Announcements Stay informed with latest news from Calgary Arts Development July 8, 2020 Living A Creative Life Web-Series Tune in on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 3:00pm for the first episode of our brand new web-series celebrating creative living in Calgary. July 7, 2020 Watch the Anti-Racism Virtual Town Hall A second Town Hall exploring issues around anti-Blackness, deep-seated racism, and anti-racist policies and practices, Calgary Arts Development hosted this virtual town hall. July 2, 2020 Virtual Town Hall: Emergency Resiliency Fund & The New Experience Economy On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the Community Investment and Impact teams will share information about the City of Calgary’s Emergency Resiliency Funds. July 2, 2020 Anti-Racism Virtual Town Halls To continue the conversation about the deep-seated racism that exists within our communities and systems, we have scheduled anti-racism virtual town hall gatherings for every other Wednesday in July and August. June 29, 2020 Virtual Town Hall Join Calgary Arts Development for a second conversation about deep-seated racism within our communities and systems, and how we can further develop anti-racist policies and practices governing our work. June 25, 2020 Information About COVID-19 Calgary Arts Development has received a number of inquiries about the COVID-19 outbreak. This page is updated regularly with anything that is pertinent to the local arts sector. Program Updates Find out what's happening in our grant investment programs June 25, 2020 Emergency Resiliency Funds Calgary Arts Development has been granted $2,000,000 by The City of Calgary in one-time Emergency Resiliency Funds and will be invested through two programs. June 25, 2020 Project Grant Program – Organizations The Project Grant for Organizations will no longer be offered in 2020 and is replaced by the Resiliency Fund for non-profit arts organizations. June 25, 2020 Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives Calgary Arts Development is offering an online information session for individuals and collectives on July 6, 2020. June 1, 2020 Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives Applications are now open for the Project Grant Program – Individuals and Collectives. Submit by July 27, 2020. May 25, 2020 Operating Grant Increase The Operating Grant Program provides stable, predictable funding to arts organizations in Calgary. Applications are now open for Operating Grant funding increases. May 7, 2020 COVID-19 Short-Term Relief Funding As the entire available pool has been distributed, we are unable to reopen applications for the COVID-19 Short-Term Artist Relief Fund. March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Short-Term Relief Funding As announced at Calgary Arts Development’s town hall, $1.15 million has been allocated toward providing immediate relief. March 26, 2020 Update for Calgary Arts Development Grant Investment Programs Calgary Arts Development is continuing to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19. 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 22, 2020 Accountability & Impact Report 2019 Download this report to find information about our programs and activities, meet our staff, and see a smattering of examples of the great work being done by our grant investees. April 16, 2020 Living a Creative Life: Success Indicator Baseline Report Providing updated data, these systems-level measurements are evaluated to track whether progress is being made towards the strategy’s outcomes. 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. Engagement Raising the value of the arts for all Calgarians Calgary Poet Laureate Program Natalie Meisner 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 June 1, 2020 Historic Times Calgary Arts Development’s Director, Communications & Engagement Helen Moore-Parkhouse looks at what this moment in time is asking of us and why it is important to slow down to consider the question. May 25, 2020 Public Dollars for Public Good Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon breaks down how we are a public agency, stewarding public dollars in the interests of the public good, and why it matters. April 1, 2020 COVID-19 Response FAQ On March 25, 2020, Calgary Arts Development President & CEO Patti Pon hosted a Facebook Live virtual town hall to update the community on what we are learning, what we are thinking, and what actions we are taking. March 5, 2020 Poet Laureate Nominations It’s the time again! As Sheri-D Wilson’s two-year term comes to an end, Calgary Poet Laureate nominations are open! Here are a few things to consider before the March 20, 2020 deadline. 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.