Operating Grant Program

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COVID-19 Update

The interim report deadline for the Operating Grant Program is March 30, 2020, 4:30pm MDT. Organizations currently funded through this program will receive their base grant funds upon receipt and approval of their interim report. Please note that the report no longer requires mandatory projections for the upcoming fiscal year in recognition of this period of uncertainty and instability.

Calgary Arts Development is reviewing this program in light of the impacts from COVID-19 in order to meet the immediate and medium term needs of arts organizations. The Operating Grant Increase Program will not be opening on April 13, 2020 as intended. Operating Grant clients will be contacted directly with information as soon as it is available and it will also be shared on our website.

Reports are accepted through the online grant interface. If this is your first time submitting reporting on behalf of your organization, please contact grants@calgaryartsdevelopment.com for assistance in getting access to your organizational profile.

If you have any questions about this program please review the Operating Grant FAQs or contact Marta Ligocki, Specialist, Arts Organizations, at 403.264.5330 ext. 205 or marta.ligocki@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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Program Overview

The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary. Operating Grant funds may be allocated to any area of an organization’s budget and are confirmed on a yearly basis until the end of 2022.

Please Note: Calgary Arts Development will not be offering one-time funding programs (previously known as OG+)  to Operating Grant clients in 2020. At this time, no one-time or project funding programs are planned for 2021 or 2022. This will be reviewed annually through budget considerations with The City of Calgary.

Program Eligibility

At this time, Calgary Arts Development will not be offering grants to new organizations through the Operating Grant program between 2020 and 2022, pending budget confirmation from The City of Calgary. Only organizations who received operational funding through the Operating Grant or the Organizational Access Program in 2019 are eligible for this program.

Reference Documents

Interim Reporting
Operating Grant FAQ