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Richmond, BC | Tait Waterfront Park Sculptural Pavilion, Request for Proposals, RFP

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The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist, artist team or artist-led design team to create a sculptural pavilion for the new Tait Waterfront Park. The artwork will function as a picnic shelter that may also accommodate other formal and informal community-based activities and programming such as yoga, tai-chi and performing arts events. The civic artwork will be located in a prominent location near the entrance to Tait Waterfront Park at 10211 River Drive.

This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review of the submissions, the Selection Panel will recommend up to three artists to be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists will be invited to develop concept proposals and attend an interview.  An interview fee of $1,000 will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams.

Artist Fee: $130,000 CAN
Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia and Alberta
Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST
Completion: Spring 2019Overview

For more information and how to apply: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities

Edmonton | Call to Edmonton & Area Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride

edmonton arts councilCall to Edmonton and Area* Artists – Heritage Valley Park and Ride Public Art Project

The Heritage Valley Park and Ride public art call, open to professional artists residing in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region*, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Emerging artists and artists not currently represented in the collection are encouraged to apply.

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an Edmonton-based artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed Summer 2019 at the Heritage Valley Park and Ride Transit Centre.

Deadline for Submissions:  4:30 pm MST on Monday, April 30, 2018

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Lethbridge | Public art opportunity – City of Lethbridge

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Project Intent
The City of Lethbridge Art Committee is seeking an Artist to design and fabricate a sculpture to be installed in a prominent Downtown Lethbridge gateway located at the NW corner of 5th Street (Round Street) and 6th Avenue South. The intent of the project is to provide a permanent piece of public art that creates a welcoming, appealing entrance to the Downtown and celebrates the presence of the Lethbridge Multicultural Centre, home of the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association. The highly visible Round Street location is a special gateway into the Downtown. Through a combination of public art and comprehensive landscaping, it is the intention to create an entry experience that reflects the unique environment, history and culture of the Downtown.

Stage I Submission Deadline: March 10, 2018 @ 00:00

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Draw More Income 2017 EP11: Eveline Kolijn

Hey everyone, it’s another episode of The 2017 Draw More Income Podcast. Today, we are releasing an interview with Calgary artist Eveline Kolijn recorded last month at The Alberta Printmaker’s Society. Eveline’s extensive and unique background in the arts made her an obvious suspect for sitting down to talk shop about being an artist. She’s showing her work constantly, is on all sorts of boards around town, regularly does artistic community projects, and all of this is AFTER having a completely different life studying social sciences in the Netherlands. So, sit back and listen to her chat about stuff like public art, board membership, and switching into the fine arts later in life.

Also, I’d love to say thanks to The Alberta Printmaker’s Society for letting us record this interview in their space. Listeners, if you’re ever looking for another cool Calgary arts organization to hang out with, A/P is pretty great.

For more info about Eveline, visit her website at http://evelinekolijn.com/

To visit the website for the Alberta Printmaker’s Society, go to http://www.albertaprintmakers.com/

METABOLIC RIFT

This episode was recorded and edited by Graeme Dearden with Eveline Kolijn.
Additional support provided by Sara McKarney, Sydney Lancaster, Chris Carson, and Ryan Hemphill.
Background music composed by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech and the folks at Purple Planet.