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Call to Canadian Artists :: Urban Mural Opportunity (RFP)

The Urban Mural public art competition, open to experienced exterior urban mural artists or teams experienced with community engagement and who reside in Canada, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C).

The Urban Mural is located just north of the new Rogers Place development and east of the MacEwan University LRT station and park. The LRT line under the MacEwan Station park is ventilated by a large 5-sided concrete fresh air vent that stands out prominently against the charcoal grey walls of the Rogers Place Community Rink. The inclusion of urban art on the vent is a perfect opportunity to dynamically add to the “outdoor gallery” developing around Rogers Place and MacEwan LRT station.

Remarkably visible and central, this structure, transformed into a permanent mural–in-the-round, will help to make the park space and areas around the station a downtown destination accessible to all Edmontonians. Therefore it is very important for the imagery to be locally derived, authentic to the communities, as well as embracing the principles of great design and contemporary art-making best practices. The expectation is that imagery will be inspired by, and with, workshop participants as well as the youth artists being mentored by the lead artist(s).

Budget:
$40,000.00 CAD (Maximum. See page 4, Art pportunity and page 5, Budget)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Thursday, August 4, 2016

Successful Candidate Notification:
End of August, 2016

Community Engagement:
Prior to September 23, 2016

Installation Begins:
September 23, 2016

For more information, please email Chelsea Boida, Public Art Officer or call 780.424.2787 ext 229

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites roposals from all potentially interested artists.

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Call to Edmonton Artists :: #YEGCanvas 2016: A Citywide Billboard and LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition (RFP)

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and Pattison Outdoor Advertising present #YEGCANVAS 2016. This highly visible, high profile transitory public art initiative turns the city of Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting the work of 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 2016: A Citywide Billboard and 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 2016 will run from November 2016 to April 2017.

Artists may submit up to five suitable exisiting 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 five artworks).

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Friday, August 12, 2016

Installation:
Rotating display on 10 billboards and 15 LRT station posters starting November 2016 ending pril 2017.

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.

Please email Robert Harpin, Public Art Officer or phone 780-424-2787 ext. 231 for more information about this Call.

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Call to Canadian Artists :: Nature's Wild Backyard (RFQ)

The Nature’s Wild Backyard public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Canada, is 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 create a two-dimensional visual art installation on the exterior west wall of the Urban Barn within the Urban Farm. This building is the first structure visitors will see when approaching this zone from the south west. The long back wall offers a large and highly visible canvas for an artist or artist team to install a two dimensional artwork. This artwork will enliven the structure while enticing and engaging visitors as they head to the Nature‘s Wild Backyard exhibits.

Budget:
$91,600.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Installation:
Spring/Summer 2018

For more information, please email Andrea Bowes, Public Art Officer or phone (780) 424–2787 ext 230

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists.

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Request for Portfolios - Under $20,000 (CAD)

This is an open call to artists living in Edmonton and the Province of Alberta, and is issued by the Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton for public art projects under $20,000.00 as they arise.

This is not a specific call for projects, it is a request to keep your portfolio on file at the EAC to be eligible for these projects.

This portfolio opportunity is ideal for emerging artists, and is inclusive of all genres, mediums and styles - we seek portfolios highlighting 2-D and 3-D work.

To apply, please submit a complete portfolio and information as requested in the information package.

The EAC acknowledges growth in artistic careers and encourages those artists who already have a portfolio on file to update it every 2 years.

For more information, please email Robert Harpin, Public Art Officer,  or phone: 780.424.2787 ext 231

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists.

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