Short-Term Artist Relief Fund

Short-Term Artist Relief Fund

Calgary Arts Development intends its granting process to be open, fair, and transparent. Calgary Arts Development has a responsibility to the citizens of Calgary to ensure the security and value of their investments.

Accommodation and Accessibility

Calgary Arts Development is committed to open, fair, and transparent processes.

We will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers to access to develop accommodations that suit their abilities. While we may not be able to meet in person at the current moment, our team will be available to answer questions and offer support at any time during the application process either over the phone, through email, or through the use of audio or video platforms.

For example, if you are interested in applying to a program and have limited to no access to the internet or a computer, please call us and we will work with you to find a suitable accommodation. Some examples of accommodations:

  • Grant writing assistance.
  • Transcription.
  • Video or audio applications.
  • Translation of written materials and interpretation for phone or video meetings (Note: This will depend on the availability of external service agencies).

Please contact staff as early as you can to ensure they can provide the best support possible. We can be reached at or 403.476.2031 over voicemail.

Download the Accessibility and Accommodation Policy as a PDF

Disclosure of Grant Information Policy

Collection, Use & Disclosure of Grant Information

Personal information is received by Calgary Arts Development from people and organizations who apply for grants, members of committees assessing applications, and many others in the course of its activities. Calgary Arts Development will never reveal personal information to any third party without your prior knowledge and consent, unless required to do so by law.

Information provided in both successful and unsuccessful grant applications may be used to plan, evaluate, and review programs. The information is also used for generating statistics for statistical reporting, studies, issue, and trend analysis. Information shared when reporting in these ways will be anonymized and only shared in aggregate.

No personal information provided in grant applications will be shared publicly without prior applicant consent.

Download the Disclosure of Grant Information Policy as a PDF

Conflict of Interest Policy

Assessors will follow Calgary Arts Development’s Policy on Conflict of Interest and Code of Conduct (excerpt from Calgary Arts Development’s Governance Manual below). All assessors are required to sign a statement agreeing to fully disclose any actual or perceived conflict with any applicant whose submission they have been appointed to review. Assessors with an actual or perceived conflict with an applicant will be removed from the assessment process for said applicant.

“Upon consideration of any proposed activity with the potential to benefit an organization or initiative with which the director or volunteer committee member shall participate in the decision-making process where there is a potential or actual conflict of interest. The individual so affiliated shall leave the room during discussion and shall not vote or use personal influence in the decision-making process.”

Download the Conflict of Interest Policy as a PDF

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