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 send your art calls (in Word format) to


Corus Quay building, Toronto, ON - Photo by Christopher Jones


Fremantle, Western Australia, International
Defence Housing Australia - EOI
May 8, 2017
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Defence Housing Australia (DHA) is inviting Artists to submit an EOI for Public Art at the Liv Apartments in Fremantle, Western Australia.

Project Budget: AUS$485,000 (excl. GST)

EOIs Close:  3pm AEDT (Canberra time) Monday 8 May 2017

EOI documents are can be found via AusTender

Please log on to the AusTender homepage

Enter the ATM ID: DHA-PROC-1613 into the search box located on the top right hand corner of the screen
*Please note that any addenda issued for this tender will be sent via the AusTender system to the email address of the nominated person downloading the documents.

Tender Submission Guidelines:

EOI Submissions - All EOI submissions must be submitted via the AusTender website.

Questions - Please contact DHA’s Procurement team via e-mail -


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

Calgary, AB
Indigenous Artist Residency
City of Calgary
June 5, 2017
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The City of Calgary Public Art Program is seeking Treaty 7 and local urban Indigenous artists for a three month long residency from July 10 to October 10, 2017. This is an invitation to Indigenous artists working in a wide range of media and with an interest in public art practices.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017, 4:00 p.m. MST.

To Apply: For more information, and to apply, click here.

Edmonton, AB
Valley Line LRT-Transit Shelter Canopy Sculptures (5 Calls)
Edmonton Arts Council
May 31, 2017
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There are five Canopy Sculpture public art calls circulating for the Valley Line LRT Transit Shelter Canopy Sculptures

Artists may apply for one or multiple calls, and should provide a distinct submission package for each call in separate emails.

Submit Visual Documentation only once if it is exactly the same for each submission, and indicate so in your email.
RFP :: Canopy Installation Transit Shelters Public Art Projects (5 Calls)
The Neighbourhood Stop Transit Canopy Installation public art competitions, open to professional artists residing in Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan are held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).
The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks an artist or artist team to integrate site-specific public art on five (5) Transit Canopy roofs along the new Valley Line.
Each Call represents a highly visible public art opportunity for sculptural installations including, but not limited to, kinetic or static sculptures, and may incorporate light, text, assemblage, sound, etc.
Artwork should reflect the urban character of the community surrounding the stop and will focus on discovery, storytelling and place making. Artwork can be one identifying element, or a series over several canopies.
Hard coated EPS foam sculptures will not be considered. Glass fibre reinforced concrete, painted fibreglass, ceramics, metals, and
art glass are possible if treated correctly for permanence.
Emerging and mid-career public artists are encouraged to apply.
Budget (per Call): $56,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
Deadline for Submissions: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Installation: Spring 2019

You can download the full calls at the following links:

For more information about the Calls, please contact Grace Law: phone (780) 424–2787 ext. 230 or email:

An INFORMATION SESSION for the five Valley Line Canopy Installation Calls will be held:
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lestock Lounge Room – Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
RSVP is required by Monday, May 1, 201 – contact Grace Law, to book your seat – the event will be cancelled with
low response.
City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements.
After the Info Session notes from the meeting will be available at:

British Columbia

Richmond, BC
RFQ - Integrated Landscape West Cambie Neighbourhood Park
City of Richmond
May 4, 2017
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Call to Canadian Artists – Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
West Cambie Neighbourhood Park
Integrated Landscape Public Art Project

Budget: $40,000 (all inclusive)
Eligibility: Open to professional Canadian artists and/or artist-led teams
Deadline: May 4 , 2017
Installation: Summer 2018

The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with the Parks Department, is seeking an artist or artist team to develop a site-responsive integrated landscape artwork for the new six-acre West Cambie Neighbourhood Park in the rapidly developing Alexandra neighbourhood, at 9540-9700 Odlin Road, Richmond, B.C.

This is a two-stage open artist call, a request for qualifications and an interview selection process. The selected artist will enter into a Design Services contract  to work with the City appointed Park design team (landscape architects, engineers, biologists) and consult with area residents to develop a concept proposal to be implemented in 2018.

Link to complete Call to Artists:

For additional information or questions please contact:

Eric Fiss, Public Art Planner
City of Richmond

Richmond, BC
Branscombe House Artist Residency
City of Richmond
May 29, 2017
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2018 Branscombe House Artist Residency
City of Richmond, BC, Canada
Deadline: May 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Download the Detailed Call to Artists | Apply here

The City of Richmond Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage invites professional, community-engaged artists in all disciplines (including writers, composers, visual artists, musicians, theatre artists, video, multi-disciplinary, social practice and performance artists) to submit proposals for an 11-month live-in residency located on Canada’s west coast, in Richmond, B.C.

The third annual Branscombe House residency will begin in January 2018 and run until mid-December, 2018.
Branscombe House is a recently restored Edwardian style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston in Richmond. The self-contained two-bedroom artists’ suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio with rent 100% subsidized in exchange for ~22 hours/month (240 hours total) of hands-on community engagement. The City will also provide in-kind marketing support, as well as facility/production support associated with public programs (including access to free use of cultural and performance spaces; basic workshop materials, print production, tech support, etc.) as negotiated and provide up to $1500 in hard cost reimbursement.

We are seeking proposals for interesting new projects and programs that promote meaningful community engagement through artistic opportunities. Artists passionate about working with diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply. For information about the current Branscombe House artist-in-residence, visit

Contact Katie Varney, Community Cultural Development Manager, or at 604-247-4941.


North Vancouver, BC
Green on Queensbury
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission
May 26, 2017
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Qualex-Landmark, through the City of North Vancouver Developer Public Art Program is seeking a professional artist or artist team to create public art for the Green on Queensbury project, a multi-family residential development located in the heart of Moodyville. The development is inspired by the master planned enhancement of Moodyville Park, which is envisioned as a “natural setting with opportunities for play, discovery and art throughout” (City of North Vancouver, 2016).

The site location for this public art opportunity will be at the plaza on 3rd Street at the primary entrance to Moodyville Park. Located between Green on Queensbury’s east building and the park’s youth activity area, this site will maximize the public artwork’s accessibility.

The plaza will be the gateway between the Green on Queensbury development and Moodyville Park, creating a significant social gathering place for the neighbourhood in the public realm.

Budget: $67,450 inclusive
Eligibility guidelines: Open to professional artists and artist teams
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

For more information and to download the complete project package please visit the web site.

For more information about North Vancouver's Public Art Programs, please contact:

Lori Phillips, Public Art Officer

New Westminster, BC
Front Street Mews Barrier Wall Treatment
City of New Westminster
May 15, 2017
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The Front Street Mews is a key element of the City of New Westminster Riverfront vision. The Mews will be an attractive, safe and pedestrian-friendly great street of which residents and merchants alike can be proud. The contemporary design for the mews will include a widened sidewalk, street furniture, lighting, street trees, traffic-calming, planters and angled parking to access local businesses. 

The Front Street Mews is separated from the adjacent truck route with a 4 foot high custom precast concrete traffic barrier wall.  The barrier wall extends approximately 740 feet (225 meters) from Sixth Street to Begbie Street. To visually tie the wall design into the urban design of the overall streetscape, there is an opportunity to integrate an artistic treatment to the north face of the wall.

Working in consultation with the City’s Open Space Planner, an artist will design a high quality, bold graphic, pattern or create a paint treatment that is connected to the overall design concept of the Front Street Mews.
Artwork will be applied by a contractor hired by the City, which will be solely responsible for artwork application costs and project management.


The successful proponent will be required to submit the final design (to scale) in a vector format (i.e. Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD or other drafting program).  The final design submission to include a digital pdf as well as the AI or dwg file.  The proponent should also include any specifications and/ or special instructions including paint colours.

This project is open to all artists, designer’s and artist/ designer teams. City of New Westminster Council, staff and the City’s Public Art Advisory Committee members, selection panel members, project personnel and immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

The artist or artist team will be selected for this opportunity through an open call one-step process. The selection panel will comprise the Open Space Planner from the design team, Downtown BIA member, a PAAC member and an artist professional.

An artist or artist team will be selected on the following criteria:
  1. Quality and strength of past work.
  2. Accessibility and availability to be able to attend 3 in-person meetings with City Staff.  The first meeting will include a site visit to the Front Street Mews.  It is imperative that the artist is available to deliver the design by June 12th, 2017.  The installation will need to commence prior to the grand opening of Front Street on July 7th, 2017.


• Name, current address and phone number
• Up to 10 examples of past artwork
• Current CV (maximum 3 pages)

Please compile and submit all information in one PDF document. Keep your submission under 8MB in file size.

Please email your submission by May 15th, 4:00pm to

Artist Design Fee: $1,250.00

For more information please contact:
Biliana Velkova, Arts Coordinator

T 604.515.3822
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6
North Vancouver, BC
Marlborough 3
North Vancouver Recreation & Culture Commission
May 26, 2017
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Hollyburn Properties Ltd., through the City of North Vancouver Developer Public Art Program is seeking a professional artist or artist team to create Public Art for the Marlborough 3 project, a 19-storey mixed-use, market rental development. Uniquely situated adjacent to the City of North Vancouver City Hall, Marlborough 3 will be located on the corner of Lonsdale and 13th St. in the dynamic Central Lonsdale neighbourhood.

This public art opportunity allows for a range of possibilities in 3-dimensional work with the potential to involve an integrated approach, working in concert with the proposed landscaping and water feature designs.

Budget: $83,200 inclusive
Eligibility guidelines: Open to professional artists and artist teams
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

For more information and to download the complete project package please visit the web site.

For more information about North Vancouver's Public Art Programs, please contact:

Lori Phillips, Public Art Officer

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's, NL
McBride's Hill Commemorative Mural RFP
City of St. John's
May 18, 2017
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The City of St. John’s is accepting submissions for a mural that will be painted on the retaining wall at McBride’s Hill, which runs between Duckworth Street and Water Street in downtown St. John’s.

Please Note: The mural site should incorporate the low concrete walls extending from the retaining wall (which surround equipment owned by Newfoundland Power).

Budget: The total compensation to the selected Artist will not exceed $15,000 inclusive of any and all applicable taxes.

Application Deadline: Thursday May 18, 2017 03:30 PM

For details visit the website or download the complete call.


Richmond Hill, ON
Artist in Residence
Town of Richmond Hill
May 4, 2017
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Are you interested in creating artwork for outdoor public spaces? Richmond Hill is seeking submissions from artists for its pilot Artist in Residence program.

Please note that this is not a live-in residency.

The Artist in Residence pilot program will provide one professional artist, or one collective of artists, with the opportunity to develop a new piece of work with the stated purpose of engaging the community and animating outdoor public spaces through the creation of a temporary installation(s) or creative experience.


The overarching goals of the Artist in Residence program are to:

  • Animate outdoor public space(s)
  • Foster accessible, inviting and fun community engagement in arts;
  • Support the creation of vibrant places and spaces in Richmond Hill;
  • Create opportunities for intercultural exchange;
  • Provide an opportunity for an artist(s) to build their portfolio and body of work; and
  • Offer opportunities for residents and visitors to experience art in non-traditional spaces and in non-traditional forms.


Richmond Hill has identified multiple community engagement sites across the town. These sites have been identified as those that have higher pedestrian traffic. The artist(s) will work in collaboration to identify the most ideal site(s) for the proposed work. Please note that all sites are outdoors and may not have any permanent structures onsite in the event of inclement weather.

  • Downtown core - Yonge Street from Major Mackenzie Drive to Crosby Ave.
  • Farmers Market - Elgin Barrow Arena
  • Mill Pond Park
  • Lake Wilcox Park
  • Richmond Green Park
  • Richmond Hill Central Library


  1. Read the Artist in Residence Program Guidelines to determine if you are eligible to apply.
  2. Complete the online Artist in Residence Application Form and provide all supporting documents.
  3. Submit by May 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Please contact Gillian hards, Cultural Services Coordinator at or by calling 905-508-7012 ext. 228.


To view the complete call, click here.