Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives

Applications currently closed

Phase 1 Request for Proposals – Deadline: March 11, 2019, 4:30pm MST; Opens February 4
Phase 2 Application – Deadline:
May 13, 2019, 4:30pm MST; Opens April 15

If you require any accommodations that would allow you to fairly access this process, please contact 403.476.2031 or

Download the Full Program Guidelines as a PDF

Program Overview

This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to support artistic projects that exemplify what our artistic community has to offer and ensures citizens of Calgary continue to have access to meaningful, high-quality artistic experiences.

Apply for up to $20,000 to cover almost any expense related to a project or initiative. Total funding available is $500,000.

Who Can Apply

This program is open to individual artists, artistic collectives, and unregistered or unincorporated arts based groups or organizations in the city of Calgary, Mohkinstsis, working in any artistic discipline at any stage of practice.

We will only accept one application per individual/collective, and one application for a single project. A single project may receive funding through only one Calgary Arts Development project grant per calendar year.

Selection Process

  • Criteria: Artistic Impact, Public Impact, Planning
  • Phase 1: Request for Proposals will be assessed by a peer assessment committee.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to complete the full application in Phase 2.
  • Phase 2 will be assessed by a peer assessment committee who will make final funding recommendations.

Notification of Results, Phase 1 Request for Proposal: Early April 2019
Notification of Results, Phase 2 Application: Late June 2019


Budget Template
Program Guidelines


Read the program guidelines carefully before beginning your application. Download them as a PDF by clicking here.

Please refer to the Investment Program FAQs or contact the Community Investment team at 403.476.2031 or with any questions.


We would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, including the Siksika, Piikani, Kainaiwa, Tsuut’ina, and Stoney Nakoda First Nations.

We acknowledge that the city of Calgary is situated on lands where the Bow River meets the Elbow, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Mohkinstsis and the Michif Cree name is Ohtuskwan.

We also acknowledge that the city of Calgary is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland.

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