Operating Grant Increase Program

January 23, 2023: Full guidelines and intake timeline published
January 29, 2023: Applications open
March 1, 2023: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
March 1 – April 30, 2023: Staff review of application, base grant funds distributed
April 1 – May 30, 2023: Evaluation of grants for increased funding
Early June 2023: Notification of results for increased funding
June 2023: Increased funding distributed
Download 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? 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. We will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers to access to develop accommodations that suit their unique abilities and situations, and continually seek to learn and address inequities in our programs and processes.

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact Marta Ligocki, Program Specialist, at marta.ligocki@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 ext. 205, as soon as possible.

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.

If you have any questions about this program please contact Marta Ligocki, Program Specialist, at marta.ligocki@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 ext. 205.

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