Artist Development Microgrant

UPDATED: MAY 25, 2023


February 21, 2023: Applications open
April 5, 2023: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
April – May 2023: Evaluation of grants
Late May 2023: Notification of results
June 2023: Funds distributed


July 24, 2023: Applications open
September 27, 2023: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
October – November 2023: Evaluation of grants
Late November 2023: Notification of results
December 2023 – January 2024: Funds distributed
Download Updated Program Guidelines as a PDF

Applications must be submitted by 4:30pm MT on the deadline date. We encourage submitting your application as early as possible. Please see the Deadline Extension Policy for information about extensions.

Need help applying?
We will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers to access in order to develop accommodations that suit their unique abilities and situations.

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact program staff as soon as possible. Staff can provide feedback on your application up to 10 days before application deadlines.

Contact Perpetual Atife at or 403.264.5330 ext. 229, or Taylor Poitras at or 403.264.5330 ext. 215.

Calgary Arts Development is committed to open, fair and transparent processes. There are two policies available for anyone who may need support to apply to this program: the Accommodation & Accessibility Policy and the Application Assistance Policy.

Please refer to each section below for important program details. You will find links to all our policies and other relevant information at the end of this document. We also recommend reviewing the Investment Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before applying.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this program please contact a Grant Program Specialist as soon as possible:

Perpetual Atife: or 403.264.5330 ext. 229
Taylor Poitras: or 403.264.5330 ext. 215