Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives

March 1, 2023: Full guidelines published
March 14, 2023: Applications open
May 10, 2023: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
May – July 2023: Evaluation of grants
Early August 2023: Notification of results
August 2023: Funds 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? 

We will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers to access to develop accommodations that suit their unique abilities and situations.

Starting March 9, 2023 the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) will be enabled when you try to log into the Smart Simple platform. This extra layer of protection will be added to the standard login credentials. You will receive a single-use verification code that is a uniquely generated number sent to you via the email you registered your account with. Each time you log into the system, you will be prompted to enter the single-use code.

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact Taylor Poitras, Program Specialist, at or 403.264.5330 ext.215, as soon as possible. Staff can provide feedback on your application up to 10 days before application deadlines.

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 or need any help completing an application, please contact Taylor Poitras, Program Specialist, at or 403.264.5330 ext.215.