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Organization Structural Change Grant | Calgary Arts Development




The Organizational Structural Change (OSC) Grant is new in 2021 and the intent is that it is only available for one-year to support the transitions organizations will need to face in the coming year. Our research data indicates that there are some arts organizations that will not be financially viable due to loss of revenue, limited ability to adapt, and no reserves to support their ongoing work. There are costs to closures along with the need to preserve the artistic contributions and assets of the organization for the arts ecosystem.

Eligible Applicants

Any non-profit arts organization in Calgary seriously considering the structural changes of merging, closure or strategic partnerships during the 2021 calendar year.

All Calgary-based non-profit arts organizations regardless of their relationship with us can apply. Organizations can apply and receive a grant for each phase of their organizational structure journey depending on the outcomes and decisions at the end of each phase. Each grant provided can cover almost any expense related to the structural changes.

Eligible Expenses

It will be a rolling grant and focus on the needs requiring support during the three distinct phases of organizational change. The phases are as follows:

  • Phase 1: Exploration: Grant up to $5,000 for organizations to start exploring the organization structural changes and possibilities for their organizations.
  • Phase 2: Experience: Grant up to $15,000 for organizations to secure the expertise to help guide the steps towards the structural change and needs for them.
  • Phase 3: Execution: Grant up to $20,000 for organizations that are in a memorandum of understanding stage and moving forward into mergers as well as those organizations in the final stages of closure.

Deadline Date

  November 30, 2021


Contact Name: Sara Bateman Director, Community Investment & Impact

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Industry: Arts and Culture, Location: Alberta ,
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