Information Sessions: Introduction to CSIP and Creating a Capital Project Budget

Is your non-profit organization planning to purchase or build new space in the future or planning a major renovation of your facility? If so, you may want to learn more about creating a capital project budget and participating in the Cultural Space Investment Process (CSIP).

CSIP is a capital project evaluation process established by Calgary Arts Development Authority (CADA) to inform City Council and the municipality of priorities for community-led, cultural infrastructure projects. Formerly the Arts Space Investment Process (ASIP), CSIP has been revised to accommodate facility proposals at an advanced stage of readiness that enable a broad range of arts, culture and heritage activity throughout the city. The deadline for letters of intent is November 1, 2013, and applications are due February 3, 2014.

If you'd like to learn more about CSIP, please join us for an Introduction to CSIP session:
Wednesday, September 18 OR Wednesday, October 2
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Calgary Arts Development Arts Co-Lab, Lower Level, Art Central (100 7th Ave. SW)

If you'd like to learn more about creating a capital project budget -- even if you have no interest in CSIP -- please join us for Creating a Capital Project Budget:
Wednesday, September 25 OR Wednesday, October 9
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Calgary Arts Development Arts Co-Lab, Lower Level, Art Central (100 7th Ave. SW)

Space is limited, so please RSVP to or call 403 264-5330 x 108.

Information Sessions: Alberta Arts Rebuild Fund

Applications to the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund are now open and are due September 9. Are you thinking of applying for relief funds? Do you have questions about what kinds of expenses are eligible or how to apply?

Calgary Arts Development, on behalf of the Alberta Arts Rebuild partners, is pleased to host three free information sessions where you can learn about the program and ask any questions you may have.

Two sessions will take place in the Calgary Arts Development Arts Co-Lab, Lower Level, Art Central (100 7th Ave. SW), the third will take place as a webinar for those who live outside of Calgary or who are unable to attend in person.

Calgary: Friday, August 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Calgary: Monday, August 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Webinar: Tuesday, August 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Click here to access the webinar.

If you are interested in attending any of the three sessions, please RSVP below. For more information on relief efforts or to donate to the fund, please visit

Space Available: Art Box on 17E - Short-Term, Affordable Studio Spaces

artbox17eNeed access to affordable and secure studio or creation space?

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 »

Applications Open: Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund

**Please note that applications to the Alberta Arts Rebuild Fund are now closed. Donations to the fund continue to be accepted at**

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, 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.

Alberta Culture: Alberta Culture Calendar Initiative

Alberta Culture will soon be undertaking a major marketing initiative to expand the reach of the Alberta Culture Calendar and connect Albertans and visitors with arts and cultural events in the province. Calgary Arts Development is encouraging artists and arts organizations to submit their events through this form and take advantage of this opportunity for increased exposure.


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