Indigenous Artist Microgrant

Preserving First Nations, Métis and Inuit Culture and Tradition

February 1, 2023: Full guidelines published
Applications: Ongoing until funds are allocated
Deadline: There is no deadline to apply

Program Overview

This program is intended to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists living and working in the Treaty 7 region for activities and expenses related to the preservation, maintenance and revival of Indigenous culture and tradition. Eligible proposals may include:

  • Projects related to crafting and creating regalia.
  • Projects related to traditional methods and forms.

Applicants may apply for up to $5,000. Total funding available for this program is $75,000.

Need help applying? Calgary Arts Development is committed to open, fair and transparent processes. There are two policies available for anyone who may need support to apply to this program: the Accommodation & Accessibility Policy and the Application Assistance Policy. We will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers to access to develop accommodations that suit their unique abilities and situations and continually seek to learn and address inequities in our programs and processes.

If you have any questions or need any help completing an application, please contact Morgan Possberg, Indigenous Program Specialist, at

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