Recovery Fund

Applications currently closed

Letter of Intent Deadline: July 27, 2020, 4:30pm MDT
Letter of Intent Opens: June 26, 2020
Application Deadline: August 10, 2020, 4:30pm MDT
Notification and Disbursement of Funds: September 2020

Program Overview

This fund will provide up to $50,000 to develop and implement strategic recovery and resiliency plans to help ensure long term sustainability. The Recovery Fund will be considered unrestricted operating funds (excluding capital contributions to property or land), but organizations should be considering any of the following:

  • Human Resources: Staff salaries, wages, contract fees etc.
  • Strategic Planning: Creation or redevelopment of recovery, resiliency, scenario, or strategic plans
  • Administration or Operations: Fixed expenses, overhead, technology, etc.

Organizations not currently receiving operational funds from Calgary Arts Development must complete a letter of intent outlining their artistic mandate, non-profit status, and impact due to COVID-19. Letters of intent will be assessed by Calgary Arts Development staff who will provide access to the application process if eligibility is met. Letters of intent will be reviewed by staff on a rolling basis and eligible organizations will be granted access to the application form no later than Friday, July 31, 2020.

The application process has been intentionally designed to duplicate some information from the Operating Grant Increase Program in order to limit the volume of application work in a short period of time.

Organizations applying to the Operating Grant program may elect to have their information copied to the Recovery Fund. Please see the How to Apply section of the program guidelines for more information. Operating Grant organizations not eligible for an increase or who will not be applying for an increase, as well as eligible organizations not currently in the Operating Grant program will complete an application requesting the same information.

The total funding available for this program is $1,000,000.

Button to read the program guidelines

Accommodation and Accessibility

Calgary Arts Development is committed to open, fair, and transparent processes. While we may not be able to meet in person at the current moment, our team will be available to answer questions and offer support during the application process either over the phone, through email, or through the use of audio and video platforms.

Please see the investment program FAQs for answers to common questions, and contact the program specialist as early as you can to ensure they can provide the best support possible. Staff can provide feedback up to one week before application deadlines.

We will work one-on-one with applicants who experience barriers to access to develop accommodations that suit their abilities. Some examples of accommodations are:

  • Translation of written materials
  • Grant writing assistance
  • Transcription
  • Video or audio applications
  • Interpretation for phone or video meetings (Note: This will depend on the availability of external service agencies)

Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely.

If you have any questions about this program please contact

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