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Edmonton | CALL TO CANADIAN ARTISTS (RFQ) :: Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC)

edmonton arts councilRFQ :: Co-located Dispatch & Emergency Operations Centre

The Co-Located Dispatch and Emergency Operations Centre (CD-EOC) public art competition, open to professional artists or artist teams residing in Canada, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking a professional artist or artist team to work creatively with the CD-EOC building team to explore the building scrim material as an art medium.

Artists will have the opportunity to work with the material across the whole scale of the building. The successful artist will be engaged through an interview process, and will work alongside the design team to prepare concepts prior to tender documents being completed in June 2017. The successful artist will explore the possibilities of the scrim material both conceptually and imaginatively.

Pre-exisitng images or straightforward graphic design will not be accepted.

Budget: $250,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Friday, March 03, 2017
Installation: Summer 2019

For more information, email Robert Harpin, Public Art Officer, or call (780) 424-2787 ext. 231

Click to download the Call

Edmonton | Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Alberta Craft Council


  • Based in Edmonton Alberta, with some time spent in Calgary, and smaller centres
  • Salary from $65,000, commensurate with experience
  • Competition deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Start date: May 1, 2017

Send applications to:
ED Search, Alberta Craft Council, 10185 106 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada, T5J 1H4 or

The Alberta Craft Council (ACC) is a Provincial Arts Service Organization and the largest Provincial Craft Council in western Canada. ACC operates Edmonton’s second largest public gallery, and Alberta’s only public galleries (and touring exhibitions) dedicated to fine craft. ACC is about to open a Calgary gallery location.

Competition deadline: March 15, 2017

Read the full job posting.

Calgary | Calling all Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts! EAR Fundraiser

Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts Ball

Calling all Sad Bastards and Lonely Hearts!

Heartbroken? Weary? Just perpetually bummed? Come commiserate with EAR!

Whether you are looking for an antidote to the treacle of Valentine’s Day, or you are just needing an excuse to leave your sorry little basement apartment – WE WANT YOU!

Sad Bastards & Lonely Hearts Ball – Saturday Feb 25  


Salt Spring Island | Artist in Residence AiR program 2017

Salt Spring Island Artist in Residence AiR program. ‘Come, share the experience’ 

The Salt Spring Arts Council (SSAC) and the Artist in Residence steering committee are pleased to announce the second year of the Artist in Residence (AiR) Program on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The Artist in Residence (AiR) Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in the vibrant arts environment of Salt Spring Island. The program is open to all professionals working in the arts, in any genre or medium, at any stage of their careers. AiR encourages applications from artists of diverse cultural and regional backgrounds. The intent is to provide the time and space for creativity and productivity and to introduce visiting artists to Salt Spring Island and its arts community.

Residencies will be awarded based on available facilities, potential links to the Salt Spring community, collaborative opportunities and artistic merit. Applications for the AiR program can be submitted on or before April 15, 2017 for tenure between October 2017 and April 2018.


Winnipeg | PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES: Southwest Rapid Transit Project

Winnipeg Arts Council

National Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Seven Opportunities
Budgets: Variable (see individual opportunities in Call)
Sites: Seven locations along the new Southwest Rapid Transitway in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty 1 territory.

The Southwest Rapid Transitway being built in the Fort Garry region of Winnipeg will integrate public artwork as part of the expansion. This includes applied work on overpasses, freestanding sculptural work at community gateways, and station details. The Winnipeg Arts Council invites professional artists residing in Canada to apply to these seven public art calls for the Parker, McGillivray, Clarence, Chevrier, Plaza, Chancellor, and Markham sections of the development.

Interested artists must submit a complete application package to be considered. Artists are welcome to apply for as many of the opportunities as they like, but separate Expressions of Interest must be submitted for each project.

Please visit our website for more details.

Winnipeg Arts Council 103—110 Princess Street Winnipeg MB, R3B 1K7
T: 204.943.7668 F: 204.942.8669 E:
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St. Albert | Request for Artists Qualifications: Lyle & Marie McCann Legacy Project

Expression of Interest/Prequalification EOI/PQ17- 0001
Request for Artists Qualifications,
Lyle & Marie McCann Legacy Project

Art in Public Places, City of St. Albert
Date Issued:  January 26, 2017

Due Date: 2:00:00 p.m. MST, March 2, 2017


City of St. Albert logoThe City of St. Albert (the “City”) is pleased to announce a competition for one three-dimensional artwork to be placed in the garden entrance of Grandin Pond (the “Legacy Artwork”). The Legacy Artwork will take into consideration the purpose of the donation, which is to celebrate Lyle and Marie McCann, their love for each other, St. Albert, nature and their family.

The primary goal of the commission is to create a sculptural artwork that will celebrate the lives of Lyle and Marie McCann. The Legacy Artwork will be created within the context, and recognition of their legacy.


Hill Strategies Arts Research Monitor January 2017

Arts Research Monitor  Recherches sur les arts
Vol. 15 No 8  January 2017 © Hill Strategies Research Inc., 2017          ISSN 1708-170X

Arts indicators / Well-being

In this issue: Four reports that attempt to examine the overall health of the arts and culture in different countries, including culture-specific indicators from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and broad arts indexes from the U.S. and England.

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The Arts Research Monitor is funded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Strathcona County | Art Society of Strathcona County :: Workshops Winter 2017

Art Society of Strathcona CountyPaint Along DVD
Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar. 21. Apr. 4 – 10-2pm Cost $5..00

DVD Social “Making Money with Your Art” – Robert & Kate Burridge
Sat. Feb. 4, 1-3:30 Cost $10

Feb. 25/26 10-4 Cost $125


Wood Buffalo | Call for Mentor :: 2017 Wood Buffalo Artist in Residency (AIR) program

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking an artist mentor for this year’s Artist in Residency (AIR) program.

Starting June 1, the artist mentor will guide up to eight emerging artists over a 10-week mentorship program within a dedicated studio space.  (Program Duration: June 1 – August 24, 2017).  The artist mentor is required to:

  • develop a syllabus and class schedule focused on professional development
  • curate a final exhibition with a clear theme that includes artwork created by the eight emerging artists
  • complete one or more original artworks to include in the final exhibition
  • together with a mentee, lead six workshops in various communities within the RMWB to participants of all age groups and skill levels
  • occupy studio space for a minimum of 35 hours per week
  • when possible, introduce emerging artists to new media and/or new techniques

Applications for the artist mentor must be received by 4 p.m. MST on Feb. 17.


Edmonton | Calls to Artists :: Valley Line LRT Stops – Art Glass RFQ (4 Calls)

  • This contains four art glass public art calls for the Valley Line LRT.
  • Artists may apply for one or multiple calls, and should provide a distinct submission package for each call in separate emails.
  • Submit Visual Documentation only once if it is exactly the same for each submission, and indicate so in your email.

There will be an Information Session for all 4 Calls on Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, Lestock Lounge,
Rm 218B 10440 108 Avenue from 5:00 – 6:15pm
EAC & City project personnel will provide detailed information about the call
The event will be cancelled without sufficient RSVPs – please register before January 30, 2017 with Chelsea Boida

Deadline for Submissions for all:  4:30 pm on Monday, February 27, 2017