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Chat & Chew Monthly Zoom Gatherings
March 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Citizen Artists YYC want to invite you into an initiative that started up in Calgary in June 2020. A number of us see the importance of keeping equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (EDIA) concerns front and centre as we go through so much change everywhere including the arts sector.

Gatherings will be facilitated by the Cultural Instigators (CI)*. Once a month we will gather to collectively discuss topics of EDIA through an anti-racist lens to get grassroots ideas and actions going.

Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:30pm MT
March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, 2021

Collectively Instigating Access to Canada Council for the Arts Funding

Canada Council for the Arts has increased investment of (66 million new funding allocated by the government) in the Research and Creation and Concept to Realization programs—opening the door to new and early career artists. Upcoming grant deadlines are April 8 and October 6, 2021.

On March 23, 2021, we come together to share knowledge and uplift artists who experience barriers to applying for Canada Council grants. Artists’ supporting artists to set up profiles and submit an avalanche of projects from Alberta.

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*Cultural Instigators (CI) is an initiative to support artists involved in building equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in their work to organize and to create artistic projects that build the community’s capacity to confront social issues, through an anti-racist framework. CI is funded by but not led by Calgary Arts Development.

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March 23, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

ON Canada