Organization Structural Change Grant

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Organization Structural Change Grant

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the full guidelines for the Organization Structural Change Grant. Applications are now open and will be accepted on an ongoing basis until November 30, 2021.

Coming out of the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Calgary Arts Development recognizes that the sector shut-down and health mandates have disproportionately impacted the arts sector and there will be difficult conversations taking place among board members and organizational leadership in the coming months.

The Organizational Structural Change (OSC) Grant is new in 2021 and the intent is that it is only available for one-year to support the transitions organizations will need to face in the coming year. Our research data indicates that there are some arts organizations that will not be financially viable due to loss of revenue, limited ability to adapt, and no reserves to support their ongoing work. There are costs to closures along with the need to preserve the artistic contributions and assets of the organization for the arts ecosystem.

The pandemic provides an opportunity for some boards to consider different organizational changes specifically around mergers, strategic partnerships, hibernations, and even organizational closure and the OSC Grant purpose is to support those decisions.

Be sure to review the full guidelines. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Sara Bateman Director, Community Investment & Impact, at

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