Project Grant Program – Organizations

Grant Announcement Categories: Project Grant Program – Organizations

Project Grant Program – Organizations

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the full guidelines for the 2021 Project Grant Program for Organizations. Applications open on June 1, 2021 for a July 12, 2021 deadline.

This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to registered non-profit arts organizations and current operating grant clients. Organizations must demonstrate that the arts are at the core of their mandate. Registered for-profit organizations and artistic projects by non-arts organizations will not be eligible for this funding.

Organizations must either be based in Calgary (known as Mohkinsstsis in Blackfoot), or be able to demonstrate that they make significant contributions to the arts that are accessible to Calgary citizens on an ongoing basis. Post-secondary, credit, or degree granting organizations are not eligible for this program. Please review the Investment Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for a glossary of terms and frequently asked questions about program eligibility.

Applicants may apply for up to $25,000 to support one-time projects which contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Calgary’s arts sector, and strengthen the organization’s ability to connect with their community.

Projects funded through this program must be complete by December 31, 2022.

The total pool of funding will be $800,000. Calgary Arts Development is aiming to allocate a minimum of 70% of this pool to organizations who are not currently operating grant clients. The target percentage may be adjusted based on the number of applications as well as assessor scores. This program will be assessed by an arms-length peer committee.

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

If you have any questions about this program please review the Investment Program FAQ and contact Marta Ligocki, Specialist for Arts Organizations, at 403.264.5330 ext.205 or

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