Arts for All Program: New Guidelines and Application Available

Updated guidelines and a more streamlined application process are now available for both the Greater Forest Lawn Project Grant and the Greater Forest Lawn Artist Award. Those applying for the May 30, 2014 deadline should consult the updated guidelines before they apply.

If you submitted or created a draft in Calgary Arts Development’s online granting interface before April 18, 2014, please note that you will be required to apply using the updated guidelines and application process.

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to host a program information session:

Tuesday, May 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm

artBOX on 17E (1807 42nd St. SE)

The session will also offer one-on-one consultations about applications, marketing resources and more. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP.

For more information, visit

If you require technical assistance, language support or have questions about the program, please contact or call 403.476.2031.

About the Arts for All Program
The Arts for All Program invests in arts activity outside of Calgary’s downtown core, with a current focus on east Calgary. Calgary Arts Development is proud to partner with the International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone to pilot the program in Greater Forest Lawn (Forest Lawn, Forest Heights, Penbrook Meadows, Erin Woods, Albert Park, Dover and Southview).

Artist Opportunity Grant Program on Hold

Please note that all 2014 funds for Calgary Arts Development’s Artist Opportunity Grant program have been allocated through assessments as of April 17, 2014. The program will be on hold while Calgary Arts Development works to identify additional resources for the year. No new applications to the Artist Opportunity Grant program will be accepted at this time.

Should new funding for the program become available, applications submitted before April 17, 2014 will be assessed in order of submission date.

Recognizing the high demand for programs that support individual professional artists, Calgary Arts Development is pleased to have distributed $60,000 to 32 artists for professional development opportunities in 2014. We would like to thank and offer our congratulations to the recipients of this program.  

Canadian Arts Summit: Patti Pon PechaKucha Night Presentation

Calgary Arts Development's President & CEO, Patti Pon, delivered a PechaKucha Night-style talk about Calgary's arts community and the June 2013 floods at this year's Canadian Arts Summit. Watch the full presentation below:

Artists and non-profit arts organizations affected by last year's floods are encouraged to learn more about the funding available from Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild.

Parting Words/Starting Words: Welcoming Calgary's Second Poet Laureate

Join us as we bid a fond farewell to Calgary’s inaugural Poet Laureate and "word wrangler," Kris Demeanor, and welcome his deserving successor.

April 29, 2014
TELUS Spark (220 St. George's Dr. NE)

Doors open: 7:00pm
Speakers and program: 7:30pm

The Calgary Poet Laureate serves as an ambassador of the arts to the citizens of Calgary, producing literary work that is reflective of Calgary’s landscape, cityscape and civic identity.

Come celebrate poetry and the promise of great things to come!

Reserve your seat at

Download the invitation

The Calgary Poet Laureate will be officially announced at 9:30am on April 28, 2014, in Council Chambers at Calgary City Hall (800 Macleod Tr. SE)

Thank you to the Poet Laureate Ambassadors: The Calgary Foundation, the Calgary Chamber, First Calgary Financial, FirstEnergy Capital, TransCanada, and one anonymous donor.

Funding Available: Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund

The Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild partners are pleased to announce that another round of applications to the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund is now open. This program is intended to address the needs of individual artists and non-profit arts organizations resulting from the June 2013 Alberta floods. With $229,000 from the Government of Alberta and $25,000 from The Calgary Foundation, as well as donations from many other contributors, the total available funds are over $325,000.

This round of funding is open to all regions of the province impacted by the floods and applies to all needs resulting from the floods not covered by other disaster recovery programs, including capital costs.

Application guidelines are available at

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 4:30 pm MST, with notifications emailed to applicants by June 10, 2014. No funds will be dispensed until after that date.

Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild gratefully acknowledges contributions from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Suncor Energy Foundation, The Calgary Foundation, Calgary Arts Development and many individual and community donors. The Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund is pleased to have dispensed over $200,000 to flood-affected artists and arts organizations in October 2013 after its first intake of applicants.

How to Apply

This application process will be administered through Calgary Arts Development's Online Granting Interface. A login account is required to apply; existing users may use their current accounts, while new users may create one here.

To apply, click here. For help using the Online Granting Interface, click here.

Further Information

For more information, contact Laurie Leier at or 403.264.5330 ext. 112.


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