Operating Grant Program

The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary. Operating Grant funds may be allocated to any area of an arts organization’s budget and are confirmed on a yearly basis upon the receipt of an interim report until the end of 2022, pending continued funding by The City of Calgary at current budget levels.

Program Eligibility

At this time, Calgary Arts Development will not be offering grants to new applicant organizations through the Operating Grant Program between 2020 and 2022. The program operates on a multi-year cycle and only organizations who received notice of operational funding through the Operating Grant Program in 2020 are eligible to continue in this program.

Interim Reporting

Calgary Arts Development is adjusting the Operating Grant interim reporting deadline in order to better meet external reporting to our stakeholders. Interim reports will be due one month earlier than originally published.

Due to the shortened time frame between receiving the Operating Grant Increase and the reporting deadlines, as well as the impacts of COVID-19 to programming, the reporting requirements for 2021 are adjusted. Reporting requirements for 2022 have also been adjusted, and may shift over the upcoming year in response to sectoral needs.

The 2021 interim report will only be accepted through the online granting interface. Late submissions will not be accepted. The interim report for 2021 is due Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:30pm MT.

Button to read the interim report requirements

Reference Documents

Interim Reporting Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Assessor Nomination Form

Reporting Templates

Financial Form
Programming Form
Statistical Form


Accessibility & Accommodation Policy
Appeals Policy
Deadline Extension Policy
Disclosure of Grant Information Policy
Fair Notice Policy


Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please review the Investment Program FAQs or contact Marta Ligocki, Specialist, Arts Organizations, at 403.264.5330 ext. 205 or marta.ligocki@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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