- Posted November 20th, 2013
Please join Calgary Arts Development as we celebrate the season and say thank you to our volunteers, partners and members of the Calgary arts community.
Thursday, December 12
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Art Central, Lower Level
100 7th Ave. SW
Light refreshments will be served.
No RSVP required!
- Posted November 19th, 2013
Calgary Arts Development is occasionally contacted by potential lessors for information on arts organizations that are looking for space. Often, these lessors want to explore options without releasing a public call. As such, Calgary Arts Development is compiling one-page profiles of arts organizations that are looking for space, to be shared with lessors as a way of introducing them to potential tenants.
If you would like us to share your organization’s information, please complete the following form.
- Posted November 15th, 2013
Update (11/15/13): We are pleased to announce the addition of the ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award.
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to present the second annual Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards as part of the Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions in February 2014. Nominations are now open. The awards are $5,000 cash prizes that support artists or arts organizations in the following categories, with additional categories to be announced:
- Calgary Catholic Immigration Society New Canadian Artist Award
- Doug & Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award
- Enbridge Emerging Artist Award
- SANDSTONE City Builder Award
- William MacLachlan Community Beacon Award
- ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award
Nominations will be accepted until 4:30pm on December 9, 2013. Nominations for the Doug & Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award will be accepted until 4:30pm on November 29, 2013; nominations for the ATB Financial Healing Through the Arts Award will be accepted until 4:30pm on December 18, 2013.
Need tips on what makes a great nomination package? Download our Nomination Tips sheet.
For more information about the nomination process and selection criteria, or to submit a nomination, please visit MayorsLunch.com/Awards.
- Posted November 14th, 2013
Alberta Arts Rebuild has released a report detailing the activities of the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund through the end of October. The fund was launched in June 2013 on crowdfunding platform InvestYYC.com to raise money for artists and arts organizations from across southern Alberta as they recover from the 2013 floods.
The primary order of business for the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund is to provide funding for flood-affected artists and arts organizations. Applicants to the fund were informed of whether their applications were accepted on September 23, 2013 and funds have been disbursed to all those accepted. This pool of funding dispensed a total of $203,927 to 30 artists and arts organizations, with 68% of applicants receiving funding. Disbursements ranged from $200 to $23,000, addressing some of the unique needs of the arts community in the aftermath of the floods.
Alberta Arts Rebuild received 44 applications with claims totaling $1.5 million, and the funds disbursed represent only 13% of total claims. Due to the resources available, Alberta Arts Rebuild was only able to fund individuals and organizations who claimed non-recoverable costs such as lost artist fees, lost equipment or supplies necessary for artistic production, and lost costs related to transportation and accommodation. The fund is also intended to cover art restoration costs and unrealized revenues, but was not able to do so with the funds available at this time. There is another category of capital costs associated with the repair and rebuilding of flood damaged spaces that we were not able to consider at all due to a shortage of funds.
While Alberta Arts Rebuild is pleased to have helped alleviate some of the most pressing flood-related impacts on Alberta’s arts community, the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund granting process has made it clear that there is still a great need for financial support.
The funds raised are a combination of individual donations, matching money from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Suncor Energy Foundation, as well as large contributions from Suncor Energy Foundation and Calgary Arts Development.
Given the financial impact of the flood and the low percentage of needs that could be funded, the fundraising program has been extended on InvestYYC.com until December 31, 2013. The fund has pledges of just under $40,000 to match new individual donations made before then.
Please take note of the additional fundraising events posted on the Alberta Arts Rebuild website at AlbertaArtsRebuild.ca/Fundraisers and continue to support your local arts scene.
Alberta Arts Rebuild was created to support artists and arts organizations impacted by the 2013 southern Alberta floods by acting as an information source and helping to coordinate rebuilding efforts. This project is a partnership of more than 35 government and community agencies whose mandates include direct support of artists and arts organizations.