The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF) is a not-for-profit organization which has maintained a strong voice for the promotion of arts and culture for many decades. 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 maintains an artist residency program designed to assist emerging visual artists in advancing their careers and obtaining exhibition opportunities.

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. For many years, CAAF purchased works from local artists and donated these to the Civic Art Collection. 

If you’d like to help and support CAAF, please consider a donation.

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We acknowledge the generous support of Calgary Arts Development, the Province of Alberta through Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and our endowment funds at the Calgary Foundation: the Marion and Jim Nicoll Bequest, Douglass Motter Fund, Wesley Irwin Fund and H.B. Hill Trust.