Public Art Calls
Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.
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Arts and Culture Master Plan [RPF]
Town of Canmore
November 1, 2018Link >>
Organization: Town of Canmore
Red Deer, AB
2019 Canada Winter Games festival - Temporary Art Installation Call for Submissions
The City of Red Deer
October 2, 2018Link >>
The City of Red Deer is seeking submissions for a temporary art installation that creates an engaging and dynamic entryway to the 2019 Canada Winter Games festival site.
Red Deer is the Host City for the 2019 Canada Winter Games from February 15th until March 3rd, 2019. Featuring 19 sports and an arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games will be one of the largest events in Alberta’s history and Red Deer’s first Canada Games. Red Deer and central Alberta will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches, and over 20,000 visitors for the event.
The temporary art installation that will be featured at the entrance to the 2019 Winter Games Arts and Cultural Festival provides an opportunity for an artist or artistic team to exhibit their work to a diverse audience. As this is a focal point to those attending the festival, it should be dynamic and interactive, while attracting attention through the use of light and other evocative elements such as sound, visual aesthetics or movement. The use of pillars or an archway could be part of the design however creative interpretations for defining the area as an entryway are encouraged.
Entrance to the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza /the festival site.
Evaluations will be made based on the artistic concept, artist’s experience with similar projects, suitability for the site, and public safety. Shortlisted artists need to be available for interviews in person or via Skype the first week of October.
Submission Period Start: September 4, 2018
Applicants must include the following in their proposal:
Applications and all inquiries related to this project are being accepted via email:
The successful applicant will be awarded a contract of $10,000 which includes all artist expenses, fees and travel.
Further Requirements: A mandatory light/power/AV test will take place prior to the festival opening day. Date to be agreed upon by the artist and the Public Art Coordinator. The artist is responsible for the transportation, installation, maintenance and removal of their work. The artist is expected to maintain the aesthetic of the exhibit over the two weeks, as required.
West Vancouver, BC
Call to Artists / Expression of Interest EOI18 175
District of West Vancouver
September 27, 2018Link >>
The District of West Vancouver invites expressions of interest from artists or artist teams to design and integrate a site-specific public art at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall, 750 – 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC, Canada.
This opportunity is open to professional artists and artist teams who demonstrate the following attributes:
If awarded, the successful artist(s) will be required to provide the following documentation:
Closing date and Time
Please download and carefully review the complete Art Call before submitting.
Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to:
Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services
North Vancouver, BC
Semisch Park Public Art - Expression of Interest
City of North Vancouver Public Art Program
September 28, 2018Link >>
This is a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the City of North Vancouver Public Art Program, seeking an artist or artist team to create and install a site specific Public Art project as part of the 2018-19 renewal of Semisch Park in the vibrant and growing Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver.
Semisch park functions as a pedestrian corridor with a play area and spectacular views to Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver. The park is composed of two areas to the north and south of West 2nd Street. The City of North Vancouver will be making improvements to the park area to the south of West 2nd Street and the West 1st Street park entrance. The overall aim of the project is to upgrade the existing infrastructure, improve accessibility, and create new engaging play opportunities.
The public art project created for Semisch Park will deliver bold visual impact, create a socially engaging park element that sparks dialogue and intrigue and provide ongoing interest and relevance for park users. It is envisioned that the public art project could be designed as a playful element incorporated into one of the park entrances (1st or 2nd Street) or integrated with another aspect of the overall park design.
This public art call invites expressions of interest from all professional Artists or Artist Teams that have the demonstrated creative expertise and technical skills to manage all phases of the process from design development through to installation, in coordination with the project contractors and municipal staff. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a landscape architect or architect as well as familiarity with playground safety standards would be an asset.
Full details and PDF available for download here:
Send via mail to (on a memory stick):
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: Friday, September 28, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.
North Vancouver, BC
Public Art Call for Expressions of Interest - St. Georges Ave North Vancouver
City of North Vancouver
November 15, 2018Link >>
Chard Development Ltd., through the City of North Vancouver Developer Public Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create a public artwork for their mixed-use, purpose-built rental redevelopment at 1441 St. Georges Avenue in the heart of Central Lonsdale in the City of North Vancouver.
Kimberly Simpson, Durante Kreuk Ltd
Please visit the website to download complete project package.
Expression of Interest - Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre
City of Kelowna Public Art Program
September 28, 2018Link >>
Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications (Stage 1)
By: City of Kelowna Public Art Program
The City of Kelowna, through its Public Art Program, announces the commissioning of a site-specific artwork to be located at the Kelowna Community Health & Services Centre (KCHSC) within Kelowna’s downtown. The commission is a partnership between the City of Kelowna, Bentall Kennedy (Canada) and B.C. Interior Health.
Interior Health’s vision is ‘every person matters’. This commission presents an opportunity to articulate, in an artistic manner, the relationship between health and the well-being of individuals and their communities. No theme or material for the artwork has been determined and it can be either abstract or figurative. Artists are encouraged to explore their own ideas and thoughts in response to this brief.
Artist Eligibility and Document Link:
Artists Engaging Community Program [RFP]
City of Richmond
October 3, 2018Link >>
The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks two (2) artists or artist teams with socially oriented practices to engage diverse and multigenerational audiences in two unique public art opportunities. Artists are invited to choose one of two opportunities, working in collaboration with: Richmond Nature Park Society and Minoru Chapel in partnership with City Centre Community Centre. These project-based artist-inresidence opportunities invite emerging and professional artists to imagine innovative ways to engage seniors, adults, youth and children in the making of artwork and foster individual creative expression, multigenerational and cross-cultural exchange, and community building.
Budget: $10,000, Richmond Nature Park
$10,000, Minoru Chapel / City Centre Community Centre
Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia
Association, City Centre Community Centre Artists are encouraged to choose the opportunity that best fits their interests, skills and experience by reviewing the opportunity profiles. Artists can apply only to one of the two opportunities.
2019 Call For Artists Application
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation & Culture
November 30, 2018Link >>
Public Art in Oak Bay is Alive and Well and Happening!
About Oak Bay
The municipality of Oak Bay, part of Greater Victoria, is located on the south eastern tip of Vancouver Island. Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery includes splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea. Oak Bay is legendary for its fine domestic architecture, its picturesque gardens and for its "old world" atmosphere. This geologically fascinating area is also home to the unique and rare Garry Oak Meadow ecosystem. Our 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to our natural and built environment. We have a majority of the region's art galleries and many resident artists and arts enthusiasts. Now in its fifth year of development, the Oak Bay Public Art Strategy program, ArtsAlive Oak Bay, with its Arts Laureate position, is an expression of our municipality's support for a flourishing arts environment for the economic, social and personal benefit of our entire community.
About ArtsAlive Oak Bay
Invitation To Artists/Sculptors
Benefits to the Artist
2019 Theme: Confluence
How to Apply
Call to Artists: Scarlett Road Bridge Artwork [EOI]
City of Toronto
October 1, 2018Link >>
Value of the Awarded Commission: Approximately $500,000.00 (+HST) CDN
Deadline for Submissions: 4pm, Monday, October 1, 2018
The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including artist teams) to submit their Expression of Interest to the first stage of a competition for integrated public art works as part of the redesign of the Scarlett Road bridge, at the intersection of Scarlett Road, St. Clair Avenue and Dundas Street West in Toronto. The art component of this major new public space will be selected through an open two-stage competition, with a net budget of approximately $500,000.00 (+HST). The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork: all fees for design, fabrication, installation, engineering and professional services, insurance, travel and other incidental expenses. The redesign of the intersection includes the replacement of the railway bridge above Scarlett Rd and the addition of one northbound lane and one southbound lane under the bridge, doubling the width of the underpass. Sidewalks will be improved throughout, and space added for future bike lanes on Dundas Street and Scarlett Road. Additional public realm improvements will include landscaping and the redesign of a small parkette to the north of the intersection. Once completed, public art will enhance the experience of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in this improved public space. The design of these new multi-use facilities and public spaces is a joint project by Morrison Hershfield, Transportation Services, Urban Design, and Parks, Forestry and Recreation, with the aim of completion by Fall 2020.
PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITY
The artwork will be integrated into the overall design of the site, which includes the underpass, extensive retaining walls along Dundas St., Scarlett Rd. and St. Clair Ave., sidewalks and parkette. Artists are asked to consider the site as a whole rather than selecting a single location. Given the range of potential sites, it is anticipated that proposals could include both two- and three-dimensional components, and a combination of materials, such as paint, tile, concrete formwork, coloured concrete, lighting elements, and small sculptural objects. Due to the many safety and maintenance requirements of bridges, underpasses and right-of-way sites, artists must be prepared to meet and work collaboratively with the City's Transportation and Engineering departments to refine proposals according to these parameters, which will also be included in the Terms of Reference for short-listed artists.
Please carefully review the complete Call to Artists online: http://www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=121683
Toronto Arts & Culture Services invites professional artists to respond to this EOI by submitting a single document in pdf form:
Submissions must be received by 4:00 PM, Monday, October 1, 2018.
Incomplete or late submissions, or those not in single pdf format will not be accepted.
We thank all respondents for their submissions but only applicants advancing to the second stage of the selection process will be contacted.
Contact Catherine Dean
Public Art Officer