Calgary Arts Development is responsible for establishing grants investment programs for capital projects, organizations’ annual operations, individual artists, and other purposes that strengthen Calgary’s arts sector. Read our Accountability Report.
This program is intended to support arts organizations as they explore new directions, examine structural change and address life cycle...
The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary.
The pandemic provides an opportunity for some boards to consider different organizational changes specifically around mergers, strategic partnerships, hibernations, and...
This program is intended to support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives.
This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists and artistic collectives in Calgary who pursue a...
The Original Peoples Investment Program supports the preservation and revitalization of First Nation/Métis/Inuit art through arts-based projects and activities.
With the support of our Indigenous Advisory, Calgary Arts Development has named a $75,000 funding pool the Honouring the Children...
This program is intended to support First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists living and working in the Treaty 7 region...
The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners displayed on light poles and bridges leading into...
When Jarett first began the process for the banner project, he was thinking a lot about Alberta wildlife and the...
This microgrant program recognizes that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated by professional artists.
Recognizing that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated and led by communities, Calgary Arts Development...
Calgary Arts Development is grateful for a $1 million per year one-time funding increase from The City of Calgary over the next four years (2023 – 2026).
Please join Calgary Arts Development as we celebrate the season. Mingle with old friends and meet some new ones at our Holiday Open House on December 12, 2022.
In 2022, Calgary Arts Development contracted KPMG to independently conduct a revised economic impact assessment of Calgary arts organizations that receive operating grant funding.
Communications Specialist Aaron Chatha shares his tips and tricks on how to take the best photos at events with just a mobile phone. See what he has to say in this fieldnote.
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce the next three artists featured in the Centre City Banner Program from 2023 – 2025.
The deadline to apply for the Original Peoples Investment Program has been extended. Be sure to submit via the online grant interface before 4:30pm MT on November 4, 2022.
There's an avalanche of art in store as we head into December. Check out the AE West Artist Showcase, learn about Calgary's Best Walks with author Lori Beattie, and explore winter markets galore!
Sarah Uwadiae is making her mark on Calgary's theatre and film community. Learn more about the 2022 RBC Emerging Artist Award recipient's decision to call Calgary home and her love of storytelling through the arts.
This city is bursting with creativity! In this month’s webisode, learn about an arts organization that champions the craft artists, an artist-run gallery's efforts towards accessibility, and discover what it means to be a surface designer.
Actor Sundeep Morrison looks back fondly on their childhood in Calgary, discusses their family's influence on their art, and explores racism in their solo show Rag Head: An American Story.
Calgary Arts Development enables local artists, groups, and businesses by connecting them to information vital to creating art and living creative lives.
Calgary Arts Development’s arts space activities include seeking opportunities for arts space creation with community stakeholders and The City of Calgary as well as gathering and sharing knowledge and expertise.
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