Applications to this program are accepted by invitation only.
The Remarkable Experience Accelerator is a partnership between the Calgary Hotel Association and Calgary Arts Development.
It is intended to provide multi-year investment for applicants to enhance and/or build on an existing initiative or program. It is not intended to fund single-time programs, projects or events. The goal of the Remarkable Experience Accelerator is to enhance the story of Calgary as a cultural hotbed and give people even more reasons to visit Calgary as leisure travellers.
The program will invest up to $1,164,000 from the Destination Marketing Fund (DMF) over three years to accelerate medium to long-term (at least two years) plans for remarkable arts experiences. By the end of the investment period, successful applicants should achieve a sustainably higher level of performance. Successful applicants will work closely in partnership with Calgary Arts Development, the Calgary Hotel Association and the Remarkable Experience Accelerator assessment panel to create the best possible conditions for success. The maximum number of clients participating in the program at any given time is limited to seven. If all investment dollars are not allocated and/or clients are not identified in the 2015 application process, further application processes will be made available.