Project Grant Program – Organizations

Applications Open July 4, 2023

June 20, 2023: Full guidelines published
July 4, 2023: Applications open
August 30, 2023: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
September – October 2023: Evaluation of grants
Early November 2023: Notification of results
November – December 2023: Funds distributed

Program Overview

This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to registered non-profit arts organizations in Calgary (known as Mohkinsstsis in Blackfoot). The Project Grant Program seeks to support projects that align with any of the following priority areas:

  • Projects that reflect and contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Calgary’s arts sector and create opportunities for Calgarians to access artistic experiences.
  • Projects that create opportunities to attract, restore and retain jobs for artists and arts professionals.
  • Projects that support organizational development or strengthen the organization’s ability to connect with their community.
  • Arts-centred projects that encourage everyday creativity, including cross-sector collaboration, creative economy and neighbourhood-level community initiatives.

Organizations may apply for up to $25,000. Total funding available for this program is $600,000.

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 Perpetual Atife, Grant Program Specialist, at or 403.264.5330 ext.229.

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