Operating Grant New Client Intake Program

Applications Open May 1, 2023

April 3, 2023: Full guidelines and intake timeline published
May 1, 2023: Applications open
June 21, 2023: Application deadline(s) (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
July – August 2023: Evaluation of grants
Early September 2023: Notification of results
September 2023: Funds distributed

Program Overview

The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to non-profit arts organizations in Calgary. Operating Grant funds may be allocated to any area of an arts organization’s budget. 

The Operating Grant New Client Intake Program is open to applicants who did not receive an operating grant from Calgary Arts Development from 2020 – 2022. Successful applicants will be streamed into the Operating Grant Program and will receive an annual operating grant of $10,000 – $30,000 confirmed for 2023 and 2024.

Total funding available for this program is $800,000.

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 Marta Ligocki, at marta.ligocki@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 ext.205. 

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