Announcements Stay informed with latest news from Calgary Arts Development January 21, 2020 Call for Creative Writers We invite you to be part of a working session with Energy Futures Lab as a story writer. The story helps EFL plan for the future of its work in the context of possible 2040 futures for Canada’s energy system. January 10, 2020 Community Circle and Information Session Calgary Arts Development is hosting a Community Circle and Information Session on February 8, 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. RSVP before January 31. January 2, 2020 Don’t Miss The Hottest 12 Weeks of Winter Get your heart pumping, your blood rushing, and ignite your imagination at one of the hundreds of events, performances, and exhibitions. December 5, 2019 Holiday Office Closure The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed from December 23, 2019 to January 2, 2020. We wish you all the joys of the season and look forward to working with you again in the new year! November 18, 2019 You’re Invited to our Holiday Open House Please join Calgary Arts Development as we celebrate the season. Mingle with old friends and meet some new ones on December 12, 2019. November 18, 2019 Be a Part of The Hottest 12 Weeks of Winter Calling all arts organizations that show awesome art in the Downtown area. Let us know about your events by December 13, 2019 to be included. Program Updates Find out what's happening in our grant investment programs January 7, 2020 Grant Investment Programs Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce its 2020 grant investment programs for arts organizations, individual artists, and artist collectives. Learn more about the changes. January 6, 2020 Original Peoples Investment Program Calgary Arts Development is hosting a Community Circle and Information Session on February 8, 2020 from 9:00am to 5:00pm. January 2, 2020 Organizational Access Program Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2019 Organizational Access Program. January 2, 2020 Individual Artist Program Supporting the artist’s overall practice and removing financial barriers, Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2019 Individual Artist Program. January 2, 2020 Original Peoples Investment Program Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2019 Original Peoples Investment Program. January 2, 2020 Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2019 Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives. January 2, 2020 OG+ Program Providing one-time funding to organizations funded through the Operating Grant program, Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2019 OG+ sub-program. December 11, 2019 Grant Investment Programs Calgary Arts Development will be announcing its 2020 grant investment programs for arts organizations, individual artists, and artist collectives on January 7, 2020. October 18, 2019 Project Grant Program – Organizations Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release the results of the 2019 Project Grant Program – Organizations. June 11, 2019 Individual Artist Program Interested in applying to the Individual Artist Program? Calgary Arts Development is offering two information sessions this July. RSVP to learn more about the guidelines and process. April 29, 2019 Operating Grant Program In consultation with the organizations in the Operating Grant Program, Calgary Arts Development has decided to move the deadline for the OG+ Program to June 28, 2019. April 16, 2019 City-Builder Program The Calgary Arts Development board of directors approved combining the funding for the City-Builder Program into the OG+ Program for 2019. This change does not alter the amount available. April 3, 2019 Project Grant Program – Organizations It has come to our attention that the incorrect amount was posted in our guidelines for the 2019 Project Grant Program – Organizations. April 1, 2019 Organizational Access Program Get an overview of the full Organizational Access Program guidelines and learn how to best tell your story through the application process. March 8, 2019 Project Grant Program – Organizations Calgary Arts Development has updated the program guidelines and is offering two information sessions. February 4, 2019 Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives Calgary Arts Development is offering three information sessions for individuals or collectives this February. January 30, 2019 Grant Investment Programs As a public agency stewarding public dollars to the benefit of all Calgarians, Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce 2019’s Grant Investment Programs. January 22, 2019 Original Peoples Investment Program The Original Peoples Investment Program guidelines are ready and applications open on January 25, 2019. January 8, 2019 Original Peoples Investment Program Our free day-long workshop for the Original Peoples Investment Program takes place on January 19, 2019 at SAIT’s Chinook Lodge. Publications Useful information and research June 24, 2019 Accountability Report 2018 In late November of 2018, City Council approved a transformational increase to Calgary Arts Development’s budget, which will help build a more sustainable, resilient arts sector. March 12, 2019 Calgary Engagement Survey How a community connects with the arts can be a clear indicator of vibrancy. Overall, 93% of Calgarians are connected to the arts and culture sector in one way or another. January 3, 2019 Arts Professionals Survey In the fall of 2017, Calgary Arts Development conducted an Arts Professionals Survey to better understand the arts ecosystem and all of its complexities. November 20, 2018 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion In 2017 Calgary Arts Development undertook an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion survey of Calgary’s arts sector, as represented by the organizations who receive annual operating funds. October 26, 2018 2019 – 2022 Strategic Direction In The City of Calgary’s upcoming four-year budget, Calgary Arts Development is seeking a transformational increase to The City’s investment in Calgary’s arts sector. Read our full case for support. Engagement Raising the value of the arts for all Calgarians Calgary Poet Laureate Program Sheri-D Wilson is an artistic ambassador for Calgary. Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions Celebrating the transformative power of the arts. Living a Creative Life Congress Fuelling a vital, prosperous and connected city. Leaders Legacy Artists Awards A legacy of Calgary’s year as a Cultural Capital of Canada. Paula Timm's The Chaos of Pain | Image: Courtesy of SPARK Disability Arts Festival Fieldnotes Observations, thoughts, and tips from Calgary Arts Development's staff and board January 7, 2020 The Matrix Learning from some best practices and really looking at clarifying definitions, we are introducing a program criteria matrix in 2020 to help our juries, artists, and arts organizations have common scoring criteria. October 25, 2019 Nomination Packages Calgary Arts Development has been hard at work getting ready to open nominations for the eighth annual Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards. Here are a few things to consider. October 18, 2019 Pop-Ups for Building Owners Retail space sitting empty? What to keep things interesting for your other tenants? The City of Calgary has made it easier to animate short term spaces with engaging pop-ups. September 24, 2019 YYC What’s On Launched just last week, YYC What’s On is a simplified, searchable, and free events calendar highlighting Calgary arts and culture events. And getting your event included is simple—we just need to know all the details! June 25, 2019 Sharing Your Events You’ve spent time planning, you’ve got all of the details for your arts event in place, now you just have to get the word out to ensure people attend! Our What’s On In Calgary page is a great place to start. June 21, 2019 Pop-Ups in Calgary Got your eye on a sweet ground-floor space that you want to use for a pop-up or a six-month interim business? Want to start a market? Then we have exciting news for you! June 20, 2019 Welcome to our Fieldnotes Ever wondered about the inner workings of Calgary Arts Development? More than a typical blog, this new section offers our staff and board a chance to share observations, thoughts, and tips in their own voice.