Greater Forest Lawn arts grant recipients announced Tuesday

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Greater Forest Lawn arts grant recipients announced Tuesday

For immediate release
February 24, 2014

Calgary Arts Development and International Avenue BRZ to report on first six months of new program

(Calgary AB) – Media are invited to attend an announcement of the first grant recipients of the Arts for All Program, a program piloted by Calgary Arts Development and the International Avenue BRZ to invest in arts activity outside of the downtown core, with a focus on East Calgary.

Tuesday, February 25
artBOX on 17E (1807 42nd St. SE)

Speakers will include Alison Karim-McSwiney of the International Avenue BRZ, and Jordan Baylon of Calgary Arts Development. In addition to announcing the recipients of the Arts for All Program’s Greater Forest Lawn Project Grant, this event will also include a six-month update on the arts and community activities that have taken place in artBOX on 17E since it opened in July 2013.

The Arts for All Program began in July 2013 and its first round of applications was due November 15, 2013. The program is now engaged in a second round of applications for the Greater Forest Lawn Project Grant and the Greater Forest Lawn Artist Award, both due May 30, 2014. More information is available at

About artBOX on 17E
artBOX on 17E is a 3,300-sq.-ft. temporary presentation, production, performance, meeting and workshop space for the arts in East Calgary, located at 1807 42nd St. SE, Calgary, Alberta. The space was created through a partnership between the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone and Calgary Arts Development, and aims to increase arts activity in Greater Forest Lawn and be a community resource for artists living or working in the area. The artBOX on 17E project runs until January 2015.

About Calgary Arts Development
Calgary Arts Development plays a leadership role to promote, foster and direct investments that develop the capacity of Calgary’s arts sector to achieve public and artistic impact. As the city’s designated arts development authority, we are a central hub that learns about, promotes, connects, advocates for, and leads strategic initiatives in the arts to animate Calgary as a vibrant cultural centre. Calgary Arts Development allocates municipal funding for the arts provided by The City of Calgary through granting programs that support operations and innovation for more than 190 arts organizations in Calgary.


Further Information
Cadence Mandybura
Communications Liaison, Calgary Arts Development
Phone: 403.264.5330 ext. 201

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