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Edmonton, AB
Open Call for Edmonton Based Artists
Edmonton Arts Council


This is an open call to Edmonton-based artists issued by the Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton for public art projects under $20,000.00.

This is not a specific call for projects, it is a request to keep your portfolio on file at the EAC. 

All artists are welcome to submit a complete portfolio, based on the the attached entry form, to be included in the Edmonton Public Art Artist Portfolio Collection. 

The EAC acknowledges growth in artistic careers and welcomes artists to update their portfolio on file.

Deadline for Submissions:  ONGOING

Click to download the Portfolio Submission Form

Strathcona County, AB
Call for Artist - Public Sculpture Installation
Strathcona County
October 25, 2016
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RFP #16.0104 Call for Artist – Public Sculpture Installation
Closing Date:  Tuesday, October 25, 2016 14:00:00 Hours, Alberta Time
Budget:  $125,000.00
Artists from Canada are eligible to submit for this project
NOTE:  The information provided above is subject to change.  Any and all changes will ONLY be posted on the Alberta Purchasing Connection in the form of an Addenda.
Should you encounter any technical difficulties contact the APC at 780-644-5726 or by email at  Strathcona County will not be able to assist in any way with any technical difficulty.
All queries regarding this RFP must be in writing to  In the subject line reference the appropriate RFP number.  Strathcona County will not reply to any telephone or facsimile inquiries.
Lethbridge, AB
Open Call for Public Art: Saint-Laurent Project
City of Lethbridge


Saint-Laurent Public Art Project

The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program


The City of Lethbridge, Alberta is inviting artists to participate in a two-stage public art competition. The selected artist will receive a commission to design, fabricate, and install a public artwork in the Borough of Saint-Laurent in the City of Montréal, Québec. The selected public artwork will be gifted by Lethbridge to the Borough of Saint-Laurent to be permanently installed as a legacy of the 50 year Anniversary of the twinning of the two cities. The work of art will become part of the City of Montréal’s public art collection. The Borough of Saint-Laurent will in turn offer a commissioned public artwork to the City of Lethbridge for permanent installation on a Lethbridge site. The commissioned works will reflect the concept of community, friendship, diversity, and reaching out. These legacy art pieces will allow future generations to recognize the importance of history and friendship in our diverse and inclusive country, and will celebrate the bonds of friendship between Lethbridge and the Borough Saint-Laurent.


Artists must register on Alberta Purchasing Connection ( to view and respond to the Request for Proposals.

Medicine Hat, AB
Open Call for Artists - Outdoor Public Art
City of Medicine Hat
October 27, 2016
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Medicine Hat Canalta Centre Public Art Project
Closing Date: October 27, 2016 at 2 PM
The intent of this Request for Proposal is to accept proposals from interested artists to create and install an outdoor public art work or related series of works to be situated on the exterior west walkway/patio of the Canalta Centre in 2017.
The Full Package is available at this url:

British Columbia

Richmond, BC
Artist Call - Growing and Rising, No. 3 Road Art Column
City of Richmond
October 3, 2016
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Growing and Rising, No.3 Road Art Column Artist Call  

Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
The City of Richmond Public Art Program, in collaboration with the Capture Photography Festival, seek photography-based submissions for the No. 3 Road Art Columns at the Lansdowne and Aberdeen Canada Line Stations. Artists and artist teams are invited to respond to the theme Growing and Rising. We aim to encourage artists residing in British Columbia to submit a proposal for new work that considers the ongoing relationship between the natural landscapes of Richmond and the City’s rapidly growing built environment.

Six artists will be selected for this opportunity. Each artist and/or artist team will receive an artist fee of $1,500 CAD to produce four (4) print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond.

Artist Fee:
            $1,500 CAD
Eligibility Requirements:
            Artists residing in British Columbia
Deadline for Submissions:
            Monday, Oct 3, 2016. 5:00 p.m.
            Exhibition 11, Part 1 - February - July 2017
            Exhibition 11, Part 2 - August 2017 - January 2018

For more information, or to apply, download the contest brochure below:
PDF Document No. 3 Road Art Column Contest, Capture Photography Festival

For more information about the Capture Photography Festival, visit their website.

Contact the Richmond Public Art Program at

Nanaimo, BC
Call for Artists for Temporary Outdoor Art
City of Nanaimo
November 15, 2016
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Issue Date: September 12, 2016
Artists are invited to submit proposed artwork for public outdoor exhibition at City of Nanaimo Public Spaces.
Since 2010, the City of Nanaimo has been involved in a dynamic and evolving public art program that enhances and animates our City’s parks. Each year, outdoor artwork by some of our region’s artists is installed on a temporary basis for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. The parks essentially become outdoor art galleries and showcase artworks for a limited period of time.
For more information and to access the “Call for Artists” please use the following link:
Chris Barfoot
Culture and Heritage Coordinator
City of Nanaimo
455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC
(250) 755-7522
Creating a strong and vibrant culture.

Richmond, BC
Call to Artists - Richmond Public Art Program
City of Richmond
October 11, 2016
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Richmond Public Art Program, Call to Artists
Engaging Community & Public Art,  Request for Proposals (RFP)
The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks three artists or artist teams with socially oriented practices to engage diverse and multi-generational audiences in three unique public art opportunities. Artists will be required to choose one of three communities: Thompson Community Association, Minoru Seniors Society or Hamilton Community Association. These art opportunities invite emerging and professional artists to imagine innovative ways in engaging seniors, adults, youth and children in the making of an artwork for their community.
Artist Budget:    $10,000 CAD, Minoru Seniors Society
$15,000 CAD, Thompson Community Association
$20,000 CAD, Hamilton Community Association
Eligibility:             Open to emerging and professional artists and artist teams residing in British Columbia
Deadline:             Tuesday October 11, 2016, 5:00pm
Completion:       December 2017
For more information please visit Richmond Public Art Opportunities to download the Artist Call Terms of Reference (PDF).


Winnipeg, MB
National Call to Artist-Led Teams: Kildonan Park Pond Lighting
Winnipeg Arts Council
October 25, 2016
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PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY: Kildonan Park Pond Lighting

National Call to Artist-Led Teams: Call for Expressions of Interest and Qualifications

Deadline: October 25, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Budget: $150,000

The Winnipeg Arts Council invites artist-led teams to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create a public artwork in the form of feature lighting around the duck pond in Kildonan Park in Winnipeg, Manitoba, located on Treaty One territory.
Interested artist-led teams must submit a complete application package to be considered.

Please visit our website for more details.


City of Kagawong, Manitoulin Island, ON
Open Call for Public Art Commissions
City of Kagawong, Manitoulin Island
October 24, 2016
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City: Kagawong, Manitoulin Island


Position: Open call for Public Art Commissions


Organization: 4elements Living Arts


Description: This is an open call for artists issued by 4elements Living Arts in partnership with the Township of Billings on Manitoulin Island | Mnidoo Mnising.


Artists and artist teams are invited to submit a proposal for permanent outdoor sculptures that will be part of an art and heritage trail on local bike and walking trails throughout the Township, funded by Canada 150.


The theme of the works is learning from the past, creating a shared future. Artists are invited to consider the relations between land, the environment, environmental history and reconciliation within the specific context of Manitoulin Island and Billings Township in particular.


The works will be selected by a community jury.


We are seeking proposals for the following commissions:


1 @ 50K

2 @ 30K

2 @ 15K

2 @10K


1st stage drawing due: October 24, 2016

Skype interviews: November 2&3

Finalists notified: November 7, 2016

Site visit: December 7-10, 2016

Final proposals due: February 1, 2016

Install: September 2017


For the full submission package, commission requirements, and further information, please contact:




Brampton, ON
Open Call for Canadian Artists - Alderlea 150 Project
City of Brampton
October 30, 2016
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Request for Qualifications – Alderlea 150 Project


City of Brampton


The City of Brampton's Recreation and Culture Division, is pleased to invite Canadian artists and artist-led teams to submit pre-qualifications for the Alderlea 150th Anniversary Sculpture

Budget: $90,000.00 CAD (maximum all-inclusive) 
Deadline for Submission: October 30, 2016 
Installation: June 2017