If you have not already done so, please begin by visiting the main Grants page to learn about

deadlines, eligibility, and the application process for the Rozsa Foundation Granting Program.


Friday, February 18th; Friday, May 6th; Friday, October 7th



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 and management processes or programming initiatives that unlock significant new capacity and potential for the organization. 




Up to $20,000




  • Aspiration Grants support a range of key administrative & management processes, including:

    • Strategic and succession planning

    • Business model examinations & business continuity plans, ​​including explorations of possible mergers or suspensions

    • Equity and anti-racism training and work

    • Governance review

    • Financial systems upgrades

    • Human resource systems

    • Development of marketing plans

    • Fund development assistance

    • Technical resources

  • When applying for funding to support the above processes, it is important to articulate the significant impact the work will have for the organization by being undertaken at this time.

  • 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. 

  • When applying for funding to support programming initiatives, it is important to articulate 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:


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

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

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

  4. 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 403-889-0760 or


Learn more about organization eligibility on our main Rozsa Foundation Grants page.



Click on the button below to start your application. You will require an access code, which you can receive by emailing or or 

If you would like to work in a hard copy of the application as you prepare your submission, please download the Grant Application Template below. Please do NOT submit this form as your grant application. All applications must be made via the online form. 

All project budgets submitted must use the Rozsa Foundation Granting Program Budget Template (at the button below). Please complete the “Budget” column of the template.