Aspiration Grants


Rozsa Foundation Aspiration Grants are designed to support arts organizations at key junctures as they look toward an aspirational vision for the future. These grants provide funding for a diverse range of key administrative & management processes & tools or programming initiatives that unlock significant new capacity and potential for the organization. Rozsa Foundation Aspiration Grants are made in amounts up to $15,000.


Strategic and succession planning, governance review, financial systems upgrades, human resource systems, development of marketing plans, fund development assistance and technical resources are among the eligible tools and processes, with the key requirement being the ability to articulate why now is the time to undertake this work, as well as what significant impact the work will have and how the process or tools will move the organization toward their aspirational future.


New programming initiatives that advance your organization’s artistic or presentation practices are also eligible, including programs that involve collaboration between artists, arts companies or other non-profit organizations. The focus here is on where the potential for significant organizational impact lies resulting from the program, whether it is in the development of a stronger business model, the creation of a new revenue stream, a long term beneficial partnership, or in another way.


When applying for an Aspiration Grant, organizations should address the following in the project description:


  • What is the organization’s history with this kind of work and why is this time different?

  • Why is now the right time to be undertaking this work?

  • What are the key benefits this work will bring to the organization, both now and potentially in the future?

  • How does this work fit into the organization’s aspirational vision for the future?


We strongly encourage potential applicants to discuss their proposal with Rozsa Foundation staff prior to application to ensure program fit and maximize the chance of success. For further information on this or any other of the Rozsa Foundation's Granting Streams, please call or email Executive Director Simon Mallett at 403-245-6063 or Click on the button below to start your application. You will require a registration code, which you can receive by emailing


NEW IN 2019: You will be asked to upload a project budget as part of your application. For all grant streams, you must use the Rozsa Foundation Granting Program Budget Template to submit your project grant, completing the BUDGET column of the template with figures as they apply to your grant request.​

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