February 1, 2021 Grant Investment Programs Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of its 2020 grant investment programs. A full breakdown of each of the programs can be found below: Arts Organizations Operating GrantThe Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary. Operating Grant funds may be allocated to any area of an arts organization’s budget and are confirmed on a yearly basis upon the receipt of an interim report until the end of 2022. In 2020, organizations had the opportunity to apply for an increase to their yearly grant, which was determined through a hybrid formula and peer assessment process. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the Operating Grant Program for 2020 to 2022. Organization Total Annual Operating Grant Amount for 2020 – 2022 Acoustic Music Society of Calgary $7,500 Adult Recreational Choir Society of Calgary $18,200 Alberta Ballet $407,000 Alberta Craft Council $49,900 Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People $10,500 Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society $11,200 Alberta Playwrights’ Network $16,300 Alberta Printmakers $17,500 Alberta Theatre Projects $364,500 Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society $19,200 Alliance Française $39,300 Amici String Program $12,900 Antyx Community Arts $40,700 Artpoint Gallery & Studios $4,500 Beltline Neighbourhoods Association $16,400 Book Publishers Association of Alberta $29,300 Brazilian Community Association of Alberta $5,000 Calgary Allied Arts Foundation $3,200 Calgary Animated Objects Society $49,800 Calgary Bach Festival $3,500 Calgary Blues Music Association $43,200 Calgary Boys’ Choir $8,400 Calgary Children’s Choir $3,600 Calgary Chinese Orchestra $3,500 Calgary Cinematheque $14,000 Calgary Civic Symphony $11,000 Calgary Concert Band $5,300 Calgary Fiddlers $24,700 Calgary Folk Music Festival $146,700 Calgary Foothills Barbershop Chorus $9,400 Calgary Girls Choir $32,500 Calgary International Film Festival $95,900 Calgary International Fringe Festival $35,000 Calgary Jazz Orchestra $15,000 Calgary Men’s Chorus $6,000 Calgary Multicultural Choir $3,500 Calgary Opera $326,300 Calgary Performing Arts Festival Society $10,000 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $435,900 Calgary Pro Musica $23,700 Calgary Protospace $12,500 Calgary Reggae Festival $18,810 Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players $4,200 Calgary Round-Up Band $4,500 Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers $37,500 Calgary Underground Film Festival $38,000 Calgary Young People’s Theatre $20,300 Calgary Youth Orchestra $12,000 Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry $7,500 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region $20,600 Cantare Children’s Choir $27,400 Caribbean Community Council of Calgary $11,400 Casa Mexico $10,000 Chromatic Theatre $15,000 CJSW 90.9 FM $53,300 Classical Guitar Society of Calgary $7,000 Contemporary Calgary $132,500 Corps Bara Dance Guild of Calgary $2,950 Cowtown Opera (2020 Grant Only) $5,200 Dancers’ Studio West $31,100 Decidedly Jazz Danceworks $194,300 Design Talks Institute $17,000 Downstage $17,500 Early Music Voices $10,100 East Side Dance Festival $10,000 Elephant Artist Relief $5,000 EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society $40,700 EnChor Choral $2,000 Evergreen Theatre & Community Spaces $40,300 Exposure Photography Festival $26,900 Femme Wave $30,000 Fire Exit Theatre $4,000 Fish Creek Concert and Cultural Society $3,325 Foothills Bluegrass Music Society $2,750 Foothills Brass $10,200 Footprints Dance Project $13,200 Forte Musical Theatre $11,700 FreeFall Magazine $8,000 Front Row Centre Players $18,600 Ghost River Theatre Society $27,700 Glenbow Museum $349,000 Gli Azzurri – Calgary Italian Folk Dancers $9,300 GlobalFest $33,300 Green Fools Theatre $27,100 Handsome Alice Theatre $12,400 Harmony Guzheng Ensemble $5,900 Hispanic Arts Society $33,400 Honens $84,600 Humainologie $24,000 Iiniistsi Treaty Society $20,000 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts $12,200 Indefinite Arts Centre $63,300 Indigenous Resiliency in Music $30,000 Inside Out Theatre $22,200 Instrumental Society of Calgary $5,200 International Festival of Animated Objects $17,200 International Festival of Song and Chamber Music $10,400 JazzYYC $27,200 Jeunesse Classique Ballet $17,000 Kantorei Choral $8,000 Kensington Sinfonia $7,300 La Caravan Dance Theatre (2020 Grant Only) $3,000 Land’s End Ensemble $11,000 Leighton Art Centre $39,000 Loft 112 $20,000 Loose Moose Theatre $23,800 Lougheed House $52,100 Luminous Voice $20,000 Lunchbox Theatre $65,000 Making Treaty 7 $30,000 Marda Loop Justice Film Festival $4,000 MoMo Multi Ability Movement Arts $14,100 Morpheus Theatre $17,700 Mount Royal Choral $6,500 Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $20,200 Music Calgary $6,750 National Music Centre $256,000 New Works Calgary $10,300 Old Trout Puppet Workshop $49,900 One Big Jam $15,000 One Voice Chorus $10,000 One Yellow Rabbit $89,100 ProArts Society $10,200 Pumphouse Theatres $43,200 Queer Arts Society $31,200 Quest Theatre $51,700 Quickdraw Animation Society $53,200 Revv52 $31,500 Rocky Mountain Concert Band $6,500 Sarb Akal Music Society of Calgary $30,000 Savridi Singers $2,000 Silver Stars Musical Revue $5,400 Single Onion $3,800 Sled Island Music Festival $92,700 Soulocentric Performing Arts $7,000 Southern Alberta Woodworkers $1,250 Spiritus Chamber Choir $9,700 Springboard Performance $32,800 Stage Left Productions Theatre $17,300 Storybook Theatre $50,300 Stride Art Gallery $43,400 Studio C, Prospect Human Services $20,900 Suzirya Ukrainian Dance Theatre $12,600 Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre $14,000 The GRAND $77,000 The Festival Chorus $10,800 The League of Extraordinary Albertans $11,800 The New Gallery $43,400 The Shakespeare Company $22,500 Theatre Alberta Society $63,000 Theatre Calgary $410,600 Theatre Encounter $2,000 Three Left Feet Movement Creations $10,200 Trickster Theatre $56,300 TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary $50,000 Tryzub Ukrainian Dance $27,000 Untitled Art Society $24,200 Verb Theatre $9,100 Vertigo Theatre $124,600 W&M Dance Projects $9,700 West Village Theatre $10,400 Westwinds Music Society $18,900 When Words Collide $3,000 Wild Mint Arts $15,000 Woezo Africa Music and Dance $15,000 WordFest $91,400 WP Puppet Theatre $18,700 Writers Guild of Alberta $38,800 Youth Singers of Calgary $68,800 Individual Artists & Collectives Project Grant Program – Individuals and CollectivesCalgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2020 Project Grant Program for Individuals and Collectives. This program provided one-time funding to support artistic projects by individuals and artistic collectives that strengthen our artistic communities and ensure that citizens of Calgary can experience what they have to offer. In 2020, we received 171 applications requesting a total of $1,575,844.38. 94 projects were funded for a total of $850,019.51. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2020 Project Grant Program for Individuals and Collectives. Artist or Collective Project Grant Amount 8ROJO Developing The Immigration Project $10,000 Ahmed Gooda Artist Professional Development $8,808 Aimee-Jo Benoit TRIPTYCH $10,000 Alex Manitopyes In the City $9,200 Ali Bryan Takedown $7,400 Allan Brent Rosales Uncomfortable Conversations from the Silence: Portraits of Racism from FilipinX who call Calgary/Moh’kinsstis Home $10,000 Andrew Cooper Frankenstein $10,000 Andrew Mohr The Road to Greathaven $10,000 Ann Mansolino The Book, the Land, and the Self: Connections Between Self and Place in the Landscapes of Alberta $9,630.73 BrownKam BrownKam Music Video Production and Distribution $5,770 Bryan Faubert NYC/MTA:YYC/LRT $10,000 Calvin Gomez Thunder Of Alberta $10,000 Claudia Chagoya A Rose for Remembrance $8,700 Clea Anaïs Foo Fat Circle Zero – Video Series $8,666 Constantine Anastasakis Imperfect Symmetry $10,000 Crystal Eyes Crystal Eyes Music Video at the ‘Castle House’ $5,000 David Sklar The Engagement $10,000 Elijah Wells Professional development and research in digital capacity – photography and video editing $8,364 Eric Stroppel & Alex Mitchel Throwback $9,900 Erna Bianca Miranda & Keshia Maria Cheesman The F Word $9,920 Flint & Feather Flint & Feather – Renaissance $10,000 Fredy Rivas Highway II $10,000 Gary Spice Gary Spice Garden of Hope Album Production $10,000 Glenna Cardinal NUWI (over there – further) $10,000 Hanne Loosen For Design’s Sake – An experiment putting scenography first $9,946.40 Heather Hazlett Adapting to the Digital World $10,000 Hernan Moreno & Germán Rodriguez Mirrors and Windows $7,000 IDGAF Theatre Losing It at the End of the World & The Face-Off: A Series of Workshops $7,113.70 Ireke Amoji Smell da coffee African Caribbean Situational Comedy Video Pilot Project $10,000 Jacqs Walker Calgary without Patriarchy: Composers’ Collective & Recording $10,000 Jacqueline Aquines kapwa people: a sci-fi musical of an Anti-Racist Future $10,000 James Ziegler Shimmering Willows $10,000 Janey Luc-German Live Figure Drawing/Painting $1,800 Jason de Haan Structure for Observing Atypical Flight $10,000 Jessica McMann Indigenous Classical Music CD $10,000 Joline Olson I Always Knew: A Mixed-Orientation Marriage Book Manuscript project $5,715 Jordan Wieben Timeline Tourism Roleplaying Game $8,986 Julya Hajnoczky Creation of body of work Bloom $10,000 Kara Bullock aux.la.more $9,706 Katharina Schier Groundwork Residency: Movement Knowledge as a Kind of Cultural Knowledge $10,000 Kenna Burima & Brianna Strong While She Sleeps Songbook and Animation Album $10,000 Kerry Maguire Resonant and Deeper – Live AV Performance by Wish Lash $8,300 Kiana Rawji ESSENTIAL – Documentary on Essential Workers & the Cargill COVID-19 Outbreak $10,000 Kiana Wu The Strid: A Stage It! Playwright/Producer Performance with Downstage Theatre $10,000 Kyra Newton-Guy Blissful Dance Class $10,000 Landon Krentz Devising Deaf Theatre Workshop Series – Seeking Planet Eyeth (Working Title) $10,000 Lara Schmitz Delayed Deliverance Workshop $2,722.50 Laura Anzola Blue Borders $10,000 Lauren Chipeur Picking up, taking and filling $700 Le Cirque de la Nuit Wondrous Theatre Production $10,000 Lili Tayefi Intelligent Artifacts $9,990 Lindsay Bowman You Are Here (And So Am I) $10,000 Lisa Lipton Soon All Your Memories Will Be With Me $10,000 Maggie MacKenzie Sh*t Happens $10,000 Malavika Venkatsubbaiah Manasi $10,000 Mandy Morris Music with Mandy $10,000 Many Mothers Collective Urgency $10,000 Mar’ce Merrell On Culture and Embodiment: Fiction and Non-Fiction Works $10,000 Mark Kunji Ikeda Crime and Punishment Technical Residency $10,000 Matthew Gigg Val-d’Or Literary Manuscript $4,813.44 Melanee Jill Murray-Hunt Short Story Series $10,000 Michael Lohaus Awesome Fun Battle Time $10,000 Miruna Dragan Hummingbird Guided Meditation $9,410 Mudfoot Theatre Collective Jabber: The Folk Opera $10,000 Nurgul Rodriguez Vessels Project: A Container, a Book, a Body $10,000 Oksana Kryzhanivska Present – Augmented Reality Interactive Spaces $5,897 Pamela Tzeng SHED / knowing each other as different and the same (working title) $10,000 Peter Tertzakian Blackfoot Co-operative Coal Mine $10,000 Project InTandem Project InTandem commissions a double-bill dance production $10,000 Rocio Graham Art residency at KOAC and the creation of The nest studio garden a legacy project $10,000 Sandra Vida Way Station $8,550 Sarah Graham Waiting for the Storm to Break $10,000 Sarah MacDonald Live-stream Flute Recital $2,500 Sasha Ivanochko The March $10,000 Savanna Harvey Wastelands Summer Workshop 2020 $10,000 Sebastian Buzzalino Little Deaths $8,461.74 Seniors’ Acting Lab Signage $10,000 Seth Cardinal Dodginghorse The Tsuut’ina War $10,000 Shaun Crawford Here & After $4,719 Simon Chan The Hare & The Hound $10,000 Stacy Da Silva Virtually Haute $10,000 Stefanie Kathleen Barnfather Scattered $10,000 Tara WIlson The Gateway Project $10,000 The Deep End Collective Bungalow $10,000 The Hello Darlins The Hello Darlins – Marketing Support $10,000 Thumbs Up Good Work Theatre The Born Again Crow Gwandaak Co-Production $10,000 to the AWE to the AWE Season #4: RAW FEST $10,000 Todd Kipp The Butcher, Short Film – Post Production Phase $10,000 Tracy Breaker BSEP – Broadening Artistic Ability $7,000 Tunnel A monument to tears $5,900 Tyler Klein Longmire Renderfam (animated short film): final production and post-production phase $10,000 Wil Knoll observationTwo $9,430 Yolkless Press Yolkless Press $10,000 Yvonne Kustec Year Long Artist Residency at Medalta $10,000 This program is supplemented through donations from: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Artists & Organizations Original Peoples Investment ProgramThe Original Peoples Investment Program provided one-time funding to support projects which support the preservation and revitalization of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit art. In 2020, we received 77 applications requesting a total of $744,624.46. 44 applications were funded for a total of $399,397.89. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2020 Original Peoples Investment Program. Artist, Collective or Organization Project Grant Amount Adrian Stimson Arts Mohkinitsis/Siksika Connecting through Art – The School of Badger 2020 $10,000 Alanna Blackrider – Onespot Spirit (A poetry book by Alanna Bluebird) $8,500 Angel J. Aubichon Thantoka/Buffillo $10,000 Authentically Indigenous Authentically Indigenous Community Arts Gathering $7,000 BB ISKWEW – Kayla Simpson Metamorphosis $10,000 Brittney Bear Hat These Gifts: Research and Development $6,000 Bruno Canadien Sehéh łą́h kų́ę́ nádéh (My famıly) $8,500 Celestine Twigg Poos Animation Project $10,000 Chantal Chagnon Songs and Storytelling Album $10,000 Cowboy Smithx The Silent X $8,000 Curt Young and the Healers This is My Story EP Album $7,500 Danielle Kehler Who We Are $10,000 Deedra Salange Ladouceur Ghost’ Return to Mourning $10,000 Dwight Farahat Dwight Farahat’s Mini Documentary/Video Album $10,000 Glenna Cardinal Xatalini – Spring (water) $10,000 Heather Morigeau Pine Needle Weaving with Ktunaxa Knowledge Keepers $10,000 Indigenous Resilience In Music Rhythm of the People Music & Arts Festival $7,000 Jared Tailfeathers Traditional Methods of Making: Dog Trail (Imitáá ohtáóhsokoyi a’póóhsin) Part 2 $9,500 Jarret Twoyoungmen Tibi $10,000 Jason Gordon The Missing Rose, Stage Two, Donation Website, Marketing and Memorials $10,000 Jesse Gouchey The Ancient Static $8,000 Jessica McMann CD Recording $10,000 Kalum Teke Dan Kalum Teke Dan Artist Book $7,000 Michelle Soto Winter Gear $5,000 Midewiwin Teaching Lodge Society of Alberta Midewiwin (Big) Teaching Lodge $10,000 Nika Productions I Get Lonely – A Short Film $8,516.89 Ryan Jason Allen Willert nvrlnd. inaugural residency invitation $9,908 Sabrina Wozny Golden Feather Creations Business/ Moss Bag making $10,000 Sandra Sutter Cluster Stars Song Book and Show – Parallel Process – Honouring the Oral and Written Word $10,000 Sarah Houle ᐅᑳᐄᐧᒫᐤ okâwîmâw Mother $9,984 Seth Dodginghorse Asdaguʔagujagi (When did it happen?) $10,000 Shane Ghostkeeper Ghostkeeper Music Video Production $9,989 Soloman Chiniquay Simulacrum $5,000 Sophia Lebessis Printmaking for Treaty 7 Area Artists $7,000 Status Savage Learn-Create-Teach-Reclaim $10,000 Sweety Treaty Sweety Treaty Show & Music Production $10,000 Tania Dawn Big Plume The Breath of Old Bones $10,000 Tara Beagan Whoop Up $8,000 The Napi Collective The Napi Collective – Film Camps $10,000 Travis Miller Travis Miller – Alberta Bones $10,000 Troy Emery Twigg Aakakohtomiia: The Blackfoot Story (Working Title) $10,000 Tyson Night Hung Up $10,000 Wild Mint Arts Summer Dance Training $10,000 Zach Running Coyote Kohkum & Me $9,000 Relief Funding Recovery FundSupported by The City of Calgary’s Emergency Resiliency Fund, Calgary Arts Development’s Recovery Fund supported organizations in developing and implementing strategic recovery and resiliency plans to ensure long-term sustainability. We received 112 applications to this program, requesting over $3.9 million. 60 organizations were funded to a total of $1,001,400. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2020 Recovery Fund. Organization Amount Alberta Playwrights’ Network $10,000 Alberta Printmakers Society $25,000 Alberta Theatre Projects $20,000 Alexandra Writers’ Centre $5,000 Antyx Community Arts $10,000 Beakerhead $25,000 Binhi Ng Lahi Philippine Folk Dance Troupe $15,000 Calgary Chinese Orchestra $5,000 Calgary Girls Choir $20,000 Calgary International Film Festival $27,500 Calgary Korean Orchestra $8,000 Calgary Opera $20,000 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $25,000 Calgary Queer Arts Society $20,000 Calgary Young People’s Theatre $8,000 Cantare Children’s Choir $8,000 CARFAC Alberta $9,900 Casa Mexico $10,000 Dancers Studio West $15,000 Design Talks Institute $20,000 Elephant Artist Relief Society $20,000 Exposure Photography Festival $10,000 Femme Wave $10,000 In-Definite Arts $25,000 Indigenous Resilience in Music $20,000 Inside Out Theatre $20,000 Kantorei Choral Society $20,000 KO Arts Centre $20,000 Land’s End Ensemble $16,000 Leighton Art Centre $10,000 Lougheed House $30,000 Luminous Voices $18,000 Making Treaty 7 $20,000 Morpheus Theatre Society $13,000 Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $25,000 New Works Calgary $9,500 Prairie Debut $10,000 Quest Theatre $20,000 Quickdraw Animation Society $8,000 Revv52 $20,000 Sage Theatre $20,000 Sankofa Arts & Music Foundation $20,000 Seities Studio $3,000 Sled Island Music Festival $20,000 SpanicArts: Hispanic Association of Professional Artists $8,000 Springboard Performance $28,000 StoryBook Theatre $10,000 Stride Gallery $10,000 The New Gallery $25,000 Theatre Alberta $12,000 THIRD ACTion Film Festival Limited $20,000 Trickster Theatre $30,000 TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary $25,000 Untitled Art Society $5,000 Verb Theatre $18,000 Vertigo Theatre $25,000 West Village Theatre $20,000 WordFest $11,500 WP Puppet Theatre $20,000 Youth Singers of Calgary $20,000 Resiliency FundSupported by The City of Calgary’s Emergency Resiliency Fund, Calgary Arts Development’s Resiliency Fund supported initiatives which contribute to the resiliency of the arts sector through adapted approaches to artistic and business practices. We received 141 applications between two program intakes, requesting over $5.1 million. 65 applications were funded to a total of $1,280,000. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2020 Resiliency Fund. Organization Name Grant Amount Alberta Association of Artist Run Centres $10,000 Alberta Ballet $30,000 Alberta Printmakers’ Society $15,000 Alberta Theatre Projects $50,000 Anubhav $10,000 AUArts Students’ Association $25,000 Beltline Neighbourhoods Association $10,000 Binhi ng Lahi Philippine Folk Dance Troupe $15,000 BuckingJam Music Foundation $10,000 Calgary Animated Objects Society $25,000 Calgary Blues Music Association $10,000 Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre $25,000 Calgary Fiddlers $10,000 Calgary Music Academy Centre $10,000 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $10,000 Calgary Pro Musica $25,000 Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players $13,500 Calgary Suzuki Strings Association $3,300 Calgary Young Peoples’s Theatre $15,000 CJSW 90.9 FM $23,500 Corps Bara Dance Theatre $20,000 Decidedly Jazz Danceworks $15,000 Design Talks Institute $20,000 Downstage Performance Society $20,000 Edmonton Movie Club $8,000 Elephant Artist Relief $20,000 Evergreen Theatre & Community Spaces $20,000 Folk Festival Society of Calgary $10,000 Ghost River Theatre $50,000 Glenbow Museum $50,000 Green Fools Theatre $30,000 Handsome Alice Theatre $9,000 Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary $6,000 Honens $10,000 Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society $15,000 Indefinite Arts Centre $28,000 Indigenous Resilience in Music $25,000 Inside Out Theatre $18,000 International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society $7,500 JazzYYC $30,000 KO Arts Centre $10,000 Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $25,000 New Works of Art Calgary $12,000 nvrlnd. $30,000 One Voice Chorus $10,000 Pro Arts Society $5,000 Prospect Human Services $20,000 Pumphouse Theatre $20,000 Quickdraw Animation Society $12,000 Rhythm of the Rockies $4,000 Rocky Mountain Symphony $20,000 Sled Island Arts $45,000 Springboard Performance $13,500 Storybook Theatre $25,000 Stride Art Gallery $15,000 The New Gallery $45,000 Theatre Calgary $7,700 THIRD ACTion Film Festival $15,000 Trickster Theatre $45,000 Vertigo Theatre $20,000 Wandering Spirit $10,000 Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre $20,000 Wordfest $50,000 Writers’ Guild of Alberta $14,000 Youth Singers of Calgary $30,000 COVID-19 Short-Term Relief FundCalgary Arts Development allocated $1.5 million towards providing immediate relief to arts organizations, artists, and cultural workers in urgent need due to COVID-19 impacts. Arts organizations were identified using data collected through a survey in March and April 2020, and grant amounts were determined through conversation with Calgary Arts Development staff. 48 organizations received short-term relief funding to a total of $917,700. Relief grants to individual artists and cultural workers were made through a public application process assessed by Calgary Arts Development staff and community members. Due to the personal nature and volume of these grants, we will not be publishing individual names. 133 individuals were funded to a total of $170,547.17. In addition to direct relief funding, a portion of the pool was allocated towards arts service organizations to assist in the delivery of artist relief programs, and to Elephant Artist Relief for their own relief program. For information about these programs, please see the COVID-19 Short-Term Relief Funding page. Organization Grant Amount Adult Recreational Choir $ 7,500 Alberta Playwrights Network $ 10,000 Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society $ 10,000 Alliance Française $ 10,000 Brazilian Community Association $ 5,000 Calgary Blues Music Association $ 20,000 Calgary Fiddlers $ 15,000 Calgary Folk Music Festival $ 50,000 Calgary International Fringe Festival $ 8,000 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $ 30,000 Calgary Queer Arts Society $ 10,000 Calgary Round Up Band $ 10,000 Calgary Society for Independent Filmmakers $ 25,000 Calgary Young People’s Theatre $ 20,000 Chromatic Theatre $ 5,000 Contemporary Calgary $ 20,000 cSPACE $ 50,000 Dancers’ Studio West $ 15,000 Elephant Artist Relief Society $ 5,000 Evergreen Theatre & Community Spaces $ 50,000 Forte Musical Theatre $ 5,000 Glenbow Museum $ 30,000 GlobalFest $ 20,000 Green Fools Theatre $ 50,000 Handsome Alice Theatre $ 10,000 Hispanic Arts Society $ 5,000 Instrumental Society of Calgary $ 5,000 International Festival of Song and Chamber Music $ 5,000 La Caravan Dance Theatre $ 9,500 Leighton Art Centre $ 10,000 Lougheed House $ 44,000 Luminous Voices $ 5,000 Lunchbox Theatre $ 8,700 National Music Centre $ 30,000 One Yellow Rabbit $ 20,000 Pumphouse Theatres $ 10,000 Quickdraw Animation Society $ 5,000 Sarb Akal Music Society of Calgary $ 30,000 Sled Island $ 50,000 Spiritus Chamber Choir $ 5,000 Studio C, Prospect Human Services Society $ 15,000 The Festival Chorus $ 5,000 The GRAND $ 7,500 Tryzub Ukrainian Dance Society $ 20,000 Untitled Art Society $ 30,000 Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre $ 7,500 WordFest $ 50,000 Youth Singers of Calgary $ 50,000 Other Programs ArtShare ProgramThis program supports projects by artists and arts organizations who self-identify as equity-seeking, or which are led by and serve equity-seeking communities. Calgary Arts Development staff work one on one with applicants to develop grant proposals and funding amounts. In 2020, 32 artists and organizations were funded its community working group and other stakeholders to evaluate and co-design the ArtShare program to better address the unique needs and contexts of equity-seeking artists, organizations, and communities. Artist, Collective, or Organization Project Grant Amount Action Dignity Our Canada, Our Story Part 2 and Artistic Facilitator $35,000 Adejumoke Olatunde Reverse – Short Film $6,560 Alia Aluma Womxn of Colour Art Exhibition $1,500 ANUBHAV 2021 Production $10,000 Asian Heritage Foundation Artist Liaison Contract $10,000 Asmaa Al-Issa Between Four Rivers – Workshop Pilot $4,559.23 Association of Mexicans in Calgary Migrant Rights Film Fest $5,000 Bamboo Bridge Artists Association Ink Connections – Creation of work $3,215 Black Leadership Alliance Council BLAC Youth Empowerment Program $15,000 Calgary Black Film Festival Calgary Black Film Festival $20,000 Calgary Scope Society/Basic Income YYC Basic Income YYC Arts Collective Project $6,000 Canadian Artists Against Poverty Feasibility Study – Living Water Social Enterprise $10,000 Ebony Gooden Mentorship for young black artists via Black Kid Joy Project $5,880 Ethnik Festival Ethnik Festival 2021 $35,000 University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Mural Project Phase 1 – Development of Advisory Committee $5,000 Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation Black History Month Activation Event $5,800 Jenny Li Research and Engagement Project $2,500 Jessica McMann Indigenous Classical Music CD Tour $10,000 Jillian Sudayan Sing With Nanay Filipino Children’s Music Videos and Educational Resources $2,500 Kadra Yusuf Research and writing for philosophy/comedy sketch $2,500 Michele Decottignies The 4 R’s Project $10,000 Migrante Alberta Association Integrated Theatre Workshop $2,800 Mini Thnî Dancers Rehearsals and Performances $10,000 Nurgul Rodriquez Del Ojo Urban Potter: Out of Place as part of the 2020 Biennial of Contemporary Art $3,500 Pink Flamingo Chinatown Mural – Engagement $30,000 Potential Place Arts Program – Pilot Project $10,000 Scholastica Makanjuola Album Recording $6,000 Senior’s Acting Lab More Than a Number Tour $5,122 Sikolohiyang Pilipino Collective Diaspora Dialogues with the Filipinx Community in Alberta: Documenting our History, Presence and Future in Alberta and Canada. $2,500 Tarrence Evans (aka DJ Stagez) Mosaic of Black Identity – Album and Music Video Creation $10,000 Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth New Tribe Magazine: Special Edition $40,000 Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Woezo Cultural Festival and Black Arts Development Workshops $26,000 Cultural Activation FundThe Cultural Activation Fund emerged from City Council’s November 2018 motion with the intent to connect to economic and tourism indicators and outcomes. In 2019, Calgary Arts Development experimented with the Cultural Activation Fund to be as adaptive and experimental as possible to learn how best to invest these funds. Learning from the first year, we focused our 2020 investments on opportunities aligned with Calgary’s Music City Strategy, Downtown Strategy, Winter Strategy, and the Creative Economy Strategy by funding 38 organizations and artists through a combination of grants and sponsorships. Organization or Artist Opportunity Grant Amount Business/Arts artsvest $37,500 National Music Centre Rock the Nation $33,500 cSPACE $200,000 Energy Future Labs Artists Scenario Retreat $2,500 Sally Trush Joyce Doolittle Memorial Project $5,000 Indefinite Arts Merger Support $44,000 Music Mile Friday Nights Live $26,250 Springboard Performance containR Support $14,500 GLOWyyc $35,000 Vertigo Theatre COVID Adaptation $50,000 Three Left Feet Chinook Blast Arts Grants $6,000 Exposure Photography Festival Chinook Blast Arts Grants $2,500 Stagehand/Lumin Arts Chinook Blast Arts Grants $13,500 Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture Foundation Chinook Blast Arts Grants $37,875 MAUD Chinook Blast Arts Grants $15,000 Kris Demeanor Chinook Blast Arts Grants $3,750 Curbside Concerts Chinook Blast Arts Grants $4,500 Music Mile Chinook Blast Arts Grants $4,500 Luminous Voices Chinook Blast Arts Grants $2,700 Michèle Moss Chinook Blast Arts Grants $9,000 Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society Chinook Blast Arts Grants $11,250 Quest Theatre Chinook Blast Arts Grants $7,500 Yama no Oto Chinook Blast Arts Grants $2,250 Lougheed House Chinook Blast Arts Grants $11,250 WP Puppet Theatre Chinook Blast Arts Grants $1,050 Calgary Animated Objects Society Chinook Blast Arts Grants $6,300 project projekt Chinook Blast Arts Grants $26,250 Carol Thornton Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Heather Osborne Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Ireke Amoji Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Jaclyn Adomeit Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Jason Rothery Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Lee Cookson Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Paulo Da Costa Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Sarah Graham Energy Futures Lab Artist $750 Changemaker GrantThe Changemaker Grant invests in artists and organizations who are using their art to make change in their community. Our Cultural Instigator Program and our Trico Changemaker partnership are funded from the program. The intention of this program is to partner with the community to use art to create conversation and solutions to our communities most challenging problems. The grants fund both the artists as well as the projects that emerge from these initiatives. Organization or Artist Opportunity Grant Amount Jacqueline Aquines Anti-Rasicm Town Hall $150 Jessica McMann Anti-Rasicm Town Hall $150 Toyin Lafenwa Oladele Anti-Rasicm Town Hall $150 Trico Changemakers Studio $20,000 Adora Nwofor YYC on Purpose $10,000 Dave Kelly YYC on Purpose $10,000 Jenna Rodgers YYC on Purpose $10,000 Jacqueline Aquines Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Priscille Bukasa Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Kelli Rae Morningbull Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Jamar Akeem Sterling Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Pamela Tzeng Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Jarret Quentin Twoyoungmen Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Elijah Wells Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Omatta Udalor Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Wunmi Idowu Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Jared Darcy Tailfeathers Cultural Instigator Program $5,000 Rozsa Online Programming GrantCalgary Arts Development partnered with the Rozsa Foundation to provide one-time online programming grants to individual artists, artist collectives, and registered non-profit arts organizations. In 2020, 29 projects were funded to a total of $151,270.73 through Calgary Arts Development’s contribution. For more information about this program, visit the Rozsa Foundation COVID-19 Programs announcement page. Artist, Collective or Organization Type Grant Amount Autumn Whiteway Artist $4,000 Calgary Chinese Orchestra Organization $4,440 Calgary Clown Society Collective $4,000 Calgary Underground Film Festival Organization $15,000 Casa Mexico Organization $5,000 Chromatic Theatre Organization $4,945 Cindy Calderon Artist $500 CJSW 90.9 FM Organization $15,000 Drum Beat – Richard Sparvier Collective $4,000 Exposure Photography Festival Organization $5,000 Geraldine Fuenmayor & Cecilia Barboza Collective $3,995 Greet the Day Collective Collective $4,000 Janey Luc-German Artist $4,000 Javier Vilalta Artist $4,000 Jupiter Theatre Organization $13,500 Karen Johnson-Diamond Artist $3,500 Katie Green Artist $4,000 Kunji Mark Ikeda Artist $2,750 Lindsay Bowman Artist $3,884.73 Louise Casemore Artist $4,000 Mike Czuba, Tim Nguyen & Wil Knoll Collective $4,000 Seities Studio Organization $3,700 Seniors’ Acting Lab Collective $2,451 Sharon Stevens Artist $4,000 Skye Louis Artist $1,905 The Field Work Collective Collective $4,000 Theatre BSMT Organization $4,500 THIRD ACTion Film Festival Organization $13,200 Vicki Van Chau Artist $4,000 Stay informed. 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