Public Art Calls
Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.
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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 SUBMISSION: Ongoing
Edmonton Arts Council
July 28, 2017Link >>
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.
St. Albert, AB
Call to Artists - Invitation to Tender
City of St. Albert
December 21, 2017Link >>
Temporary, Community-Engaged Public Art at the Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival
Deadline for Submissions: 20:00 pm (local time), December 21st, 2017
Description: The City of St. Albert’s Art in Public Places program is pleased to announce an Invitation to Tender for an artist-led, community-engaged temporary public artwork to be created for the 2018 Northern Alberta International Children’s Festival. The City seeks submissions from experienced artists or artist teams residing in Canada.
Building bridges between art, culture and education, the Children’s Festival is a buzzing, colourful, six-day arts and culture experience held annually in May/June in St. Albert. It is nationally recognized as the region’s signature cultural event and is visited by over 50,000 children, youth and adults from Alberta, BC, and Saskatchewan. The public artwork at the Festival plays an important role by contributing an experiential and thought-provoking visual art experience for community members and visitors.
The goal of the public art commission is the development, implementation and installation of a three-dimensional, artist-led, temporary project of artistic merit that engages the community in one or more of the following ways:
Engages community members, groups, schools and/or organizations of St. Albert:
The public artwork will be temporarily installed from May 29 – June 3, 2018 during the Festival and will be located on Festival grounds in a highly visible place for the public to enjoy. Scope and scale (maximum footprint of 40 x 50 feet) of the three-dimensional artwork installation will be proposed by the Artist/Team and could include a project with a single footprint or multiple components placed in strategic locations.
The commissioned artwork will be chosen by a Jury through a one-stage Artwork Selection process. Following the review of all eligible ITT submissions, a final artist/team will be selected for the commission in January 2018.
Please note this is an announcement. All artists/teams wishing to submit proposals will require the complete Call to Artists – Invitation to Tender. For the complete Invitation to Tender document please contact:
National Call for Artists – Town of Canmore Expressions of Interest (RFQ)
Town of Canmore
January 31, 2018Link >>
The Town of Canmore is seeking Expressions of Interest (i.e. Request for Qualifications) from mid-career and senior professional artists to create a permanent work of art that will reflect and celebrate the community. The project is held in accordance with the Town of Canmore Public Art Policy. The Canmore Public Art Committee seeks to include, and encourages participation from artists from across Canada including Multi-Cultural and Indigenous artists.
Budget: $110,000 CAD + GST (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:00 pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Shortlist Notification: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Residency: February 15 to April 5, 2018
Maquette Due: 4:00pm Thursday, May 31, 2018
Final Artist Selection: Monday, June 4, 2018
Engineered Drawings Due: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Installation: May 2019
Artist Talk/Public Presentation: During Installation - Spring 2019
For detailed information about this Call for Artists, please download the following document:
For more information, please contact:
Arts & Events Office Location 907B - 7 Avenue, Canmore, AB T1W 3K1
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm MST
We thank all artists for contributing their time to submit an application for this public art call.
Storm and Sanitary Sewer Access Cover Design (RFP)
City of Richmond
January 11, 2018Link >>
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with Engineering and Public Works, invites professional artists residing in Canada to submit proposals for sewer access cover designs. Two artists or artist teams will be selected. This is an excellent opportunity for artists working in two-dimensional media including drawing, printmaking, illustration and graphic design. The sewer access covers will be installed throughout the City of Richmond to replace decommissioned covers and for new infrastructure and building developments.
Eric Fiss, Public Art Planner
New Westminster, BC
Open Call for Submissions: 2018 Capture Photography Festival
City of New Westminster
December 28, 2017Link >>
Capture Photography Festival and the City of New Westminster Public Art Program seek photography-based submissions for a new public art site. The theme for this call is “PLAY”. Artists are asked to consider the thematic of “Play” and consider related elements such as play on colour, abstraction, humour, vibrancy and community wellness as well as the specificity of the site. This public art project will be installed on the Sapperton Park chain link fence wall on 351 East Columbia St in New Westminster across from Royal Columbian Hospital. The fence measures 6m high by 27m wide.
The project will take the form of a temporary, large-scale photo installation. It will provide a point of access to art and photography for all members of the public—from nearby residents and commuters, to those drawn from outside the area by the local arts and culture scene.
One artist or one artist team will be selected for this opportunity. The artist or artist team will receive an artist fee of $3000.00 CAD to produce one or more print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs will be provided for by the City of New Westminster.
Installation and material use
Artist Selection Process
Artist Selection Criteria
Submissions to the call will be reviewed and decisions made based on:
Submissions may be provided to the City either by email, uploaded to the City’s FTP site or delivered in hard copy, on or before the deadline for submissions, as follows:
a) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
b) FTP site upload:
c) Hard copy:
2018 Capture Photography Festival
Attn: Purchasing Manager
C/O: Main Reception Desk, City of New Westminster
511 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
For more information, please visit HERE
Capture Photography Festival
New Westminster Public Art Program
Call for Proposals: Toronto Sculpture Garden
City of Toronto
January 29, 2018Link >>
Toronto Sculpture Garden
Since opening in 1981, The Toronto Sculpture Garden (TSG) commissioned temporary artworks by over 80 artists, in a small City of Toronto park opposite St. James Cathedral on King Street East. Until 2014, it was operated as a partnership between the City of Toronto and the Louis L. Odette Family, benefactors who created the non-profit L.L.O. Sculpture Garden Foundation which funded and administered the exhibitions. Under the direction of Rina Greer, the TSG provided artists with the opportunity to work experimentally in public space, explore issues of scale and materials, and engage with the local community as well as visitors to the neighbourhood. For some, the expansion of their practice beyond the studio led to major public artworks elsewhere.
In 2018, the City of Toronto's Arts & Culture Services intends to continue the legacy of excellence in the TSG with two new commissions. We are currently inviting proposals from artists for installations in May and October.
Proposals for both 2018 exhibitions will be selected by the TSG Advisory Committee, which will meet in February 2018. Preference will be given to new work that responds to the site; only in exceptional cases will existing work be considered.
Budget: $30,000.00 CAD (+HST), which includes all artists' fees, materials, installation and removal, transportation, insurance, and permits.
General Proposals Requirements:
For detailed information about proposal requirements and the TSG site, please visit HERE.
Economic Development & Culture | City of Toronto
Call to Artists: Fire Station 55 Public Art Project
City of Ottawa
January 26, 2018Link >>
The City of Ottawa invites professional artists to submit credentials for design, fabricating, and installing a permanent artwork for Fire Station 55. This is the City of Ottawa's Public Art Policy .
Deadline: January 26, 2018, 4 pm EST
Public art website
For more information, please visit the full list Call to Artists: Fire Station 55 Public Art Project or contact
A French version of the call, please visit