We have three deadlines for grant applications each year. The deadlines for 2022 are: 

Friday, February 18th 

Friday, May 6th 

Friday, October 7th 




Through our Granting Program, the Rozsa Foundation supports Alberta-based arts organizations 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 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.


The Rozsa Foundation acknowledges that for some equity-seeking organizations, systemic barriers to equity exist when it comes to the grant application process, including the reliance on the written word. If this is the case for your organization, we invite you to call or email Executive Director Simon Mallett at 403-889-0760 or simon@rozsafoundation.org to discuss your application, so that we may seek ways to provide additional supports or provide other application options to your organization.


Grants are awarded through one of five streams, each of which supports different types of initiatives and levels of funding:







We fund a wide range of performing, literary, visual and media arts organizations as well as festivals. The focus of our investment is 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 Capstone 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).

  • Equity-deserving organizations that are not charities may be able to apply for funding in partnership with a registered charity through an agency agreement. Please call or email Executive Director Simon Mallett at 403-889-0760 or  simon@rozsafoundation.org  to discuss this option further.

  • 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. RAMP Capstone Project Grants 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.



The Foundation does not fund ongoing administrative salaries (except under the IBPOC Residency stream), ongoing administrative costs, deficit financing, debt repayment or capital campaigns. Normal programming activities are not eligible, but new programs or significant expansions are eligible if they can advance the organization in a meaningful way, and it is our understanding that new activities may require additional administrative capacity, which is an eligible expense.

We do not provide operating or undesignated funding, nor do we fund retroactively. If you are incurring costs before our assessment meeting, the expenses may be ineligible.



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 or to apply for any of the Rozsa Foundation's grant streams, please call or email Executive Director Simon Mallett at 403-889-0760  or simon@rozsafoundation.org


All applications are made online by clicking the "Apply" button at the bottom of each granting stream page. You will require a registration code, which you can receive by emailing simon@rozsafoundation.org or ayla@rozsafoundation.org.


Applications are made through the web portal reached once you have submitted the registration code. If you would like to work on a hard copy before submitting your application, you can download a FILLABLE WORD DOCUMENT version of our grant application form. Please do NOT submit this form for your grant application! All applications must be made via the online form in the web portal.


All project budgets submitted must use the ROZSA FOUNDATION GRANTING PROGRAM BUDGET TEMPLATE and complete the “Budget” column of the template.

Online applications will receive a prompt reply to acknowledge receipt, and we will contact you to request clarification or additional information if necessary. If you do not have some of the required documents, please contact us to discuss how to apply.