Operating Grant Program: 2023 Results

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Operating Grant Program: 2023 Results

The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to non-profit arts organizations in Calgary / Mohkinsstsis. Operating Grants are committed on a multi-year cycle, and may be directed to any area of an organization’s overall budget. The Operating Grant in 2023 was confirmed on a two-year cycle for 2023 and 2024.

The program was open to non-profit arts organizations that received operating grants through the Operating Grant Program in the 2020 — 2022 funding cycle. In 2023 organizations in the Operating Grant Program received their ‘base grant’ (the amount confirmed through their previous 2020 — 2022 investment agreement) and were also eligible for a percentage-based increase to their annual operating grant for 2023 and 2024. The total sum of the base grant and the increase is considered the new operating grant amount for both the 2023 and 2024 grant years.

160 organizations received $7,668,127 through the Operating Grant Program in 2023. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the Operating Grant Program.

NOTE: The below list does not include new organizations who were onboarded into the operating grant through the Operating Grant New Client Intake Program.

Organization Grant Amount
Adult Recreational Choir Society of Calgary $30,000
Alberta Ballet $431,420
Alberta Craft Council $55,888
Alberta Media Art Alliance Society $22,400
Alberta Playwrights’ Network $18,908
Alberta Printmakers Society $30,000
Alberta Theatre Projects $364,500
Alexandra Writers Centre Society $30,000
Alliance Francaise $44,016
Amici String Program Association $25,800
Antyx Community Arts Society $45,584
Beltline Neighbourhoods Association $30,000
Book Publishers Association of Alberta $32,816
Brazilian Community Association of Alberta $6,000
Calgary Allied Arts Foundation $10,000
Calgary Animated Objects $55,776
Calgary Bach Society $4,200
Calgary Blues Music Association $48,384
Calgary Boys’ Choir $16,800
Calgary Centre for Global Community | Humainologie $30,000
Calgary Children’s Choir Association $4,320
Calgary Chinese Orchestra $4,200
Calgary Cinematheque $28,000
Calgary Concert Band Society $6,254
The Calgary Fiddlers Association $30,000
Calgary Foothills Barbershop Chorus Society $11,092
Calgary Girls Choir $36,400
Calgary International Film Festival Society $105,490
Calgary International Fringe Festival Society $39,200
Calgary Men’s Chorus Society $7,080
Calgary Multicultural Choir Society $4,200
Calgary Opera Association $345,878
Calgary Performing Arts Festival Society $20,000
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $462,054
Calgary Pro Musica Society $30,000
Calgary Protospace Ltd $25,000
Calgary Reggae Festival Society $21,819
Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players $10,000
Calgary Round-up Band $10,000
Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers $42,000
Calgary Underground Film Festival Society $42,560
Calgary Young People’s Theatre Society $30,000
Calgary Youth Orchestra Society $24,000
Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry Society (CAMP) $15,000
Canadian Music Centre–Prairie Region $30,000
Cantare Children’s Choir Society $30,688
Casa Mexico Foundation $20,000
Chromatic Theatre $30,000
CJSW Radio – The University of Calgary Student Radio Society $58,630
Classical Guitar Society of Calgary $8,260
Cloud’s ‘n Water Visual Production Society, The New Gallery $48,608
Contemporary Calgary $70,000
Corps Bara Dance Guild of Calgary $10,000
Dancer’s Studio West Society $34,832
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks $209,844
Design Talks (d.talks) $30,000
Early Music Voices Concert Society $11,716
East Side Dance Festival Society $20,000
Elephant Artist Relief Society $10,000
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society $45,584
EnChor Choral Society $2,400
Evergreen Theatre Society $45,136
Exposure: Calgary Banff Photography Festival $30,128
Femme Wave Arts Society $33,600
Fire Exit Theatre Society $4,800
Fish Creek Concert and Cultural Society $3,990
Folk Festival Society of Calgary $158,436
Foothills Bluegrass Music Society $3,300
Foothills Brass Society $16,200
Footprints Dance Project Society of Alberta $26,400
Forte Musical Theatre Guild $23,400
FreeFall Literary Society of Calgary $16,000
Ghost River Theatre Society $31,024
Glenbow Alberta Institute $369,940
Gli Azzurri-Calgary Italian Folk Dancers $13,950
GlobalFest Society $37,296
Green Fools Theatre $30,352
Handsome Alice Theatre $24,800
Harmony Guzheng Ensemble Association $6,962
Hispanic Arts Society $37,408
Alberta University of the Arts, Illingworth Kerr Gallery $24,400
Instrumental Society of Calgary $10,400
International Festival of Animated Objects Society $30,000
International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society $12,064
Jazz Is Society of Alberta $30,464
Jeunesse Classique Ballet Company $30,000
Kantorei Choral Society $16,000
Kensington Sinfonia Society $14,600
Land’s End Chamber Music Society $22,000
Loose Moose Theatre $27,608
Lougheed House Conservation Society $57,310
Luminous Voices Music Society $30,000
Lunchbox Theatre $71,500
Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society $33,600
Marda Loop Justice Film Festival Society $10,000
Morpheus Theatre Society $20,532
Mount Royal Choral Association of Calgary $13,000
Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $30,000
Music Calgary $13,500
National accessArts Centre $85,140
National Music Centre $271,360
New Works Calgary $20,600
One Big Jam $17,400
One Voice Chorus Society $11,800
One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Association $98,010
Orchestra Society of Calgary (Calgary Civic Symphony) $12,760
ProArts Society $11,832
Pumphouse Theatres Society $48,384
Calgary Queer Arts Society (FairyTales) $34,944
Quest Theatre Society $56,870
Quickdraw Animation Society $58,520
Revv52 (formerly Calgary Choral) $35,280
Rocky Mountain Concert Band Society $7,670
Sarb Akal Music Society of Calgary $33,600
Savridi Singers Association $2,400
Second Story Art Society (Truck Gallery) $56,000
Silver Stars Musical Revue Society $6,372
Single Onion $10,000
Sled Island Arts Fellowship $101,970
Soulocentric Performing Arts Society o/a Bach Tots $8,260
Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society $1,500
Spiritus Chamber Choir $11,446
Springboard Dance Collective Calgary Society $36,736
Stage Left Productions Theatre Association $30,000
Storybook Theatre Society $55,330
Stride Art Gallery Association $48,608
Studio C, Prospect Human Services Society $30,000
Suzirya Ukrainian Dance Theatre Association $25,200
Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre Society $28,000
The Acoustic Music Society of Calgary $15,000
Association of the Inside Out Integrated Theatre Project $30,000
The Bows (formerly Untitled Art Society) $30,000
The Grand $84,700
The Calgary Jazz Orchestra Society $17,400
Caribbean Community Council $13,224
Downstage Performance Society $30,000
The Esther Honens International Piano Competition $93,060
The Festival Chorus $21,600
The League of Extraordinary Albertans $13,688
Leighton Foundation and Art Centre $43,680
Old Trout Puppet Workshop $55,888
The Shakespeare Company Theatre In The Round Guild $30,000
The Society of Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People $12,180
Theatre Alberta Society $69,300
Theatre Calgary $435,236
Theatre Encounter Performance Society $10,000
Three Left Feet Movement Creations $20,400
Trickster Theatre Society $61,930
Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Ensemble $30,240
Verb Theatre Society $18,200
Vertigo Theatre Society $134,568
W.P. Puppet Theatre Society $30,000
W&M Dance Projects of Calgary Association $19,400
West Village Theatre Society $12,064
Westwinds Music Society $30,000
Wild Mint Arts $30,000
Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. $30,000
WordFest $100,540
Writers Guild of Alberta $43,456
Youth Singers of Calgary $75,680
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