Announcements Stay informed with latest news from Calgary Arts Development December 2, 2020 SpaceFinder Alberta Replacement Calgary Arts Development is issuing a request for proposals to assess the feasibility of replacing SpaceFinder Alberta. Submit by January 11, 2021. December 1, 2020 Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards Nominations are now open for the 2021 Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards. Check to see the upcoming deadlines and read the guidelines. November 30, 2020 RISE UP Relaunch Lunches With two upcoming lunches, be sure to join RISE UP Calgary this December to chat about creative ways to collaborate amid the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for future recovery. November 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. November 16, 2020 RISE UP Relaunch Lunch #2 At 12:00pm on December 3, 2020, RISE UP Calgary discusses micro festivals and how smaller, scalable events could be created and taken to different communities throughout the city. November 3, 2020 Office Closure While our offices have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, Calgary Arts Development will be observing Remembrance Day. All staff will be off on November 11, 2020. Program Updates Find out what's happening in our grant investment programs September 15, 2020 Resiliency Fund Applications are now open for the second intake of the Resiliency Fund. Be sure to submit your application via the online grant interface before October 19, 2020. August 10, 2020 Resiliency Fund Applications are now open for the first intake of the Resiliency Fund. Be sure to submit your application via the online grant interface before September 14, 2020. July 16, 2020 Recovery Fund Applying to the Recovery Fund? The letter of intent and opt-in deadline is July 27, 2020. Be sure to review the guidelines for full details before submitting. June 26, 2020 Recovery Fund This fund provides organizations with up to $50,000 to develop and implement strategic recovery and resiliency plans that will help ensure your long-term sustainability. 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 September 8, 2020 COVID-19 Impact Survey In May 2020, Calgary Arts Development undertook a survey of arts organizations in Calgary to better understand and plan for the COVID-19 disruption to the arts, culture, and creative industries. 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. 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 December 2, 2020 Reflections from 2020 Summer Data Entry Clerk Haider Ali reflects on his directories and research work with Calgary Arts Development and shares some thoughts on Calgary’s anti-racism efforts this year. November 20, 2020 Directories, Directories, Directories Back in 2019 we began to expand our website with directories. Calgary Arts Development’s Database Coordinator shares a bit of the ongoing process. November 16, 2020 Improving Online Accessibility While we are constantly making improvements to our own online presence, Calgary Arts Development’s Content Manager breaks down some of the accessibility tweaks we have already made. November 6, 2020 Dogs & Pandemics Eight months into working from home, Calgary Arts Development’s Research and Policy Manager Greg Burbidge shares some personal reflections and, of course, data. October 27, 2020 Updates on Pop-Ups & Interim Uses Retail space sitting empty? Want to keep things interesting for your other tenants? Pop-ups and interim uses are evolving in Calgary! September 10, 2020 DocuSign Increasing efficiency and security while saving paper, Calgary Arts Development’s Grants Coordinator Van Chu breaks down this important community investment tool. Learn about DocuSign and how we use it. August 5, 2020 New in a Time of Change With no baseline for this experience, Calgary Arts Development’s Research and Policy Coordinator Stephanie Solomon reflects on starting a new job in the middle of a pandemic. July 27, 2020 Let’s Talk Graphics Calgary Arts Development’s Website Coordinator Nick Heazell shares some of the pitfalls that can happen with digital images and even provides some resources to help you submit your content. 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.