Save the Date: Board Leadership 2014

Save the date for Board Leadership 2014: Board Governance Basics for Board Members.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Location TBA, Calgary

A day-long event featuring engaging and informative workshops and networking opportunities for board members of non-profit organizations. What a great way to begin Volunteer Week in Alberta!

Registration opens in mid-February. More information coming soon.

An initiative of:
Calgary Arts Development (CADA), Calgary Chamber of Community Organizations (CCVO), Community Development Unit of Alberta Culture, CommunityWise Resource Centre, Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary (ECCC), Federation of Calgary Communities (FCC), Institute for Nonprofit Studies of Mount Royal University, Propell:us, and Volunteer Alberta.

 

Deadline Extended: InvestYYC December Intake

InvestYYC.com is a crowdfunding website exclusively for Calgary-based artists and arts organizations to raise funds, find volunteers and generate awareness. Developed as a legacy project of Calgary 2012 for Calgary's year as a Cultural Capital of Canada, the goal of the program is to provide a local, arts-focused opportunity for crowdfunding that allows Calgarians to invest both time and money into projects happening and created in our city. 

Please note that the December 2013 application deadline has been extended to January 9, 2014 at 4:30pm. Those considering applying are strongly encouraged to do so, as proceeds from the 2014 Mayor’s Lunch for Arts Champions will go towards projects active on InvestYYC.com on February 20, 2014.

Learn more at CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/InvestYYC.

2014 Operating Grant Program Announcement

Calgary Arts Development's Operating Grant Program invests annually in Calgary-based, non-profit organizations driven by an arts mandate, with priority given to organizations that demonstrate high artistic and public impact while maintaining sound operations. The goal of the Operating Grant Program is to ensure that Calgary arts organizations have the opportunity to flourish in an environment with a stable base of resources. Organizations may allocate these funds to any areas of their overall budgets.

Applications for the 2014 Operating Grant Program will be available on January 6, 2014 at CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Operating_Grant. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014 at 4:30pm.

New applicants (not including recipients of the 2012 New Client Induction Grant) will be required to submit an online eligibility form and fulfill the eligibility requirements of the program. All applicants, including organizations that received an Operating Grant in 2013 through the Professional, Community and Festival streams, will have the opportunity to compete through an arm's length peer assessment process for new funding available to the Program for 2014.

The assessment committee, comprised of artistic peers and community members, will consider an applicant organization’s plans for the year in which they are applying as well as their achievements in the previous year. Program criteria will be assessed within the context of the organization’s mission, vision and mandate. All applicants will be subject to the Fair Notice Policy.

The Large stream of the 2014 Operating Grant is closed to new applicants. Applications will be reviewed according to the Program criteria.

Guidelines, a sample application and full program details are available at CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Operating_Grant.

Call for Assessors: Operating Grant Program 2014

Calgary Arts Development is seeking applications and nominations of arts sector peers and community members to serve as volunteer assessors for the 2014 Operating Grant Program.

About the Operating Grant Program
Calgary Arts Development's Operating Grant Program invests annually in Calgary-based, non-profit organizations driven by an arts mandate, with priority given to organizations that demonstrate high artistic and public impact while maintaining sound operations. The goal of the Operating Grant Program is to ensure that Calgary arts organizations have the opportunity to flourish in an environment with a stable base of resources. Organizations may allocate these funds to any area of their overall budget.

How to Apply or Make a Nomination
To apply to participate as an assessor, or to nominate an arts sector peer or community member who is knowledgeable about the arts sector, please complete a nomination form. Strong candidates will bring sector expertise, professional experience and an interest in participating in an integrated arts investment. They will be keen to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the value of arts and culture in our lives and in our city. Calgary Arts Development will be recruiting 25 assessors for five specific streams of the Operating Grant Program.

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Arts Space Open House: December 9, 2013

Calgary Arts Development is continuing its work of connecting arts organizations with suitable arts space by communicating opportunities for viewing spaces that are available to lease, purchase, rent or share. Open houses are drop-in with no RSVP required.

The next open house is:

Monday, December 9, 2013, 11:30am - 12:30pm 


415 Monument Place SE



For lease: 4,220 SF of office space with I-G (Light Industrial) zoning.

The space is divided into individual offices/studios with shared finished kitchen. Walking distance from Franklin LRT. For more information including lease rates, please download the attached brochure.

If you would like to host a future open house, please contact Joni Carroll at 403 264-5530 x 108 or joni.carroll@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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