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Honouring the Children Grant

On June 2, 2021, Calgary Arts Development made a statement announcing that we have designated up to $75,000 of our ArtShare Program funds to support artistic projects in memory of the 215 children found at Kamloops Indian Residential School.

Our commitment at Calgary Arts Development is to build good relations with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) based on mutual respect, to listen deeply, and to dedicate intentional funding for FNMI art and artists. It is all of our responsibility to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action and to work to reverse systemic racism against Indigenous people amidst the ongoing devastation and trauma of these discoveries.

Applications to this program are ongoing, and there is no deadline to apply. The application process, requirements, and funding decision will be developed through conversation between program staff and applicants.

If you are an Indigenous artist or Indigenous-led arts organization based in Treaty 7 territory and would like to apply for these funds, please contact Sable Sweetgrass at to discuss your project.