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

 

Brantford International Villages Festival, Brantford, ON

Alberta

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

Description

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

Click to download the Portfolio Submission Form

Edmonton, AB
#YEGCanvas 2017
Edmonton Arts Council
Deadline:
July 28, 2017
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Description

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.

Budget:
$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

Installation:
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

Stony Plain, AB
Heritage Park Project
Town of Stony Plain
Deadline:
September 5, 2017
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Description

The Town of Stony Plain is currently seeking proposals for a new Public Art Project located at Heritage Park.

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. local time


Request for Proposals for Public Art: Heritage Park


For more information, visit Alberta Purchasing Connection.
Airdrie, AB
Public Art to Commemorate Canada 150
City of Airdrie
Deadline:
September 19, 2017
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Description

The City of Airdrie (located 10 min North of Calgary, Alberta) is currently seeking a professional public artist to produce a $75,000 work of art that will celebrate and commemorate Canada’s 150 Celebration. The selected artwork will be displayed outdoors in Nose Creek Park, one of our community’s premier outdoor parks and gathering spaces.

For more information on the competition, interested participants can view the full artistic guidelines and evaluation criteria here:

http://vendor.purchasingconnection.ca/Opportunity.aspx?Guid=378794D3-DEA0-45F1-915E-32BB7BA3E33A&

British Columbia

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Richmond, BC
City Centre Community Centre Artworks
City of Richmond
Deadline:
August 22, 2017
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Description


The City of Richmond Public Art Program is seeking artists for two artwork opportunities at the City Centre Community Centre located at 5900 Minoru Boulevard. The first is a two-dimensional community artwork to be located on a prominent wall within the centre’s Fitness Centre. The second opportunity invites artists to create a legacy artwork to be installed on a prominent wall located above a main stairwell within the centre. Artists with practices in socially engaged art, painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, mixed-media and low-relief sculpture are invited to apply. Artists who are applying for the artist-led community art project will be required to work with intergenerational and culturally diverse community members.

 

Diversity, Harmony and Distinctiveness are themes that resonate with the aspirations of this growing and vibrant urban community. Multicultural communities face the challenge of respecting cultural differences while fostering shared citizenship and encouraging integration. This community strives to evolve from a mosaic to a weaving of cultures, where people of diverse cultural origins live in harmony and contribute to a distinct and ever changing community identity. Artists are invited to propose artwork that challenges and reflects these aspirations.

 

Artists interested in applying to this call are encouraged to visit the City Centre Community Centre to review the proposed locations of the artworks in the building.

 

Community Artwork Budget: $5,000

Legacy Artwork Budget: $5,000

Eligibility: Artists residing in British Columbia

Deadline: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Completion: February 2018

 

For more information and how to apply for this opportunity please visit: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities

Richmond, BC
Minoru Centre for Active Living Entries and Arrivals Artwork (RFP)
City of Richmond
Deadline:
August 31, 2017
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Description

The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-responsive artwork for the entry and arrival zone of the new Minoru Centre for Active Living, 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. All information about the project is contained herein. This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review by the selection panel of the submitted artists’ statements of interest and conceptual proposals, up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to develop their concept proposals and attend an interview. An honorarium of $2,000 will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams. A travel allowance will be available for short-listed artists residing outside of the Greater Vancouver area.

Budget: $200,000
Eligibility: Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in Canada.
Deadline: Thursday August 31, 2017 at 4:00pm PDT
Installation: Spring 2018

For more information on how to apply, please visit: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities.htm

Questions: email

Richmond, BC
Gilbert Road Greenway Public Art Opportunity (RFQ)
City of Richmond
Deadline:
September 14, 2017
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Description

The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-responsive artwork for the new Gilbert Road Greenway. The artwork will be placed on the Gilbert Road Greenway, which is at the south east corner of Gilbert Road and River Parkway in Richmond, B.C. Artists with proven practices in sculpture and public art are encouraged to apply.


This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review by the Selection Panel of the submitting artists’ qualifications, statements of interest and initial approach to the site, up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to develop their concept proposals and attend an interview. An artist fee of $2,000 plus GST will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams. Travel expenses to a maximum of $1,000 per team are available for short-listed artists residing outside of Greater Vancouver to attend the Interview  Budget: The total project budget is $300,000 CAD, for all design, consultants, fabrication, installation, documentation and all associated costs.

Budget: $300,000
Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in Canada.
Deadline: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:00 pm PST
Installation: September 2018

For more information on how to apply, please download the Terms of Reference for this artist call.

Vancouver, BC
Call for Visual Artists at Vancouver Civic Theatres
City of Vancouver
Deadline:
September 29, 2017
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Description

Artists to be featured at the City of Vancouver owned Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Annex

Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) has unveiled a new program offering local artists the opportunity to show work at two of its theatres. VCT has created gallery spaces in the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Annex, and is now looking for artists to display work at both venues for 3 month installations over the next two years.

The VCT Call for Visual Artists welcomes emerging, mid-career and/or established Vancouver-based artists and collectives to apply. Applications will be open until September 29th, and can be submitted in person or by email to the Vancouver Civic Theatres.

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017, 5:00pm PST

For complete details about application details and requirements click here. 

Richmond, BC
No.3 Road Art Column Program 2018
City of Richmond
Deadline:
September 18, 2017
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Description

The City of Richmond Public Art Program seeks Expressions of Interest from Richmond-based emerging visual artists who are interested in a mentoring opportunity with one of two Vancouver-based professional artists, Evan Lee and Renée Van Halm. Four emerging artists will have the opportunity to work in consultation or collaboration with one of the mentoring artists as part of the No. 3 Road Art Columns Exhibition in 2018. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent apprenticeship with an accomplished practitioner in the field. Each artist 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. Artists with practices in mixed-media, painting, illustration, photography, printmaking, drawing or other visual interdisciplinary practices may apply.

Artist Fee: $1,500 CAD
Eligibility: Artists residing in Richmond, BC
Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:00pm
Installation: Exhibition 12, Part I: February - July 2017, Part II: August 2017 - January 2018

For more information on how to apply please visit www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities