Artist Development Microgrant

Applications to the Artist Development Microgrant are now open with the first intake closing on May 2, 2022.

The program is intended to support professional and business development activities for individual artists and artist collectives with a goal to contribute to the skills and knowledge required to advance artists’ careers and develop artistic practices in Calgary (known as Mohkínsstsisi in Blackfoot).

Applicants may apply for up to $5,000. If applications from artist collectives include expenses related to individual members’ participation, such as travel or course fees, the requested amount may exceed $5,000 on approval from Calgary Arts Development staff.

Applications must be submitted through the new online grant interface and we are accepting applications in four intakes throughout the year:

  • May 2, 2022: Intake one application cut-off
  • July 4, 2022: Intake two application cut-off
  • September 6, 2022: Intake three application cut-off
  • November 7, 2022: Intake four application cut-off

Activities funded through this program must be completed within six months of grant notification—be sure to read the full guidelines for details.

Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please review the Investment Program FAQ page and contact Taylor Poitras, Specialist, Individuals and Collectives Programs, at taylor.poitras@calgaryartsdevelopment.com o403.264.5330 ext.215.

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