Program Guidelines Published: March 28, 2021
Applications Open: May 3, 2021
Deadline: June 14, 2021 at 4:30pm MT
This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to individual artists and artist collectives who pursue a professional practice, working in any artistic discipline. Artists must either be Calgary-based (known as Moh’kinsstis in Blackfoot), or be able to demonstrate that they make significant contributions to the arts that are accessible to Calgarians on an ongoing basis. Please review the Investment Program FAQs for a glossary of terms and frequently asked questions about program eligibility.
Individual artists may apply for up to $15,000. Artist collectives may apply for up to $20,000. This fund is intended to support one-time projects that contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Calgary’s arts sector. Projects should be complete by December 31, 2022. This program will be assessed in two streams:
Projects or expenses related to post-secondary, credit, or diploma granting institutions are not eligible. This program cannot fund projects retroactively. Projects that are fully completed before the deadline of June 14, 2021 are not eligible.
The total pool of funding will be $1,100,000. This program will be assessed by an arms-length peer committee.
Calgary Arts Development grant investment programs for individual artists and artist collectives are supplemented through the Cultural Vitality Fund, with donations from Calgary Arts Foundation, Calgary Foundation, an anonymous donor to the Edmonton Community Foundation, RBC, and the Palmer Family Foundation. We thank these donors for their generous support.
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