Announcements Stay informed with latest news from Calgary Arts Development September 9, 2019 ActiveCITY Summit Calgary Arts Development believes there are parallels between the creative economy and the active economy, and we would love to see artists be part of this year’s ActiveCITY Summit. Register today! August 27, 2019 Office Closure The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on September 2, 2019 for Labour Day. We hope you have a full and fun long weekend with your friends and family. Our office reopens on September 3. August 8, 2019 Spaces Workshops Are you new to renting out your space? Experienced but want to up your marketing skills? Have a board that is concerned about liability? Participate in an upcoming free workshop. Space is limited. July 29, 2019 Office Closure The Calgary Arts Development office will be closed on August 5, 2019 for Heritage Day. We hope you have a full and fun long weekend with your friends and family. Our office reopens on August 6. July 22, 2019 Calgary’s Creative Industries A 2019 report by the Conference Board of Canada confirms Calgary’s creative industries contribute substantial economic and social impacts to the city and the province. Read the keyfindings here. June 26, 2019 New Board Members With five new board members including a new chair, Calgary Arts Development would like to welcome Brian Frank, Sophia Lebessis, Kathleen McNally-Leitch, Chima Nkemdirim, and Caitlyn Ducasse. Program Updates Find out what's happening in our grant investment programs 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 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.