Applications Open: Original Peoples Investment Program

Applications are now open for the Original Peoples Investment Program. Be sure to submit your application via the online grant interface before 4:30pm MT on October 17, 2022.

This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists, collectives, and Indigenous-led and centred arts organizations in Treaty 7.

The Original Peoples Investment Program (OPIP) supports the preservation and revitalization of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) art through art-based projects that are supported and validated by FNMI artists, community, Elders and Knowledge Keepers. We recognize and support both traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists and arts practices.

Individual artists may apply for up to $15,000, artist collectives may apply for up to $20,000, and arts organizations may apply for up to $25,000. Total funding available for this program in 2022 is $650,000.

Projects funded through this program must be completed by July 1, 2024. Be sure to read the full guidelines for details.

Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff continue to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please contact Morgan Possberg, Indigenous Program Specialist, at

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