Category Archives: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Red Deer | Call For Submissions :: Two Public Art Projects

Conceptual rendering of Capstone at Riverlands District Public PlazaCITY OF RED DEER
Great Chief Park Public Art Project, Capstone at Riverlands District Public Art Project

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 4:00:59pm (MST)

The Red Deer Public Art Program integrates outstanding works of art into public spaces and facilities throughout the city that reflect our community’s distinct culture and character.  Through the acquisition of artworks for public display, The City provides an engaging and dynamic urban environment and creates a cultural legacy for the future. The City invites artists to participate in two new public art competitions. The purpose of this pre-qualification is to select up to three initial artistic concepts for each project and invite the winning submissions to a Phase II competition. In the Phase II competition artists will further develop their proposals and present their projects to the City of Red Deer’s Public Art Commission. Artist’s will receive a stipend of $2500 for materials and travel incurred for their participation in the Phase II competition.


Alberta Geometry : Open Provincial Call

The Alberta Society of Artists invites all visual artists in Alberta (must be 18 years of age or older) to submit to the exhibition, Geometry.

We know that line, shape, form, pattern, symmetry, scale, and proportion are the building blocks of both art and math. Geometry offers the most obvious connection between the two disciplines. Our theme challenges the artist to explore the parallels in their own work between geometry and art.

March 4 – April 16 2018
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium  Edmonton, AB

September 2018
Central Library  Calgary, AB

October 2019
Western GM Art Gallery  Drumheller, AB

November 22 – December 23, 2019
Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery  Frank, AB

Deadline for Submissions: December 1, 2017 

Click here to download the full prospectus

Click here to apply online

Ottawa | Call to Artists: OAG Expansion & Arts Court Redevelopment Project

Rendering of OAG Expansion & Arts Court Redevelopment ProjectDeadline: Tuesday November 14, 2017, 4:00 p.m. EST

Budget: $385,000.00 in Canadian Dollars + HST

Information: Melissa Black, Public Art Officer  1-613-244-4261

The City of Ottawa invites artists or artist teams to submit qualifications for consideration to design, fabricate and install a permanent site-specific artwork for the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Expansion and Arts Court Redevelopment Project. This two-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.

For complete information, read the full call.

Edmonton | Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital – Call For Artists

Alberta Health Services - Arts in Rehab Glenrose logoDeadline: October 31st, 2017


The Arts in Rehab Council is currently inviting submissions for art displays for the 2018 year for two gallery walls (Blue Curve and Mezzanine Galleries), a glass display case area (Art on the Inside Gallery) and a treatment area (Inspire Gallery).  Please see Gallery Description and Guidelines for more details.


Alberta | Call for Submissions: 2018 Exposure Photography Festival

Exposure Alberta's Photography Festival logo

We are very excited to be getting ready for the 2018 Exposure Photography Festival! We have some big things in the works, and can’t wait to begin revealing them to you in the next few months.

Interested in taking part? Our Call for Submissions has just been released, and there are several ways for you to be involved! Click on the links below to see the submission guidelines for each call.

Juried exhibition deadlines: October 15th, 2017
Emerging Photographers Showcase
Open Call

Exhibition and events deadlines: November 1, 2017
Exhibition Listings
Event Listings

For all inquiries, please email

Edmonton | Call for Applications : Borealis Gallery

Legislative Assembly of AlbertaThe Spanish Flu in Alberta

In 1918, a mysterious illness swept the globe. It struck erratically and swiftly, seeming to target otherwise healthy young adults. Its victims could be well in the morning and dead by nightfall. The Spanish Flu, as the pandemic came to be known, was indiscriminate and it was ruthless: estimates place the worldwide mortality rate between 20 and 100 million people. Roughly one in six Canadians perished. More than 4,000 Albertans, almost 10% of the province’s population, died within four months. What happened? And what did it mean for the young province of Alberta?

100 years later, the Borealis Gallery at the Legislative Assembly Office is curating an exhibition to examine the realities, conditions, and legacies of the Spanish Flu in Alberta. Opening in Edmonton October 2018, the exhibition will explore how individuals, communities, and the province were affected by this international pandemic.

We are interested in past work, current work, and in artwork created specifically to align with the themes of this exhibition. As part of our commitment to encourage and foster a vibrant Alberta arts scene, exhibiting artists will be compensated for their contributions. We use CARFAC schedules as a guide when determining compensation rates.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017, 4:00 pm MST

>> Click here for more information…

Lethbridge | City of Lethbridge Public Art Call—UPDATE

City of Lethbridge logoPublic Art Small Project | Lethbridge Sports Council – Reposting

The City of Lethbridge Art Committee, on behalf of the Lethbridge Sport Council, is seeking an artist to design and fabricate a mural (on panel) or bas relief sculpture (maximum 3” depth) to be installed in the entrance stairwell of the Lethbridge Sport Council offices located on the second floor of the Nicholas Sheran Leisure Ice Centre Ice (401 Laval Blvd W.).

The intent of the project is to provide a permanent piece of public art that celebrates community sports while creating a more welcoming, appealing and professional entrance to the Lethbridge Sport Council office and the Arena Concourse. The City of Lethbridge will be responsible for the installation of the artwork.

This is a reposting of an earlier call. The revised call includes a significant increase in the project budget. Further information is available at:

Alberta | 2019 Calgary Stampede Poster Competition

Albertan youth, age 15-24, are invited to submit their best 2D works of art with the hope of being selected as a finalist to create their vision for the iconic 2019 Calgary Stampede poster and take home the first place $10,000 scholarship.

Deadline to apply: October 27, 2017.

Visit the Calgary Stampede Website for more information.

Calgary | Call for Visual Arts Submissions: Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery

Pumphouse Theatre logo

Submissions are now open for
PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art
September 7th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing in Treaty 6 & 7 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta (Treaty 6 & 7 lands) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • PTS Art Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 3th-5th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017


Art From The Heart

Art from the Heart logoAs you know, the residents of Fort McMurray are in the process of rebuilding not only homes but also their lives in general.

The earlier response to a previous letter was lovely as many of you want to donate a piece of original art work to the families of Ft. Mac. We know the value of original art exceeds the price. The true value is the energy it brings to home and we know this will aid in their rebuilding and healing.

Fort MacMurry’s Health Care Centres are reporting that most of the residents are dealing with some level of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from deep depression to headachesand anxiety. This is true for the children as well as the adults. We have seen the benefits of the Arts involvement in rebuilding communities and as visual artist we would like to do our part. Our goal is to provide a piece of original art for the residents who wish to partake in this.

This is the basis for how it will work: