- Posted July 10th, 2012
Last fall, City Council responded to Calgary Arts Development’s (CADA’s) request to address unprecedented demand from new clients representing diverse and emerging organizations through an increase to CADA’s annual base funding.
As a result, the New Client Induction Grant Program was developed for 2012 to invest in arts organizations that are eligible but not currently funded through CADA’s Operating Grant Program.
$175,000 has now been awarded to 36 organizations through the New Client Induction Grant Program. The Program was open to all eligible arts organizations not currently funded by CADA, with priority given to diverse and emerging organizations.
Applications for the New Client Induction Grant were assessed based on the alignment of each organization's mission, vision and mandate to the program criteria. An arms-length independent assessment panel comprised of artistic peers and community members considered each applicant organization's current annual plan and their achievements during the previous year.
“The diversity and strength of Calgary’s arts sector was evident in the wide variety of groups we were able to fund,” says Patti Pon, Acting President & CEO and Director, Resource Development. “We were very excited to be able to fund the submissions at a meaningful level for each organization.”
This dedicated program for new clients enables CADA to invest in organizations that often represent the next generation of artistic practice. The program also serves as a knowledge-building exercise, enhancing CADA’s ability to measure and communicate the impact of the arts on the long-term success of Calgary.
A full list of organizations can be found at CalgaryArtsDevelopment.com/Induction_Grant.
For more information on the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403.476.2031.
- Posted June 29th, 2012
September 28 - 30, 2012
King Edward School, 1720 30th Ave. SW
Please save the date for a unique open house at the historic King Edward School from September 28 - 30, 2012. This 3-day interactive event will celebrate both the legacy and future of this sandstone building as a platform for connecting people, place and ideas. Collaborators for the weekend include Doors Open YYC, PechaKucha Night Calgary and We Should Know Each Other, with programming that includes a photography competition exhibition and family-friendly opportunities to suit diverse interests.
The King Edward School Arts Hub and Incubator is the first project of cSPACE, a non-profit real estate enterprise dedicated to developing a network of multi-disciplinary creative workspaces across the city. With a mission to connect people, place and ideas to ignite creativity, community, collaboration and change, cSPACE is excited to invite the community inside the 100-year-old King Edward School before the redevelopment process begins.
For more information, visit cSPACEProjects.com.
- Posted May 31st, 2012
Effective June 1, Dr. Terry Rock, President & CEO of Calgary Arts Development since its founding in early 2005, will be taking a 3-month sabbatical. Terry's sabbatical will include a research program and report focused on innovations in how the arts and cities support each other. A portion of the research will occur during a residency at the Banff Centre. In the interim, Patti Pon will be the acting President & CEO. You can reach Patti throughout the summer at email@example.com or (403) 264-5330 ext. 103.
- Posted May 28th, 2012
- Posted May 25th, 2012
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to release its 2011 Accountability Report. The report highlights our key achievements and activities in 2011 and provides details on each of the organizations supported by CADA in 2011 as well as community investment programs, art space initiatives, awareness programs and governance.