Project Grant Program 2017

The goal of the Project Grant Program is to support the creation of work that ensures citizens of Calgary continue to have access to meaningful, high-quality artistic experiences, investing in artistic projects that exemplify what our artistic community has to offer. The Project Grant is open to individual professional artists or collectives, and non-profit community or professional arts organizations.

This program offers funding through two streams:

  • Professional Artists and Collectives: Total pool $60,000 ($5,000 max request)
  • Organizations: Total pool $90,000 ($10,000 max request)

In 2017, the Project Grant Program invested $150,000 in 28 projects. During this intake, 111 applications were submitted with a total request amount of $660,368.90.

Professional Artists and Collectives
Project Name Organization/Applicant Grant Amount
Denizens May Nyitrai $493.40
PowerGrid: Human-sized sampler Kevin Stebner $1,000
The Listening Room – Artist Fees (Playwright) Michaela Jeffery $2,300
Hustle YYC Workshop Series Emmy Li $3,800
The Dream House Project Jean-Rene Leblanc $4,000
Range Roads Kyle Thomas $4,000
WRGFB (Less is More) Kyle Whitehead $4,000
Memento Mori Anna Barker $4,300
Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… Art + Mental Wellness Dick Averns $4,500
Creation and Production of Belle Paris at the West Village Theatre – October 2017 Judith Mendelsohn $4,500
Race Anonymous: Do The Math Melanee Murray-Hunt $4,700
HYDRATION Artist-in-Residence Hydration Collective $1,000
Multivision Artists of Calgary: Then, Now & In-between Exhibition (MAoC: Then, Now & In-between) Multivision Artists of Calgary $2,500
Iinisikimm…buffalo belong CZAPNO ENSEMBLE $3,500
UpRoot YYC Exhibition and Pilot Residency UpRoot YYC $4,000
Project InTandem InTandem Productions $4,600
Rez Dog Doc Stoney Nakoda AV Club $5,000


Project Name Organization/Applicant Grant Amount
Winners and Losers Chromatic Theatre $3,500
inVISIBLE Handsome Alice Theatre Foundation $9,000
Spectral Illuminations II EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society $9,355
Snapshots: Calgary’s Queer History Fairy Tales Presentation Society $9,355
Undressed Phase 2 Workshop Ghost River Theatre $9,355
Most Imaginary Worlds development Inside Out Theatre $9,675
Missing Chapters: Untold Stories of Asian Canadian Art & Artists in Calgary Asian Heritage Foundation (Southern Alberta) $9,760
Canada Bridges’ Summer 2017 Filmmaking Camps – Discovering First Nations Stories Bridges Social Development (Canada Bridges) $10,000
Situating the Present: Indigenous Art & Canada 150 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design $10,000
Underland – Calgary Premiere Old Trout Puppet Workshop $10,000

Accountability Reports and Year-End Financials