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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.



Since 1972, the Brucebo Fine Art  Scholarship Foundation of Gotland, Sweden (=BBF) has offered a fine art residency scholarship to younger, talented, emerging Canadian artists aged 40 or younger, preferably painters, thus providing an inspiring study and work stay  in northern Europe  on the island of Gotland located  in the middle of the crisp waters of the Baltic Sea.

The BBF fine  art scholarships  hark back  to the post-impressionist era in Europe – the 1880’s – a time when Paris  was the world  center  of artistic creativity . Two young  artists, Caroline Benedicks of Sweden and William Blair Bruce of Hamilton, Canada,  meet in Paris, marry and after living  many years  on the European continent , settle on history-laden Gotland Island , a Swedish  outpost approximately equidistant between  the Swedish  mainland and the Baltic state of Latvia. With the untimely death  of William ( in 1906), and that of  Caroline ( in 1935 ), the estate , in the early 70’s, created  the Brucebo Fine Art ( Scholarships ) Foundation, an organization promoting island-based cultural history and fine art.  (more…)


Length of Stay: One to Four months Duration
Deadline: Ongoing
Location: Blairmore, Alberta, Canada

The Open Call Gushul Studio Residency is available to the following applicants:

•    Canadian Artists and Writers
•    Non-Canadian Artists and Writers

Applications for Open Call Gushul Studio Residencies are accepted on an ongoing basis for both the Artist’s Studio and Writer’s Cottage.

For information and full details related to application procedures and requirements, please refer to Gushul Studio Residency Application Guidelines.


The Roberto Cimetta Fund is an international association promoting artistic exchange and the mobility of professionals in the field of contemporary performing arts and visual arts within the Mediterranean area.

In the Mediterranean region, the frontier region between the Arab, European and Turkish worlds, mobility is an historic reality and an absolute necessity today. It is essential to give shape to the concept of « the dialogue between cultures » and to ensure that individuals really meet ; more concretely this means to make financial resources available to facilitate travel, to capitalise on the opportunities for professional gathering, but also to recognise the free circulation of culture professionals as an integral part of their work. These are amongst the objectives of the Roberto Cimetta Fund. (more…)