Public Art Calls

Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.


Non-members can download the payment form here
*Please note, this is not a fillable form


Please send your art calls (in Word format) to


Fernwood, Victoria, BC


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.


Click to download the Portfolio Submission Form

Edmonton, AB
#YEGCanvas 2017
Edmonton Arts Council
July 28, 2017
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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 2017 - a  Citywide Billboard & LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition will feature 45 works of art displayed on billboards and LRT station transit posters throughout the City of Edmonton. Up to 45 artists will be selected for this exhibition, and their artwork will be shown on 10 billboards and 15 LRT station transit posters located throughout Edmonton. #YEGCANVAS 2017 will run from October 30, 2017 to April 15, 2018.

Artists may submit up to three suitable existing artworks, or new work created for consideration. All works must be original to the artist.

$500 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) per image - artists may submit up to three artworks.

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017

Rotating display on 10 billboards and 15 LRT station posters starting October 30, 2017 ending April 15, 2018.

This opportunity is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C) and the “Public Art Transitory Program”.

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:

Click here to download the call

Red Deer, AB
Great Chief Park Public Art Project, Capstone at Riverlands District Public Art Project (RFQ)
City of Red Deer
November 1, 2017
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The Red Deer Public Art Program integrates outstanding works of art into public spaces and facilities throughout the city that reflect our community’s distinct culture and character.  Through the acquisition of artworks for public display, The City provides an engaging and dynamic urban environment and creates a cultural legacy for the future. The City invites artists to participate in two new public art competitions. The purpose of this pre-qualification is to select up to three initial artistic concepts for each project and invite the winning submissions to a Phase II competition. In the Phase II competition artists will further develop their proposals and present their projects to the City of Red Deer’s Public Art Commission. Artist’s will receive a stipend of $2500 for materials and travel incurred for their participation in the Phase II competition.

Great Chief Park Public Art Public Art Project

With the redevelopment of Great Chief Park and Bower Ponds, there has been a concerted effort to provide a ‘green’ approach to the design and construction of the new field-house. In keeping with this theme, the public art being sought for this project invites a creative response that adheres to this same philosophy. The artist, in their concept and design, will be encouraged to incorporate materials, processes or technologies that highlight environmentally conscious goals. For example, artists may wish to include materials that have enjoyed previous lives in other capacities, of which can be safely repurposed. The use of sustainable technologies such as solar, water, or wind may serve to animate the work. Or the artist may take a more conceptual approach in the choice of a particular theme that reflects important connections between urban design and natural or “green” habitats such as the City’s parks and trails.

Capstone At Riverlands District Public Art Project

A proposed public plaza, recently named ‘Canada 150 Square’ will be constructed where the walking trail along the river (Riverwalk) intersects with the western-most portion of Alexander Way.  Overlooking the river, this square will serve as a natural gathering place for everything from impromptu gatherings to large-scale special events. A public art project is planned for this prominent location and will fully incorporate the elements of ‘place-making’ which foster the creation of vital public destinations.

A public artwork is being sought that will not only become a landmark and icon for the Capstone at Riverlands district, but also perform as a functional piece that incorporates seating and encourages the public to interact with it physically. While distinctly a creative work of art, this piece will also become synonymous as a place for the public to relax, socialize, and enjoy cultural activities such as outdoor performances and festivals. Consideration should be given to the need for flexible seating. For example, it should be able to accommodate large volumes of people (up to 50 people at a time), but also succeed in providing more intimate seating for smaller groups or individuals. This element could also serve as a stage or podium for impromptu and larger planned performances.

All Canadian Artists or Permanent Residents of Canada are welcome to participate in this competition. Visit Alberta Purchasing Connection to download the application package. Reference No. AB-2017-05853

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 4:00:59pm (MST)  

Contact for the City of Red Deer
Kathy Stewart
Procurement Specialist