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Project Grant Program – Organizations | Calgary Arts Development

July 3, 2024

Value

Organizations may apply for up to $30,000. Total funding available for this program is $700,000.

Description

This program is intended to provide one-time project funding to registered non-profit arts organizations in Calgary (known as Mohkinsstsis in Blackfoot).

The program seeks to support projects that align with any of the following priority areas:

  • Projects that reflect and contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of Calgary’s arts sector and create opportunities for Calgarians to access artistic experiences.
  • Projects that create opportunities for your organization to attract, restore and retain jobs for artists and arts professionals.
  • Projects that support your organization’s development or strengthens your ability to connect with your community.
  • Arts-centred projects that encourage everyday creativity, including cross-sector collaboration, creative economy and neighbourhood-level community initiatives.

Eligible Applicants

Registered Non-Profit Arts Organizations

This program is open to registered non-profit arts organizations in Calgary, both those that currently receive operating grants and those that do not currently receive operating grants from us. Organizations must demonstrate that the arts are at the core of their mandate.

Registered Non-Profit Organizations (that may not have an arts mandate)

We will consider project applications from organizations that do not have an arts mandate, or where the arts are not central to their work, if they can demonstrate the below, and at the discretion of Calgary Arts Development staff:

    • Artists are core collaborators or participants in the planning, development and implementation of the project.
    • The project and budget provide financial and non-financial support to artists.
    • The applicant has a demonstrated history of working with artists and/or the arts sector.

Eligible Expenses

Please ensure that your project is eligible for this program, then refer to the list below for guidance on eligible expenses. Any expense requested must be directly related to the completion and success of your proposed project.

  • Accessibility expenses
  • Artist fees
  • Salaries and wages directly related to this project (e.g., contractors, additional staff supports)
  • Professional fees (e.g., fees paid to individuals offering professional services such as web design, publicity or marketing, facilitation, financial, accounting or legal services, consulting services, etc.)
  • Technical fees (for example, web service fees, licensing fees)
  • Elder and knowledge keeper fees
  • Honorariums
  • Materials & Supplies
  • Documentation
  • Marketing, promotion, publicity or outreach
  • Travel expenses (for example, flights, mileage/gas, taxis, uber or transit costs)
  • Accommodation (while not at your primary residence)
  • Rental of space
  • Rental of equipment
  • Purchase of equipment, including hardware and permanent software (must be specific and directly related to the completion and success of your project)
  • Expenses related to small physical infrastructure upgrades required for community accessibility and/or safety (must be specific and directly related to the completion and success of your project)
    • NOTE: Capital requests for building upgrades must be approved by the program specialist prior to applying to confirm eligibility.

Deadline Date

July 3, 2024: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)

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