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Festivals and Events Subsidy Program

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The City of Calgary is committed to supporting festivals and events in the vital and essential role they play in enhancing quality of life and creating complete communities.

Calgary's festivals and events community had tremendous success in 2016, supporting 135 events with subsidies. These events play an important role in the city’s exceptional growth as an active, vibrant and creative city.

2017 FESP

  • All applications will be reviewed by the Event Advisory Committee to determine eligibility for subsidy. Events will receive a percentage of their city service costs covered by subsidy as determined by their subsidy application score.

2017 Subsidy Application


We will be accepting 2017 Festival and Event Subsidy submissions from October 1st to October 31st.

For more information on the Festivals and Events Subsidy program, read the 2017 Festival and Event Subsidy Application Guidelines.

More information

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