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.
The Operating Grant New Client Intake Program is open to applicants who did not receive an operating grant from Calgary...
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.
This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists and artistic collectives in Calgary who pursue a...
This program is intended to support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives.
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...
A creative, connected Calgary through the arts, we believe that the arts have the power to build our city. Read Calgary Arts Development's 2023 – 2026 Strategic Framework.
Calgary Arts Development has moved a few blocks west to a new office on the 14th Floor of The Edison building downtown at 150 9th Ave. SW. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space.
Despite a global pandemic and rising inflation pressures, the 2022 Calgary Engagement Survey shows Calgarians continue to explore and find ways to connect with the arts.
In mid-2022 we did a check in with our operating grant clients about the impact of COVID-19 — research manager Greg Burbidge noted some interesting results compared to 2020.
Our virtual town hall on January 26, 2023, hosted by Patti Pon and Melissa Tuplin, focused on our four-year Strategic Framework and our 2023 grant investment programs. Missed it? Watch...
The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary. Applications are now open.
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's jam-packed with visual arts at galleries across Calgary and as part of festivals like Exposure and Chinook Blast. There's lots to see, let our February roundup guide you!
Yvette Denby reflects on her musical upbringing and sharing her love of traditional Métis fiddle playing with her daughters Breann and Kaleena in this week's Storytelling Podcast.
Catch some of the highlights from our 2022 Congress with keynote speaker Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Calgary Arts Development President and CEO Patti Pon, Sally Njoroge of the Trico Changemakers Studio and Poet Laureate Wakefield Brewster.
Interdisciplinary artist Claudia Chagoya draws inspiration from her home country, using different materials and traditional items that reflect Mexican culture to explore difficult and complex issues through art.
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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