Nomination Packages

Nomination Packages

Calgary Arts Development has been hard at work getting ready to open nominations for the eighth annual Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards.

Presented as part of the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions in March 2020, each award is funded by a contribution from a local philanthropist or organization with matching money from Calgary 2012. I wanted to share a few things to consider when getting your nomination package together.

Remember to leave yourself lots of time to upload your nomination and attachments, as the system gets bogged down within the last two hours of the submission deadline.

We have improved the form used in the nomination process but it isn’t perfect.

In the case of a technical error during your submission upload, remember to follow-up with myself at if you don’t get a confirmation email within a week after your submission. If the submission does not load successfully, I have no way of knowing it is missing and this may result in your nomination not being considered for the award.

Once everything is entered, push the send button once and wait for the page to reload. A green dialog box will appear under the submit tab if there are no errors. Depending on your file sizes, uploading may take a few moments.

Not sure of what category to submit to? Feel free to send your questions to my email at

Need help preparing a nomination package? Click here for our tips and tricks on how to put your best foot forward to the jury.

And remember, the deadline for uploading of completed nomination packages is 4:30pm on November 22, 2019. Good luck with your nominations!

Kaley BeisiegelA photo of Kaley Beisiegel joined the Calgary Arts Development team in March 2015. In addition to writing and performing her own music as Kaley Bird, Kaley is an active arts manager and advocate.

After touring across Canada as an independent musician and graduating from Grant MacEwan University in Arts and Cultural Management, Kaley directed and produced the inaugural year of Edmonton’s SOS Fest in 2010. Since then, she has worked for a number of arts organizations and initiatives, including serving as the Marketing Coordinator for the Art Gallery of Alberta as well as the Season Manager and Festival Director for the Edmonton Chamber Music Society.

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