Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program

Applications Open: September 9, 2021
Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2021, 4:30pm MT
Notifications: Results will be sent out by early December 2021
Funds: Grant money will be released beginning in December 2021
Download Program Guidelines as a PDF

Calgary Arts Development public art microgrant investment funds are provided through the Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary. We thank these funders for their generous support.

The program seeks to inspire Calgarians and support local artists that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an opportunity for community-initiated public art projects.

Applications must be submitted by the stated deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions or need any help with completing an application, please contact us as soon as possible so we can get you what you need.

Applications are accepted through the online grant interface. If this is your first time applying to Calgary Arts Development you will need to create a profile from the login page. If you have any questions or need assistance in setting up a profile or creating an application, please contact

The public art microgrant programs follow many of the same guidelines as Calgary Arts Development’s other granting programs. Please see Investment Program FAQ for answers to common questions.

Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please contact Ophelia Liew, Public Art Engagement Liaison, at or 403.264.5330.