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The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists. We thank all artists for contributing their time and professional work for their initial concept proposal submissions.

PLEASE NOTE: The Edmonton Arts Council Offices will be CLOSED from NOON December 23, 2016 to January 2, 2017 opening on January 3. Public Art Submissions will be received during this period, and a public art officer will contact you during the week of January 2, 2017.

Call to Canadian Indigenous Artists - Valley Line, Mill Woods Stop - Art Glass Transit Shelters

The Art Glass Transit Shelters Mill Woods Stop public srt competition is open to Canadian Indigenous artists or artist teams residing in Canada, and 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 Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, seeks a Canadian Indigenous artist / artist team to integrate site-specific public art in the glass for the Mill Woods Stop shelters. The location is a significant and highly visible public art installation opportunity for artists who can translate their art forms into permanent treatments on the glass that is specified for the shelters.

The Mill Woods area has a complex cultural history. This area was part of the Papaschase (translated as ‘Big Woodpecker' in Cree) Indian Reserve #136. On August 21, 1877, Cree Chief Papaschase signed adhesion to Treaty No. 6 at Fort Edmonton. The reserve covered 65 square kilometers comprising of 42 sections of land, now defined by the major thoroughfares bounding Mill Woods. Following the Riel Rebellion of 1885, many of the inhabitants accepted scrip and were forced off the land; by 1888, the reserve was surrendered and surveyed for agricultural use.

Over the next century, the area evolved from farmland to urban community. The latter part of the 20th century, saw rapid growth and change as immigrants fleeing conflicts worldwide made the community their new home.

Described as an "arrival city," Mill Woods is unique for its diversity of cultures and Indigenous roots.

In a manner that is culturally appropriate to the peoples of this region, artwork concepts should consider the significant cultural heritage and legacy of this area, the rich histories, stories and customs that tell of this place, and Indigenous perspectives of Papaschase.

Budget:
$97,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017

Installation:
Spring 2018

A mandatory workshop will be held for shortlisted artists.

For more information, email Chelsea Boida, Public Art Officer, or call (780) 424–2787 ext. 229

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Call to Edmonton Artists - Yorath House

The Yorath House public art competition, open to professional Artists residing in Edmonton and area, 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 Public Art Program, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an artist or artist team to create an exterior sculpture or sculptural installation for Yorath House. The artwork can be existing in “as new” condition, or a new creation. The sculpture should be of intimate scale to suit the setting on the terrace next to Yorath House. The artwork should address the history of Canadian sculpture of the late 1940s or early 1950s, or the Early Modern architectural style.

The Yorath Residence is a two-storey single-family residence in the River Valley Capitol Hill neighbourhood in southwest Edmonton. The house occupies a 12-acre lot in Buena Vista/Sir Wilfred Laurier Park in the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Yorath House is one of the few residences built outside established neighbourhoods, such as Rossdale and Cloverdale, to remain in the river flats. The house was built in 1949 for Dennis K. Yorath, who was a prominent Alberta businessman and contributor to Edmonton. The single-family home is of Early Modern style and retains its original appearance. it is currently undergoing renovation as a multi-use rental and community facility.

Budget:
$27,000.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Installation:
Spring 2018

For more information, email Robert Harpin, or call (780) 424–2787 ext. 231.

INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Governor’s Boardroom – Prince of Wales Armouries, Second Floor
10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

RSVP is required by December 12, 2016 – the event will be cancelled with low response, to book your place, please email Robert Harpin

City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements.

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Call to Alberta Artists - Dermott Park

The Dermott Park public art competition, open to professional artists residing in Alberta is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy "Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas" (C458C).

Artists are invited to propose artwork that will create a welcoming and playful "feature wall" at the north end of the playground access path. The artwork will cover one face of the low curvilinear wall located there.

The wall is constructed of concrete in a serpentine shape and varies in thickness and angle along its length. The side facing the sand play area features built-in wooden seating.

The artist is asked to use the entire side of the wall opposite the seating, to create a colourful, organic, permanent, and textural artwork.

Budget:
$32,500.00 CAD (maximum, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Monday, January 9, 2017

Installation:
Summer 2017

INFORMATION SESSION

5:00-6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Lestock Lounge - Prince of Wales Armouries, 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB

RSVP is required by December 4, 2016 - the event will be cancelled with low response, please email Public Art Officer, Chelsea Boida

City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements.

Notes from the meeting will be available on this page after the event.

For more information about this call, please contact Chelsea Boida by phone (780) 424-2787 ext. 229 or email

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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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