Operating Grant

The 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

Accountability Reports and Year-End Financials