Graffiti house (artist anonymous) at WRECK CITY. Photo: Caitlind Brown
Participants at Alberta Printmakers’ Society Print It Yourself Festival. Photo: Alberta Printmakers’ Society
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks company dancers. Photo: Noel Bégin, courtesy Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.
Crowd at Calgary Folk Music Festival. Photo: Calgary Folk Music Festival
Spiritus Chamber Choir at Knox United Church. Photo: Spiritus Chamber Choir
Mural at artBOX on 17E. Photo: Jordan Baylon.
Vertigo Theatre performance with Beau Dixon and Graham Percy. Photo: Benjamin Laird Arts and Photo

Living a Creative Life

lclLiving a Creative Life is an arts development strategy for Calgary, by Calgarians. Learn more and show support by endorsing the strategy.

Apply for InvestYYC

Have an arts project to get off the ground? 
InvestYYC is a crowdfunding website exclusively for Calgary-based artists and arts organizations. Learn more.

Arts CoLAB

Calgary's newest coworking space for creatives is now open! Hourly, daily and monthly packages are available for Arts CoLAB members needing flexible and affordable shared office space. Learn more.

cSPACE King Edward Groundbreaking

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following announcement on behalf of cSPACE.

On May 13, 2015 cSPACE Projects broke ground on its flagship project—the 47,000 square foot King Edward arts hub, in the south Calgary community of Marda Loop. 

cSPACE, Calgary Arts Development and Calgary Foundation celebrated with supporters, including Guest of Honour Mayor Naheed Nenshi. Hardhats designed by 12 local artists were presented to project champions and a temporary mural by Tyler Hochhalter was unveiled at the historic front entrance of the school building.

CFC 2015 Kicks Off Animate the Avenue

It was a chilly night but that couldn’t stop random acts of culture from adding a spark to historic Stephen Avenue.

On Thursday, May 7, delegates from the Community Foundations of Canada CFC 2015 Conference intermingled with curious Calgarians as the Animate the Avenue street festival brought a talented tasting of arts to the heart of downtown.

Produced in collaboration with Calgary Foundation and Calgary Arts Development, the festival kicked off the national conference and featured an array of local talent to highlight our vibrant arts scene for visiting delegates. The event also showcased how the arts build a strong community.

Board Leadership Calgary: Registration Now Open

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following announcement on behalf of Board Leadership Calgary.

Board Leadership Calgary is pleased to announce Board Basics for Non-Profits: Learning Event 2015 registration is now open!

Join members of voluntary non-profit organization boards for Calgary’s second annual learning event. The day-long program features workshops focused on board governance fundamentals and best practices for the voluntary sector.

Artist Opportunity Grant Program On Hold

Funds for the Artist Opportunity Grant have been expended for the current quarter (April 1 to June 29). Access to this process will be closed until the next quarter opens (July 1 to September 29). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact or 403.476.2031.

The Artist Opportunity Grant program invests in professional development opportunities for individual professional artists. More information

derek beaulieu's "every word"

Calgary Poet Laureate derek beaulieu created a visual poem titled “every word” based on the words and phrases submitted during the 2015 Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions.

beaulieu included every word from "Aboriginal" to "Volunteer," gathering what Calgary's arts community identified as best representing the arts in our city, and rubber-stamped each letter by hand.

The original poem was on display in the Atrium of the Municipal Building (800 Macleod Tr. SE) from March 30 to April 6 and, if you missed it, you can read it here.

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