The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF) has a long and distinguished history in the Calgary Arts community. In partnership with the City of Calgary, CAAF’s vision is to promote Calgary as a leading visual arts centre.
Our mission is to promote the visual arts throughout Alberta – most directly in Calgary. We do this though the direct support of artists and the creation and promotion of exhibitions and events which give the general public access to the work of these artists.
CAAF is a not-for-profit organization which has maintained a strong voice for the promotion of Arts and Culture in Alberta for many decades. CAAF was, for many years, responsible for the stewardship of the Civic Art Collection, the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and advising the City on matters related to the visual arts. (Civic Art Policy approved by City Council, June 10, 1996)
For many years, CAAF has purchased works from local artists and donated these to the Civic Art Collection and this practice continues today. CAAF also continues to maintain an artist residency program designed to assist emerging visual artists in advancing their careers and obtaining exhibition opportunities.