Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives

Grant Announcement Categories: Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives

Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the full guidelines for the 2022 Project Grant Program for Individuals and Collectives. Applications open on February 28 for an April 19, 2022, deadline.

This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists and artist collectives in Calgary (known as Mohkínsstsisi in Blackfoot) working in any artistic discipline who pursue a professional practice. The Project Grant Program seeks to support projects that align with any of the following priority areas:

  • Projects that reflect and contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Calgary’s arts sector and create opportunities for Calgarians to access artistic experiences.
  • Projects that support individual artistic and career development, including creation, professional development, business development, research, and experimentation.
  • Arts-centered projects that encourage everyday creativity, including cross-sector collaboration, creative economy, and neighbourhood-level community initiatives.

Individual artists may apply for up to $15,000 and artist collectives may apply for up to $20,000. Total funding available for this program is $1,600,000.

Be sure to review the full guidelines before starting your application.

How to Apply

Calgary Arts Development is transitioning to a new grant platform over the course of 2022. The Project Grant for Individuals and Collectives will be the first program to run in the new system. The link to the new grant platform and the application form will be available the day the program opens on February 28, 2022.

Applicants must create a user profile in order to apply. Artist collectives must create a collective account that is separate from their individual account in the grant interface and apply through their collective account. Program staff will be available to help applicants transition to the new system and provide support. We appreciate your patience through this process. Please contact with any questions or technical issues.

Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program, please review the Investment Program FAQ or contact Taylor Poitras, Specialist, Individuals and Collectives Programs, at or 403.264.5330 ext.215.

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