January 27, 2022 Grant Investment Programs Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of its 2021 grant investment programs. A full breakdown of each of the programs can be found below: Arts Organizations Operating Grant ProgramThe 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 (2020 Grant Only) $14,100 Morpheus Theatre $17,700 Mount Royal Choral $6,500 Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $20,200 Music Calgary $6,750 National accessArts Centre $74,400 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 Bows $24,200 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 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 Organization Structural Change GrantIn 2021, Calgary Arts Development piloted the Organization Structural Change Grant, which provided $166,205 for organizations to explore and implement organizational changes specifically related to mergers, permanent strategic partnerships, hibernations, and organizational closure. Due to the privileged and confidential nature of this type of work, specific grants will not be published.Project Grant Program – OrganizationsThe Project Grant Program for Organizations was intended to support non-profit arts organizations for projects which contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Calgary’s arts sector, and strengthen the organization’s ability to connect with their community. We received 95 applications requesting $1,908,471.01, and were able to fund 47 applications with $898,352. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2021 Project Grant Program for Organizations. Grantee Project Grant Amount Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society One2One Grant Writing Support $6,950 Alberta Potters Association Scanning Contact Magazines $1,428 Anubhav Theater & Music $11,425 Binhi ng Lahi Philippine Folk Dance Troupe Ltd. SINING FILIPINAS Season Two $20,000 BJP Music Foundation Toones: A Celebration of Visual Music $24,840 Book Publishers Association of Alberta BPAA 2021-2022 Audiobook Conversion Project $20,000 Calgary Chinese Cultural Society Harmony Wall $25,000 Calgary Game Developers Association CALGARYcade $25,000 Calgary Opera Association Calgary Opera and National accessArts Centre Community Ambassador Project $19,600 Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Digital Video Series featuring Tom Jackson, Indigenous Composers and the Calgary Philharmonic $25,000 Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry Society Iniskim – Rejuvenating the Herd $25,000 Canadian Music Centre, Prairie Region Composer Bob Erlendson Life’s Work Digitization Project $2,000 Chromatic Theatre IBPOC Playwrights Unit $14,800 Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation Epoque $25,000 Dance YYC Community Outreach and Engagement Initiative Dance YYC Showcase $14,200 Ethnik Festivals Association A Cultural Trilogy – Alberta Culture Days Celebration 2021 $25,000 Frogfest Music and Arts Society Frogfest: Live Sessions $16,900 Ghost River Theatre Society Makambe Speaks by Makambe K Simamba and Eric Rose $25,000 Girls Rock Camp Calgary Girls Rock Camp Calgary: Spring Break Edition $25,000 Health Arts Society of Alberta Concerts in Care Online $12,000 Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary Newsletter and Sample Page Archiving Project $5,350 Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation Organizational Communication and Outreach project $21,575 Jupiter Theatre Society Frankenstein $25,000 Land’s End Chamber Music Society of Calgary Land’s End Ensemble & Dame Evelyn Glennie – 25th Anniversary Concert and CD Release $15,000 Lougheed House Lougheed House Re-Imagined Digital Soundscape $19,500 Luminous Voices Music Society Luminous Voices Recording Project $25,000 Mount Royal Choral Association of Calgary Mount Royal Artio presents The Nature Of This $25,000 Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society Citizen’s Art Caucus $24,921 Music Calgary SoundOff Summit Showcase Sessions & Industry Networking for Calgary Artists & Music Professionals $25,000 National accessArts Centre Queer Accessible Arts Cabaret (QAAC) Creations $8,908 Old Trout Puppet Workshop International Tour Re-launch: 2022 $21,000 Oscill8 Electronic Performing Arts Society Oscill8 Recharge project $25,000 Polanie Polish Song & Dance Association “Polanie” 45th Anniversary Concert and Celebration $17,000 Studio C, Prospect Human Services Society Community Connections $25,000 Sage Theatre The House of Bernarda Alba $25,000 Sankofa Foundation of Canada Sankofa Chamber Music Program $25,000 SITE c PROJECTS – the creative arm of the Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders Society Perspectives From Within $19,250 The Alexandra Writers Centre Society 40th Anniversary Anthology and Launch $5,000 The Bows (formerly Untitled Art Society) Curatorial Project by Nura Ali $25,000 The Downstage Performance Society Theatrical Skills for Professional Progress $25,000 The Society of Alberta Dance Theatre for Young People Alberta Dance Theatre Junior Company Program $3,235 THIRD ACTion Film Festival 2022 THIRD ACTion Film Festival $25,000 Tri-Tone Rhythm Society Lawson Tap and Percussive Arts Company $20,000 Venezuelan Canadian Association of Calgary Venezuelan Culture Days $25,000 W&M Dance Projects of Calgary Association WILDDOGS International Screendance Festival $14,750 Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. Black Arts Development (BAD) Program – Dance $25,000 Wordfest Obituary Writing Experience $13,720 Individual Artists & Collectives Project Grant Program – Individuals and CollectivesCalgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2021 Project Grant Program for Individuals and Collectives. This program was intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists and artist collectives in Calgary working in any artistic discipline who pursue a professional practice. Projects include the creation, development, production, presentation or dissemination of artistic work. Applicants could also apply for professional or career development projects. Calgary Arts Development grant investment programs for individual artists and artist collectives are supplemented through the Cultural Vitality Fund, with donations from Calgary Arts Foundation, Calgary Foundation, individual donors, RBC, the Auxilium Foundation, the Palmer Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor to the Edmonton Community Foundation. We thank these donors for their generous support. We received 306 applications requesting $4,258,149, and were able to support 86 projects with $1,246,862.26. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2021 Project Grant Program for Individuals and Collectives. Grantee Project Grant Amount Adam Mbowe To Love and to Cherish $15,000 Allan Brent Rosales ACCLAIMED SPACES: A Book of Second Generation Filipinx-Canadian Poetry (Working Title) $15,000 Allison Lynch What The Wind Said Next $11,888 Anna Cooley 300 Million BC $15,000 AsimOverstands & Kiran Sthankiya Cold Tea $20,000 Brandon Giessmann heavy belonging $15,000 Brenda Luong Impact of Barriers $11,858 Brett Dahl Bee-Beautiful $12,000 Caitlin Thompson Swamped $13,000 Calgary Puppeteer Collective From Beyond $20,000 Canadian Cutters Digital Research Initiative Canadian Cutters Digital Research Initiative $9,417.62 Carmen Cecilia Barboza YYC Pandemic Snapshots $13,283.74 Cave Opera Collective (Jean-Louis Bleau & Peter Balkwill) Aquaritus – A puppet opera presented in the heart of a cave $20,000 Chad Blain Snowboarding Saves $9,500 Christina Krentz Artistic Development and Creation $13,250.31 David Feehan I’m Not a Robot $13,300 David Sklar The Revil $15,000 Dawn Nagazina Michif $15,000 De-Ann Weekes Dunham – Traditional African Dance Technique Research With Extended Movement Study Creation $15,000 Deaf Antlers Deaf World $20,000 Deedra Salange Ladouceur Downtime With Deeds $15,000 Dust Me or Someone Like Me $15,000 Elaine Weryshko MASS $15,000 Elijah Wells Stitches $7,800 Ellipsis Tree Collective The Anthropology of Blackness: a response $20,000 Eric Pauls At the Bottom of the Baptismal Tank $15,000 Esteban Herrera Colibri de papel (Paper hummingbird) $15,000 Feyisayo Fagbamila Heart to heart song and video production & album launch $15,000 Gayathri Shukla Butterflies: Transformative Stories of Immigrant Women $14,997 Geraldine Fuenmayor A theatre script for lesbian visibility $13,525.86 Groove Theory Calgary Working Title – A Visual Body of Work $20,000 Hebert Poll Gutiérrez Emí Laará: Small stories to dream $15,000 HTMFIY30s Collective How To Make Friends In Your 30s – Digital Series $14,530 illhumanation studios Paper Planes $20,000 Jacqueline Russell Allergic to Water creation and development process $10,399 Jairus Sharif Jairus Sharif – Untitled Full-Length Album 2022 $14,687.50 Jonathan McCaslin Calgary Jazz Composers Concert Series at Theatre 1308 $15,000 Juanita Dawn Professional development, Academy of the Wooden Puppet by Bernd Ogrodnik $3,005 Judith Mendelsohn (Not Just) a Chair $15,000 Julya Hajnoczky Prairie Biome $11,910 Justin Dale Kenopsia $15,000 Kam Prada Family To Feed $15,000 Katie Green Family Portrait $14,886.88 Kelsey Andries SCALEY $12,095 Kris Demeanor The Great Alberta Sound Bath Experience $12,700 Landon Krentz 100 Years of Darkness – Professional Production $15,000 Laura Anzola & Matthew Waddell Collective Kidz Fun $20,000 Lauren Chipeur Ceramic Research and Exhibition at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery $9,974 Marie France Forcier Crux Arising $15,000 Mark Kunji Ikeda Roll For Initiative $10,000 McKiver McMann Duo Indigenous Classical Music Comissions $17,700 Megan Feniak Stride Gallery Exhibition $9,390.04 Mia & Eric 3 WOODS: a trilogy of interdisciplinary, site-responsive, and community-engaged artworks in Europe $20,000 Mike Hooves Burnt Toast Studio Residency $7,737.56 MISTLA Merging $20,000 Moni Brar Research for poetry collection for familial intergenerational journey $10,649 Mudfoot Theatre Yabber: A Folk Opera $19,913 NAPPY (Not A Political Playground Y’all) Dance Collective Black Empowerment Dance Project $20,000 Nicola Waugh Where the Deer and the Antelope Play $11,710 Olawunmi Idowu Mentorship for Impact Filmmaker $15,000 Ollee Owens Ollee Owens Album (Title TBD) $15,000 Pamela Tzeng Reframing SHED for Mile Zero Dance Edmonton Residency and Presentation in 2022 $15,000 Project InTandem Project InTandem on Tour $20,000 Sacha Michaud Camping $15,000 Sammy Jean Vocal Coching $5,400 Savanna Harvey & Lindsey Zess Wastelands Premiere 2021 – Festival of Animated Objects $15,000 Sebastian Palencia Exploration of Motion $14,237 Seniors’ Acting Lab Senior Matters $20,000 Sharon Stevens AfterWords $7,898 Shona Rae Converse Subversives $14,800 Stephanie Jurkova-Abaco Professional Training Program 2021 $1,200 Tank Standing Buffalo Stonecoat $15,000 Tereasa Maillie Research for book: Pride Land – Queer Heroes and Leaders in Canada $5,500 The Collective of Alexandra Contreras, Sarah Uwadiae & Katharina Schier A Nutcracker: Investigating hierarchy in ballet and harmful representation of non-western dance $19,500 The Fly Muse Collective The Fly Muse Collective Presents Flytrap: Weapon of Mass Creation $17,500 The Gold Rush Redux Collective The Gold Rush Redux $20,000 The Lovebullies The Lovebullies album #4 $20,000 The Maria Crooks & Caroline Russell-King Collective Discovering Selma Burke $18,000 The ROOTS Collective (Toyin Oladele & Valerie Planche) Fear or Freedom $19,863.25 The Writing Team of Kodie Rollan & Alixandra Cowman Little Elves the Musical – Development $19,956.50 Thomas Geddes Dayuhan Hayop (Foreign Beast) Short Film Monster Design Workshop $10,500 TRAction Climate Art Network $20,000 Vicki Chau Yolkless Press: Documentary $15,000 Vincent Ho Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (with spatialized saxophone ensemble) $10,000 White Owl Shoots Far White Owl Shoots Far $20,000 Who Cares? “Who Cares?” Summer 2021 Video Project $2,400 Artist Development MicrograntThe Artist Development Microgrant was intended to provide one-time funding to individual artists and artist collectives in Calgary who had been impacted by COVID-19. It supported professional development and business development activities as well as the completion or adaptation of work that had been affected by COVID-19. We received 149 applications requesting $314,623.59, and were able to support 66 applications totalling $131,175.12. This program was supported through the Cultural Vitality Fund, with donations from Calgary Arts Foundation, Calgary Foundation, an anonymous donor to the Edmonton Community Foundation, RBC, and the Palmer Family Foundation. We thank these donors for their generous support. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2021 Artist Development Microgrant. Grantee Grant Amount Ahmed Gooda $2,375 Al Muirhead $2,500 Allison Lynch $2,500 Aura Pon $1,050 Brett Hollingsworth $2,287.32 Cary Schatz $1,586.71 Chad Blain $414.93 Chris Dadge $1,139.31 Claudia Weigelsberger $984.80 Colin Wintz $2,495 Colour Me Sad $2,500 David Youn $820.80 Donovan Seidle $1,000 Ebony R. Gooden $2,500 Elizabeth Stepkowski Tarhan $1,915.31 Flint & Feather $2,500 Geneviève Paré $1,048 Gianetta Baril $1,856 Heather Pattengale $1,485.40 Helen Young $1,703.58 Isis Graham for Versions YYC $1,663.88 Janna Sailor $2,320 Javier Vilalta $2,250 Jocelyn Mah $2,000 Jonathan McCaslin $2,500 Jordan Wieben $2,450 Judith Mendelsohn $536.76 Katie Green $2,500 Kelsey Merkeley $2,500 Kenna Burima $2,500 Kiana Wu $2,500 Laura Anzola $2,470 Laura Reid $935.98 Lexie Angelo $2,190 Lili Tayefi $2,499.64 Lindsay Kupser (Lindsay Kay) $2,300 Mark Limacher $1,800 Matthew Waddell $1,497 Meghann Michalsky $2,500 Mia & Eric $2,500 Michael Janke $2,348.84 Miesha & The Spanks $2,500 Molly Caldwell $2,500 Morgan O’Neill-Sharp $2,480 Nasarimba $2,500 Nathan Hunt $1,625 Omatta Udalor $2,500 Patricia Lortie $1,260.91 Patti Edgar $600 Paul Zacharias $1,854 Penny A Gunderson $1,900 Rebecca Reid $1,732 Ryan Bourne $2,413.95 Sandra Sutter $2,500 Sarah Houle-Lowry $2,500 Scholastica Makanjuola $2,500 Scott Henderson $2,500 Shane Ghostkeeper $2,500 Shumaila Hemani $2,500 Stacy Da Silva $2,500 Stephanie Jager $390 Svea Ferguson $1,500 Transit22 $2,500 We Are Boathaus $1,000 Woolf’s Voices Collective $2,495 Yolkless Press $2,500 First Nations, Métis, Inuit Artists & Organizations Original Peoples Investment ProgramThe Original Peoples Investment Program 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. In 2021, we received 55 applications requesting a total of $835,694.16 and were able to support 38 applications for a total of $549,996. For information about how this program was assessed, please see the Terms of Reference for the 2021 Original Peoples Investment Program. Grantee Project Grant Amount A Couple of Indigiqueer Cuzzins Academia for the Indigiqueer: Love Letters & Survival Lessons $20,000 Adeline Gladu Post Production Studio $6,350 Alexandra Manitopyes Mixed Blood Girls’ Music Video Short Film $15,000 Angel Aubichon Sanderson Kîsinikowin: Tanning Hides $15,000 Anthony Navarone Tootoosis Sundance In The Rockies $15,000 Autumn Whiteway History is Written by the Victors $15,000 Berkley Brady, Nika Productions Dark Woods – Feature Film $20,000 Camille “Pablo” Russell The Buffalo Way Virtual Tour Fall 2021 Curation/Presentation/Final phase three $14,360 Carlene Twoyoungmen Aiipiikoo and Flower Designs $15,000 Chantal Chagnon Honouring the Voices of Our Elders $15,000 Chase Byron I am now what I was $2,750 Cody Lefthand & Colten Lefthand The Front $20,000 Curt Young Who am I, Documentary $15,000 Curtis Lefthand No Spiritual Surrender: Research and Development for Documentary Film $15,000 Evelyn Mikayla Martin IIPAITAPIYIISIN: Art in the Contemporary and Ancient Blackfoot Way of Life $10,000 Hilary McDonnell Campbell Road $15,000 Jared Tailfeathers Traditional Methods of Making: Dog Trail (Imitáá ohtáóhsokoyi a’póóhsin) – Part 3 $15,000 Jonelle Belcourt My Roommate Makayla $20,000 Kay Thomas Tobacco Tie and Decolonial Gratitude Workshop $4,746 Leonard Provost Horse Nation – Pre-Production $20,000 Lesia Bear Jimmy Bear known as “The Bear” $15,000 Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society Treaty 7 Artist of the Month $25,000 Mattais Twoyoungmen Youngn98 $13,000 Melrene Dione Saloy Flying SOLO $14,800 Mini Thni Dancers Mini Thni Dancers Post Covid-19 Comeback $5,000 Nakoda AV Club Digital Storytelling Through Gaming $11,690 Noah Joseph Favel Spirit of the Bison $4,300 Richard Gaudio Onedream $15,000 Richard Sparvier, Drum Beat Entertainment Drum Beat Entertainment Presents: Virtual Pow Wow Festival 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration $18,400 Sandra Sutter A Woman’s Voice $15,000 Sarah Houle-Lowry Animation Residency $14,000 Seth Dodginghorse Recording soft cure $15,000 Shane Ghostkeeper The Cry Farewell $15,000 Sikapinakii Low Horn Self: Sikapinakii $14,000 Stacy Da Silva Dream Stealer $15,000 Tania Big Plume Istl’a (horse in Tsuut’ina) Warrior $15,000 Tara Beagan, ARTICLE 11 Cultural Industry Reckoning: A Call to Action $25,000 Trevor Solway Mikey Moonshot $11,600 Indigenous Artist MicrograntIn 2021 we piloted an Indigenous Artist Microgrant program, intended to support artists working to preserve Indigenous culture and traditions, and artists in need of small grants to advance their practice, project, or career. We supported six projects with $48,450, which include the creation of regalia for 12 youth. Grantee Project Grant Amount Curtis Lefthand AATSISTA’MAHKAA: Artist Development $5,100 Sikapinakii Low Horn Creation of Regalia $3,100 Nadine LaPlante Creation of Regalia $4,500 Georgina Labelle Creation of Regalia $15,000 Amber Twoyoungmen Ti Mani Dagusakan $1,100 Darlene Danielle Hunt Creation of Regalia $19,650 Honouring the Children GrantThe Honouring the Children Grant is specifically for Indigenous artists or Indigenous arts organizations who live and work on Treaty 7 territory, to support artistic projects responding to, honouring, or in memory of the loss of life, culture, ceremony, and language amongst the original peoples of this land because of the residential school system. This program supported four artists and organizations with $68,250. Grantee Grant Amount CIF Reconciliation Society $51,500 Holly Anghel $8,000 Michelle Soto $4,500 Sandra Larouche $4,250 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 2021, 49 artists and organizations were funded with $644,731.01. Grantee Project Grant Amount Alberta Men’s Network and Migrante Good Dads $6,468 Amair Javaid NIGHT SHIFT – Feature Film Screenplay $11,000 Ashley Bedet Creation of Temporary Instillation Dividers $15,000 Ashley Johnston Body Scope $11,164 Autumn Whiteway & Miriam Fabijan Indigenous and Motherhood Matriarchy $20,000 Calgary Chinese Orchestra Workshop Series $2,500 Canadian Artists Against Poverty ARTful Seniors project in response to COVID-19 $20,000 Casa Mexico in Alberta Foundation Alberta Culture Days Digital Platform $10,000 Chinese Cultural Centre Education Outreach Project $7,700 Diana (Day) Manuel “SAYAW NG MUNDO” (Dance of the World) $10,470 Ebony R. Gooden His Hands, His Art $15,000 Edmonton Movie Club Taking Arts to Community Phase 2 $20,000 Elizabeth Lai Revive $14,937 Emma Annie Victoria Forbes 2021 Orange Shirt Day $10,500 Esteban Herrera THE PROPHET Album Recording $6,680 FascinAsian Arts Festival First Annual FascinAsian Arts Festival $13,200 Gisela Romero MEXI-CAN $15,000 Glenna Joy Cardinal dzanagu – along time ago 21 $15,000 Han Sungpil (Sung Pil Han) Research, travel and photography for Canadian glacier/climate change art project $10,000 Heather Morigeau Artist Development Program $17,230 Hebert Poll Gutierrez ¿Cuba… Qué linda es Cuba? (Cuba, are you really that beautiful?) – A Digital Storytelling Project $10,521 Henchell-Tominaga Duo Supervillain Etude Visual Album $20,000 Hrachya Tokmajyan The Children of Ar $15,000 Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation Capacity Building & Mentorship Program $43,250 Itsooaakii (Evelyn Mikayla Martin) Season of Development $5,300 Jeanne Kwong Poetry & Photography Creation $1,511.37 Jessica Hawryluk Coming Home $10,000 Jessica McMann Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Commission $7,550 Katherine (Kathy) Parsons Professional Development through Encaustic Courses $2,460 Korean Art Club Drive-in Movie Night $17,500 Lesia T. Bear Joy & Tony Script Development for Film Production $15,000 Leslie Sweder In The Dirt – Exhibition $4,611.50 Misha Maseka In Rehearsal podcast – Season 2 $3,116.14 Misha Maseka & Icarus Sound Not That Deep X Icarus Sound $8,825 Mohar Gupta A Trip Back in Time $5,702 Paulo da Costa Learning to Shave, Learning to Leave $9,875 Rachel Shabalin Shifting Baselines and Other Stories $15,000 Rose Heavy Head Ammolite & Portraits $10,900 Shelley Pearson A Creative Practice Refresher $8,635 Simon Wong 12 Zodiac Animals Art Exhibition & Website Development $5,715 Stage Left Resiliency Work $20,000 THE ROOTS (Valerie Planche & Toyin Oladele) Fear or Freedom – Phase One $10,600 Tribe Artist Society Charity Start-up Support $12,820 Tsuut’ina Social Well-being/Ivonne Crane Animated Mental Health Comic Book $25,000 U of C Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Mural & Advisory Pt 2 $40,000 Uii Savage Deepfake Posthuman $8,196 UnLikely Friends Collective UnLikely Friends $20,000 Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. Roots to Branches Project $30,000 Yang Yong An New work creation and submission $5,800 Cultural Activation FundThis program supports projects and opportunities aligned with Calgary’s Music City Strategy, Downtown Strategy, Winter Strategy, and the Creative Economy Strategy. A total of $979,001.75 was invested through grants and $75,170 in sponsorships to 64 projects to create extraordinary experiences for Calgarians during pandemic reopening efforts. Grantee Project Grant Amount Autumn Whiteway & The Grand Indigenous Photo Exhibition – Exposure Festival $12,000 Calgary Horror Con Horror Con 2022 $25,000 Calgary International Film Festival The Ascent $50,000 Calgary on Purpose and Contemporary Calgary Compassionate Conversations $20,000 Casa Mexico in Alberta Foundation Equinox Vigil 2.0 $100,000 Chinook Blast Chinook Blast Programming $100,000 Creative Calgary $40,000 cSPACE $200,000 Edmonton Movie Club Keeping Arts Alive – Drive In Film Series $35,000 Music Mile Music Cities Activation $25,000 Pink Flamingo Public Art Mural Project $140,000 Blue Jay Sessions RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $10,000 Calgary Underground Film Festival RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $4,450 Casa Mexico in Alberta Foundation RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Divas Opera RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Hispanic Arts Society RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $2,600 Kathleen Morrison & Carlos Foggin RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $3,860 La Santa Canadian Latino America Rock Band RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $3,500 Livestar Entertainment RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 National Music Centre RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $4,800 Occasional Notes Productions RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $2,475 Paloma Negra RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Plain Jane Events Inc. RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $4,825 Pride Calgary Planning Committee RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Scott Henderson RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $2,750 Spanicarts, Hispanic Association of Professional Artists RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $4,951 Springboard Performance RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Stampede Live Inc. RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 The Music Mile Society of Calgary RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Trio Taleco RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 Wordfest RISE UP Weekends – Fall Series $5,000 As High As We Go RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $3,000 Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $1,900 Autism Calgary RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $2,000 Ben Lahring RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $1,350 BIG Winter Classic RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Calgary Concert Opera Company RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Calgary Core Contemporaries RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $12,000 Calgary Underground Film Festival Society RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Casa Mexico in Alberta Foundation (Casa Mexico) RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Cirque Nuit Arts Foundation RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Cody Obst RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Divas Opera RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $3,000 Edmonton Movie Club RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Flint and Feather RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $1,650 Foothills Brass Society RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $4,400 Franco Fest RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 GlobalFest Society RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Hispanic Arts Society RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society (Mountain View Festival) RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Livestar Entertainment RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $10,000 Occassional Notes Productions RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Outsiders Edge RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Pegasus Performances RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $4,870 Plain Jane Events RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Revv 52 RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Scott Henderson RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Springboard Performance Society RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Stampede Live Inc. RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 The Polaris Centre Ltd. RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,790.75 The Prophets of Music Society RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Theatre Calgary RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $53,000 Toyin Oladele RISE UP Weekends – Summer Series $5,000 Changemaker GrantThe Changemaker Grant invests in artists and organizations who are using their art to make change in their community. Our Trico Changemaker partnership is funded from the program. We funded 10 projects with $152,500. 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. Grantee Project Grant Amount Barbara Amos 2021 Changemaker Residency Program $4,500 Calvin (Tito) Gomez 2021 Changemaker Residency Program $4,500 Chantal Palmer Cultural Instigators 2021 – The Journey Project $5,000 Chinook Blast Chinook Blast Curators $80,000 Inside Out Theatre Citizen Artists YYC Bringing Power to Truth – The Grappling $25,000 Mel Vee X (Melanie Hudson) 2021 Changemaker Residency Program $4,500 Melanee Murray-Hunt 2021 Changemaker Residency Program $4,500 Riel Manywounds call it what it is podcast $5,000 Skye Louis 2021 Changemaker Residency Program $4,500 Trico Changemakers Studio Art for Social Change Hub $15,000 Accountability Reports and Year-End Financials Stay informed. Sign up for our weekly newsletter.