Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce the investment programs for 2018. A program review was undertaken in 2017, and new investment programs have been developed to increase funding to individual artists, and to incorporate the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Through this program review, the Organization Opportunity Grant Program has been discontinued, and its clients will be integrated into the refreshed Operating Grant Program. The Artist Opportunity, Small Experiments, and Project Grant programs have been folded into a single program for Individual Artists. The Artist Opportunity Grant will run its final intake with a deadline in late January 2018.
As public funders, responsible for investing for public benefit, it is incumbent upon us to better understand the needs of Indigenous artists. Through the first part of the year, Calgary Arts Development will undertake an inclusive design process with Indigenous artists and leaders to develop an investment program that will be implemented in the latter part of the year.