March 15, 2021 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 April 19, 2021. 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. An applicant may only apply for one project or one phase of a project. This program cannot fund activities retroactively, meaning projects which will be fully completed before the deadline of April 19, 2021 are not eligible. Projects funded through this program should be done by July 31, 2022. Total funding available for this program is $550,000 and applicants may apply for almost any expense related to their project. Be sure to read the program guidelines for all the 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 or contact Sable Sweetgrass, Specialist, Indigenous Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.264.5330 ext. 220. Stay informed. Sign up for our weekly newsletter.