Changemaker Grant

The 2020 Changemaker Grant invested in artists and organizations who are using their art to make change in their community. The grants funded both the artists as well as projects.

Cultural Activation Fund

The Cultural Activation Fund emerged from City Council’s November 2018 motion with the intent to connect to economic and tourism indicators and outcomes. Read the 2020 results.

Operating Grant

In 2020, Operating Grant organizations had the opportunity to apply for a increase to their yearly grant, which was determined through a hybrid formula and peer assessment process.

Recovery Fund

Supported by The City of Calgary’s Emergency Resiliency Fund, Calgary Arts Development’s Recovery Fund supported organizations to ensure long-term sustainability.

Resiliency Fund

Supported by The City of Calgary’s Emergency Resiliency Fund, our Resiliency Fund supported initiatives which contribute to the resiliency of the arts sector.

COVID-19 Short-Term Relief Funding

In 2020, Calgary Arts Development allocated $1.5 million towards providing immediate relief due to COVID-19 impacts.

ArtShare Program

Serving equity-seeking communities, 32 artists and organizations were funded by Calgary Arts Development through its ArtShare Program in 2020.

Rozsa Online Programming Grant

Calgary Arts Development partnered with the Rozsa Foundation to provide one-time online programming grants in 2020.