Calgary Arts Development piloted the Arts for All Program in 2013 and 2014 to invest in arts activity outside of the downtown core, with a focus on East Calgary. The first community to host this program was Greater Forest Lawn (Forest Lawn, Forest Heights, Penbrooke Meadows, Erin Woods, Albert Park, Dover and Southview).
Calgary Arts Development partnered with the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (INT AVE BRZ) to engage a range of artists and arts organizations in the area, as well as local businesses and community members.
Greater Forest Lawn Project Grant
The Greater Forest Lawn Project Grant was intended for arts projects that would contribute to increased arts activity and opportunities for artists in Greater Forest Lawn. All artistic disciplines were welcome. Applicants could apply for a maximum of $10,000 through the program.
Greater Forest Lawn Artist Award
The Greater Forest Lawn Artist Award was a $5,000 award intended to support at least two months of living expenses for the recipient to devote concentrated time to artistic work. The award was open to artists living and practising in Greater Forest Lawn who had a high degree of involvement with the artistic communities of Calgary and Greater Forest Lawn specifically. The impact of the award on the artist’s practice was also be taken into consideration.