Arts and Culture microgrant

Arts and Culture microgrant

In support of Calgary’s active and vibrant arts and culture communities, the program encourages citizens and visitors to once again engage in experiences that contribute to our community spirit and wellbeing.

Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting applications for the Arts and Culture Microgrant.

About the microgrant


These grants are a part of a $3.2M investment in the Arts and Culture sector that was approved by Council in November 2021. 

The funds are available for activities from June 7 through December 2022 for community-run projects, local events hosted by not-for-profits and/or small businesses, and local artists. 

Eligible events could receive funding of $500 to $50,000 and must:

  • Be in In support of local and publicly accessible programming.
  • Include community-run projects, new opportunities for local artists, activations in winter months and local events hosted by not-for-profits.
  • Strengthen our local economy and contributes to community spirit and wellbeing.

Eligible Activities


Festival & Events

An event which occurs over more than one day, with support from a broad range of the community.

Innovative activities

A special project which may be one-time such as collaborations or workshops.

Productions or presentation

A production or presentation of any work in any artistic discipline


Learn about the guidelines for your activity.

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