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This funding program supports arts organizations that seek to improve or implement new key operational and management systems to strengthen administrative and management functions and capacity.


Friday, May 3, 2024

Friday, October 25, 2024

Funding decisions will typically be made within 6-weeks of the application deadline. 


Organizations may request up to $20,000.


A modification of our previous Capacity Development funding program, Arts Management Systems Funding is intended to support the researching, implementation, and upgrading of key operational management systems to increase capacity, effectiveness, and productivity. This might include Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRMs), accounting and financials processes, and other such systems used to manage the business side of arts organizations.


Systems Development Funding can support a range of work including, but not limited to:


  • Financial systems upgrades

    • Streamlining and digitizing accounting processes

  • CRM integrations and upgrades

  • Artistic planning software and departmental collaboration tools

  • Digital infrastructure upgrades

  • Digital asset management systems

  • Website infrastructure upgrades that are not cosmetic in nature

    • Patron management integration

    • Ticketing or Registration integration

    • Member supports, etc

  • Human resource systems


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


  • Organizations must be a charity with a valid CRA charitable business number (9 digits, 2 letters, 4 digits).

  •  You must be an arts-focused organization.

  •  The focus of our investment is in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta, encompassing Calgary and the surrounding area, as well as Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Red Deer, and others

    • We also grant to provincial organizations in Alberta whose initiatives will directly benefit the Calgary arts community.

    • Organizations located outside of these areas may still be eligible but should contact us prior to beginning the application.


Organizations can submit only one application per deadline.



Please review the Arts Management Funding Guidelines (linked above) for more detailed information on this funding program. We encourage interested individuals and organizations to discuss your eligibility and the program with us prior to application. Please email Funding Manager Ayla Stephen.  

All applications must be made via our online form, please click on the button below to start your application. If you would like to work in a hard copy of the application as you prepare your submission, please download the application template linked below. You can then copy and paste your responses from this template into our online form.   

All project budgets submitted must use the Rozsa Foundation funding program budget template linked below. Please complete the “Budget” column of the template. 


We encourage interested organizations to discuss eligibility and proposed projects with us prior to application. Please contact Funding Manager, Ayla Stephen, at  

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