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Mayor Jyoti Gondek sings in a surprise performance with the Heebee-jeebees at the 2023 Celebration for the Arts

Photo: Motif Photography


Free This Week

Don’t miss out on free events this week with arts offerings ranging from an exhibition opening with ICAI at the Central Library, a poetry slam at Shelf Life Books, kids-focused workshops at Esker Foundation and…Read more

Free This Week

This week, look forward to new spring exhibitions at TRUCK Contemporary Art, a book launch at Shelf Life Books, a screening of an Estonian dark comedy presented by the Calgary European Film Series, and more!Read more

Office closure for Good Friday

Our staff will be off on Friday, March 29, 2024 for Good Friday. If you're looking for things to do this long weekend, visit for theatre, film, dance, music and more.Read more

Share your best images with us!

Did you receive funding from Calgary Arts Development in 2023? We want to share your best images and show what a creative and vibrant arts community we have!Read more

We're Hiring: Public Art Director

Calgary Arts Development is hiring a Public Art Director to provide creative and executive leadership of the commissioning, programming and community engagement practices of the public art program.Read more

Spotlight on Arts Audiences: Research

The Rozsa Foundation and arts-supporting organizations in Calgary and Edmonton contracted research firm Stone-Olafson to conduct in-depth research on the current engagement of arts audiences in the province following the pandemic.Read more

Report finds Calgary's creative sector is essential

A Conference Board of Canada update on the economic impact of Calgary's creative industries finds they improve quality of life, support the retention of workers, attract business investment and contribute to economic vitality.Read more

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