Revv52's Inside the Wall of Sound. Photo: Doug Wong, courtesy Revv52
A group of children laugh along during a performance. Photo: Kelly Hofer, courtesy of Calgary International Children’s Festival
Inside written and directed by Daniel MacIvor. Photo: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo, courtesy of the University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts
Chris Millar's 370H55V on display at Glenbow. Photo: Kelly Hofer, courtesy Tourism Calgary
Artstrek 2014 Exploration III. Photo: Sui-Fan Wong, courtesy Theatre Alberta

Living a Creative Life

lclLiving a Creative Life is an arts development strategy for Calgary, by Calgarians. Learn more about the strategy and how you can get involved.

Arts in Action YYC

Our online report, Arts in Action YYC, captures stories and data about how arts build a city. Read and share at

Chamber Initiative

Artists in the Workplace connects businesses who have extra room with artists seeking space to work.
Learn more.

Mayor's Lunch: Tickets Now On Sale

Mayor Naheed Nenshi invites you to the Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
​Palomino Room, BMO Centre (20 Roundup Way SE)

The Mayor's Lunch for Arts Champions is our chance to expand the circle of Arts Champions and celebrate leaders like you who make our arts community thrive. Recognize the achievements of award-winning Calgary artists, be inspired by rich conversation and build momentum for the future.

The power of the arts to transform a city is playing out in front of our eyes. Don't miss your chance to be a part of it!

Artists in the Workplace: Available Spaces

Calgary Arts Development invites artists/arts organizations to submit Expression of Interest proposals regarding a number of available spaces as part of the Artists in the Workplace initiative.

Click on the links above to see if one of these opportunities is right for you/your arts organization.

Deadline: Expressions of Interest will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

Learn more about Artists in the Workplace

CCVO: 2016 Alberta Nonprofit Survey

Calgary Arts Development is pleased to share the following message on behalf of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

The 2016 Alberta Nonprofit Survey is now open!

The survey is your opportunity to speak up about your nonprofit organization's financial, operational and programmatic circumstances. This year's survey also looks to gather information about effects of the economic downturn and the minimum wage increase on Alberta's nonprofits and charities.

Your participation in the survey will help gauge the health of the sector by providing valuable insight into the experiences and challenges the sector is facing. Together we are a stronger voice.

The survey closes at 5:00pm on February 19, 2016 and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. 

Push Play on Calgary’s Year of Music

Calgary’s music scene hits a high note this year as the city hosts JUNO Week and the JUNO Awards (March 28 – April 3, 2016), and opens Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Calgary Arts Development has joined forces with Tourism Calgary and a number of other partners to amplify Calgary’s annual slate of major music events and vibrant music scene. 

During the launch of One Yellow Rabbit's 30th Anniversary High Performance Rodeo, Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaimed the official start to the Year of Music in Calgary, kicking off a remarkable year to come.

Assessor Nomination: 2016 Granting Programs

Calgary Arts Development is seeking artists, arts workers and community members to serve as assessors for our 2016 granting programs.

You may nominate yourself or another individual. By completing the form below, you are certifying that the nominee is aware of his or her nomination and has agreed to be contacted by Calgary Arts Development.

Levels of commitment vary from program to program. Assessors will be expected to consider applications, meet with peers and Calgary Arts Development staff, and contribute to thoughtful conversations around the arts.

Questions regarding the assessment process can be directed to or 403.476.2031.

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