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Festivals and Events Subsidy Program

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Festival and events enhance our communities and the lives of our citizens. This year, we supported 150 events. These events play an important role in Calgary's growth as an active, vibrant and creative city.


All applications are reviewed by the Event Advisory Committee and our festival and events team. They determine eligibility for subsidy. Events will receive a percentage of their City service costs covered by subsidy as determined by their application score.

Subsidy application

Applications for the 2019 Subsidy program are now open. Please complete the 2019 Festival and Event Subsidy Application Form. The City is accepting applications starting on Oct. 1, 2018. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. MST. Late applications will not be considered.

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

More information

For more information on event planning, visit planning festivals and events.

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