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Centre for Research in the Fine Arts 

The Centre for Research in the Fine Arts (CRFA) fosters innovative research in the visual and performing arts within the Faculty of Arts, awarding small grants in support of creative and scholarly research, whether individual or collaborative, disciplinary or interdisciplinary.

Through its support of such activities as conference organization, concerts, productions, recitals, exhibitions, festivals, archival and field research, refereed conference presentations, and publications, the CRFA aims to promote Faculty of Arts research in Dance, Drama, Music, and Art and Art History at the national and international levels, while also returning research to the local and regional community through collaboration with institutions and organizations in the city and province.

The Centre is funded by the Office of the Vice President (Research) and the Faculty of Arts and by the generosity of private donors. To find out more about becoming a Friend of the CRFA, please contact us using the information below. 

Dr. Jeremy Brown, Director
Centre for Research in the Fine Arts
Faculty of Arts 
University of Calgary

Contact information


  • Dr. Jeremy Brown, Director

CRFA Committee

  • Dr. Laura Hynes, School of Creative and Performing Arts/Music
  • Dr. Melanie Kloetzel, School of Creative and Performing Arts/Dance 
  • Prof. Heather Leier, Department of Art and Art History
  • Prof. Peter Balkwill, School of Creative and Performing Arts/Drama