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Festivals and Events Subsidy Program

2022 Festival and Event Subsidy Applications will be accepted from October 1 – 31 11:59 p.m. MST , 2021.

2022 Subsidy Applications

We understand that it continues to be difficult to plan events, as we do not know what City or provincial guidelines and regulations will be in the coming months or next year. Please plan for the best-case scenario to ensure maximum subsidy coverage to accommodate a full-scale version of your event.

Unlike last year, we are not ‘rolling over’ any applications from 2021 into 2022. All events will need to submit new applications for FESP 2022. The new FESP 2022 application form will be available here, starting October 1, 2021. 

Eligibility for subsidy is determined by our City Events Team with final funding amounts determined by the Event Advisory Committee and Corporate Event Steering Committee. Complete information is included in the 2022 FESP Guidelines (available October 1, 2021).

Application deadline

The 2022 Festival and Event Subsidy Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. MST on October 31, 2021 .

Application help

For more information, please read the 2022 Festival and Event Subsidy Guidelines (available October 1, 2021), or email eventservices@calgary.ca

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More Information

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

Subscribe to our event services email updates and receive information for organizers of events, festivals, walks and runs in Calgary.

Have more questions? Please contact us at eventservices@calgary.ca.

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