- Posted by Lindsay Bowman on August 20th, 2013
The International Avenue Business Revitalization Zone (INTAVEBRZ) and Calgary Arts Development (CADA) have partnered to provide temporary presentation space, studio space and workshop space for the arts in East Calgary at Art Box on 17E, located at 1807 42nd Street SE.
An information session and tour will take place on Thursday, September 5 from 7:00 - 9:00pm.
Art Box on 17E is an excellent location for rehearsals, visual art studios, festival offices, writers, photographers, graphic designers, film and video artists and interdisciplinary artists. Studios will be available for rent from October 1, 2013 until January 31, 2015 with potential for extension based on building availability and funding. Read more »
- Posted August 14th, 2013
**Please note that applications to the Alberta Arts Rebuild Fund are now closed. Donations to the fund continue to be accepted at AlbertaArtsRebuild.ca.**
The Alberta Arts Rebuild partners are pleased to announce that applications to the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund are now open to both individuals and organizations affected by the 2013 Alberta floods. This program is intended to provide relief funding to cover short- to mid-term needs, namely unrecoverable costs, art restoration costs and unrealized revenues. Please note that this round of funding is not meant to address restoration or repair costs related to venue, residence, office or studio.
The deadline for applications is September 9, 2013, with notifications emailed to applicants on September 23, 2013. No funds will be dispensed until after that date. The funds available likely will not be able to meet all needs, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply for other sources of assistance before submitting an application. Individual applicants are especially encouraged to contact the Canadian Red Cross. For more information on other sources of support visit the Alberta Arts Rebuild Resources page.
Money for the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund has been raised through donations on crowdfunding platform InvestYYC.com, with matching funds generously contributed by Suncor Energy Foundation and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, with additional support from Calgary Arts Development. The need for short- to mid-term relief is immense, so all donations collected through InvestYYC's ongoing fundraising up to September 9, 2013 will be dispensed through this round of funding.
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.
- Posted August 14th, 2013
- Posted July 31st, 2013
- Posted July 18th, 2013
In response to the recent southern Alberta floods, Calgary Arts Development, in partnership with other government and community agencies whose mandates include direct support of artists and arts organizations, recently launched AlbertaArtsRebuild.ca to help coordinate the relief and rebuilding efforts that will be necessary to help Alberta's artists and arts organizations recover from the 2013 floods.
The Alberta Arts Rebuild partners extend our sympathy to everyone who has been affected by the Alberta flooding. We are grateful to our inexhaustible public servants and all Albertans who continue to help their neighbours throughout this crisis.
Albertans have witnessed a tremendous outpouring of offers to assist in recovery efforts. Alberta Arts Rebuild partners will work together as follows:
- Coordinator: We will gather information about the flood's impact on Alberta artists and arts organizations, and can help facilitate connections between those needing help and those wanting to help. We will share the information we gather with other authorities as quickly as possible.
- Information source and guide: We are compiling specific information that may help an impacted artist or arts organization understand the steps they should take, and will assist artists and arts organizations in accessing supports as they become available. We will create lists of artists and arts organizations who are willing to offer their talents to serve general community relief efforts.
- Rebuilding efforts: Partners are working to identify and direct resources as needed to provide relief and rebuilding assistance. On June 28th, we launched the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund on InvestYYC.com with an initial goal to raise $500,000. As of July 18th, 2013, over $147,000 has been raised, including a generous contribution of $50,000 cash and $50,000 matching from Suncor Energy Foundation, to help Alberta artists and arts organizations rebuild their artistic practice and/or stabilize their organization. The process of accessing these funds has not been announced.