects Annual Grant $240,000
Dancers Transition Resource Centre On the Move Career Development Conference $2,500.00
LobbyFest Urban Innovation Society LobbyFest 2023 $10,000
Marilyn Milavsky RiverFestYYC 2023 $25,000
National accessArts Centre COP28 $15,000
Tourism Calgary Chinook Blast 2024 $125,000
Trevor Solway Tales From the Rez $4,100
cSpace Projects Creative Spaces Playbook & Meanwhile Lease Program $50,000
Antonio Machado RAMP – Capstone Project $5,000

Rise Up Downtown Vibrancy Program

Rise Up invites individuals and organizations to propose creative projects, events and programs that will transform existing venues and spaces in the downtown area with the support of the RISE UP Downtown Vibrancy Program.

Grantee Project Grant Sponsorship
3rd Verse Records Jollof n Jam $5,000
Ado Nkemka A.N.’s first single release party $2,861.35
Aklas Comics Team Aklas Comics, The installation $5,000
The Alcove Center for the Arts The Alcove Window Case Concert $5,000
Black Arts and Culture Council Pop up and Pull up $5,000
The Blaze Group I Love Afro Beats $5,000
Calgary Underground Film Festival Society 11th CUFF.Docs; Documentary Film Festival $5,000
Casa Mexico in Alberta Foundation Traditional Mexican Posada $5,000
Closet Art Studio Closet Art Studio $5,000
Empath Theatre Collective Emily Parkhouse $2,550
Empowering Artists Empowering Artists Presents: Winter Jam $4,677.25
Fredy Rivas “Tremenda Luz” (Great Light) $5,000
Good Neighbour Community Market Magic Happens Here $4,700
Hebert Poll Gutierrez WE ARE NOT IMMIGRANTS BUT HUMANS. $5,000
Hispanic Arts Society Day of the Dead / Día de Muertos $5,000
ICARUS Sound Jam Session – Show Dem Camp $5,000
Kenna Burima The Eau Claire Hub Holiday Cafe $5,000
Lydia Tesfaye Blossom $5,000
LYT Studio Community Connection through Clay $5,000
Misha Maseka/Village Girls Honey & Cocoa: A Broadway Cabaret $5,000
Moey Blanco Moey Blanco presents “Please Don’t Feed the Artist”, A pop up activation $4,468.33
Paloma Negra Fiesta de la Piñata $5,000
Philippe Burns & Katlin Mathison Philippe Burns & Katlin Mathison $3,828.07
Rockit Vocal Studios Interactive Songwriting Workshop and Showcase $5,000
Seconds.Collective Seconds. $4,700
SpanicArts Hispanic / Latin American Heritage Day $5,000
Steven Morton Drag Me to the Opera $5,000
The Definitive Rock Rythm Festival $5,000
The Oratory The Oratory $5,000
Three Left Feet Candy Cane Carnival $3,965
Volly Ltd Chinatown Popup Movie Club $3,250
YYC Music Awards Foundation YYC Music Awards Holiday Spotlight $5,000

Accountability Reports and Year-End Financials

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