Resiliency Fund

Applications currently closed

First Intake Application Deadline: September 14, 2020, 4:30pm MDT
First Intake Applications Open: August 10, 2020
Notification and Disbursement of Funds: October 2020

Second Intake Application Deadline: October 19, 2020, 4:30pm MDT
Second Intake Applications Open: September 14, 2020
Notification and Disbursement of Funds: December 2020

Program Overview

This fund will provide up to $50,000 to support initiatives which contribute to the resiliency of the arts sector through adapted approaches to their business and artistic practices. This could include partnerships or mergers, or new platforms for content delivery or community engagement all with the hopes of ensuring long term sustainability. This fund will invest in those organizations that are pivoting to reflect the new realities facing the sector. The Resiliency Fund is intended to invest in strategies supported by strong operational capacity and governance.

This program will be administered through two intakes, with a pool of $575,000 each. If the funds from the first intake are not fully expended, they will be rolled over into the second round.

The total funding available for this program is $1,150,000.

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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: Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program, contact Kaley Beisiegel at

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