The Rozsa Foundation supports Alberta-based arts charities to undertake initiatives that harness the power of exploration, experimentation, and innovation to move their organizations forward. The Rozsa Foundation offers grants to support planning, capacity building & leadership, internal development, organizational experimentation, and implementation of bold, forward-looking approaches to addressing current & future challenges.
Preference may be given to proposals that are geared toward equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives, those that harness the power of art for social change (especially in partnership with other, non-arts based organizations), those that promote inter-organizational collaboration, and those that can use a Rozsa Foundation grant to leverage additional funding or other resources, as reflected in the project budget.
Grants are awarded through one of five streams, each of which supports different types of initiatives and levels of funding:
- Aspiration Grants
- Experimentation Grants
- Transformation Grants
- IBPOC Arts Leaders Residency
- Action Learning Plan Grants
We fund a wide range of performing, literary, visual and media arts organizations as well as festivals. The focus of our investment is in Calgary and the surrounding area, as well as to provincial organizations whose initiatives will directly benefit the Calgary arts sector.
We accept grant applications throughout the year and typically make decisions three times annually, except for Action Learning Plan Grants, which are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Organizations are only eligible to submit one grant application per deadline.
The following requirements apply to all Rozsa Foundation granting streams:
- You must be a charity with a valid CRA charitable business number (9 digits, 2 letters, 4 digits).
- You must be an arts-focused organization or be applying for support in engaging the arts to further your mission.
- The focus of our investment is in Calgary and the surrounding area (including Rocky View County, MD Foothills, Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, and Rosebud) as well as to provincial organizations whose initiatives will directly benefit the Calgary arts sector. Action Learning Projects are eligible regardless of where in Alberta the organization is based.
- Organizations located outside of these areas may still be eligible but should contact us prior to beginning the application.