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Edmonton | Call to Canadian Artists :: Milner Library Public Art Project (RFQ)

edmonton arts council An INFORMATION SESSION will be held: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kinross Room – 2nd Floor, Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 108 avenue (see map for access)

RSVP is required by Monday, August 14, 2017 – the event will be cancelled with low response, please email Robert Harpin or phone 780-424-2787 ext. 231

The Milner Library public art competition, open to professional artists 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, on behalf of the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library, is seeking a Canadian artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed on the interior atrium wall of the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Artwork mediums can include, but are not limited to, murals, bas relief, sculpture, and mosaic. Artworks can use a portion of, or the entire wall of the atrium.

Budget: $280,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm MST on Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Installation: Spring 2020

For more information, please contact Robert Harpin, Pubic Art Officer by email or call 780-424-2787 ext 231. Download the full call (pdf)

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists. 

For more information, contact the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 424–2787 or e-mail.

Lethbridge | City of Lethbridge Public Art Call

City of Lethbridge logoThe City of Lethbridge is inviting artists to participate in two three-stage public art calls. Selected artist(s) will receive a commission to design, fabricate and install significant public art works for a new civic leisure centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.

The competition is open to qualified professional visual artists as defined by the Canada Council for the Arts (http://canadacouncil.ca). This professional context excludes the school environment, and so a student attending college or in an undergraduate degree program at a university may not enter this competition. Artists are able to submit proposals for one or both of the Requests for Proposals.

The public art calls will be available commencing July 26, 2017.

Interested artists are invited to view complete RFP details, present all inquires and submit proposals at:

https://lethbridge.bidsandtenders.ca/Module/Tenders/en/Home/BidsHomepage

Calgary | New Publications from Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Arts Development logoCalgary Arts Development recently released a series of publications including our 2016 Accountability Report, and Building on our Momentum, a report about Arts and Culture Infrastructure in Calgary.

Building on our Momentum: Arts and Culture Infrastructure
Building on our Momentum: Arts and Culture Infrastructure provides an analysis of current cultural infrastructure needs and preferences, growth over the past 10 years, and identifies gaps in the cultural infrastructure ecosystem.

The report includes key findings as well as four recommendations and features an interactive map that visualizes arts spaces, demographics, and other data. Read the Report

2016 Accountability Report
As the city’s designated arts development authority, Calgary Arts Development supports and strengthens the arts to benefit all Calgarians.

We believe that all art is powerful and meaningful, and we are thrilled to offer the energy, skills and passion of our team to support the many ways that arts and artists improve lives and contribute to building a great city. Read our 2016 Accountability Report

How do arts help build a city?
Large-scale and small, traditional and cutting-edge, amateur and professional, once-in-a-lifetime and part of daily life—all of these aspects combine into a vital arts ecosystem that helps a city thrive.

Arts in Action YYC provides a snapshot of how Calgarians are currently engaging with arts, as well as representative stories. Learn More & Share

Edmonton | In Dreams Awake : Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC Project Space

In Dreams Awake posterThe exhibition In Dreams Awake features art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Inspired by the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, this eclectic exhibition examines the ‘earthly garden’ as investigated by artists in Alberta and explores the influence of the past on contemporary artistic expression.  

June 8 – August 19
Reception June 22, 7 – 9pm

Gallery Hours: Wed–Fri 10am–4pm & Sat 12–4pm
Closed July 1 & August 5

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC
3rd Floor, 10215 – 112 St. Edmonton, AB
780.421.1731 | carfac@visualartsalberta.com

Alberta | Three Callls for Submissions

Don’t miss out on applying to these great exhibition opportunities from The Alberta Society of Artists:

#BestYEG_Artists
Water 
Diaspora


#BestYEG_Artists
Due to the great success of last years exhibition, #BestYEG_Artists is back for 2017.
Associates, Students & Non-Members from the City of Edmonton and within a 60km radius are eligible to apply. Current ASA Juried members are not eligible to apply.
Deadline Soon:  Friday, May 19, 2017 
Submission Fee: FREE | Click here to access the prospectus and apply online.

Water
Open to all visual artists in Alberta | November 1 – 30th, 2017
Calgary Central Library, 616 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta
Deadline for Submissions: September 3, 2017
Click here to access the prospectus and/or apply online

Diaspora
Open to all visual artists in Alberta | November 5 ? 30, 2017
Fish Creek Library, 11161 Bonaventure Dr SE, Calgary
Deadline for Submissions: September 3, 2017
Click here to access the prospectus and/or apply online

Edmonton | Edmonton Art Studio Space Prospectus and Survey

PACE logoArts Space Opportunity – Opportunity to rent space for Artist Studios, Writing Studio, Non-Profit Arts Office Space

An Edmonton property owner with enthusiasm for the Arts has a downtown location with over 5,000 square feet of undeveloped space available as potential studio and office space, with an option for another 2,500 square feet if there’s enough demand. The space is centrally located in the lower level of a building immediately to the north of Latitude 53 Gallery on 106th street at 103rd Avenue.

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Economic Benefits of Culture – Arts Research Monitor Vol 14 no 4

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Hill Strategies Research Inc. provides us with an interesting overview of the economic impact of the arts through this special edition of their Arts Research Monitor publication.

View the online overview or download the publication (PDF).