Tag Archives: Art in Public Places

Calgary | Intersite Visual Arts: Call For Submissions

intersite visual arts festival logoDeadline: October 1st, 2017

Intersite Visual Arts advocates for contemporary art practices through the decentralized presentation of exhibitions, happenings, and performances outside of the traditional gallery setting. By actively engaging unsuspecting audiences in the public sphere, Intersite seeks to create a supportive and receptive climate to foster the development and innovative presentation of contemporary art.

A Calgary-based initiative, Intersite is a collaborative program presented by six local contemporary art centres:  EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, M:ST Performative Art Festival, Stride Gallery, The New Gallery, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, and Untitled Art Society.

Intersite is currently seeking proposals to produce a site-specific project to be presented in April / May / June of 2018. Through this opportunity, the selected artist, collective and/or curator will be commissioned to create and present a project that activates the cultural landscape of Calgary and considers alternative spaces, engages diverse publics, and challenges traditional forms of contemporary art presentation.

The following materials should be included in your application:

  1. Proposal: Describe your project. Provide complete details of your geographic and material requirements, including any special equipment and technical needs (maximum 1 page)
  2. Budget: Provide a detailed budget of expenses including production, artist fees, travel, and accommodation (if applicable) to a maximum of $3,000.00.
  3. Support: Please include up to ten pieces of additional support material, including digital images, videos, text excerpts, or audio clips alongside a corresponding numbered inventory list detailing all necessary descriptive information. We will review up to a maximum of five minutes of time-based work.
  4. Curriculum vitae: Describe your artistic background and include all relevant contact information (maximum 3 pages)

Submissions are only accepted via email. Please format all written materials as a single .pdf document. Images must be labeled with the applicant’s lastname_firstname and numbered chronologically as .jpg files no larger than 1 MB in size. We accept links to video and audio work hosted online. Emailed applications must be submitted in a single .zip folder containing both documents and images.

Send completed submission packages by October 1, 2017 to:
ATTN: Programming Committee

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.

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton Artists :: #YEGCANVAS 2017 (RFP)

edmonton arts councilA Citywide Billboard and LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and Pattison Outdoor Advertising present #YEGCANVAS 2017. This highly visible, high-profile transitory public art initiative turns the city of Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting works by Edmonton-area emerging, Indigenous, and multicultural artists, craftspeople, and artisans. #YEGCANVAS is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit in the Edmonton area.

YEGCANVAS billboards

Submission deadline: 4:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017