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Call to Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan Artists :: Civic Precinct Child-Friendly Initiative (EOI)

The Civic Precinct public art competition, open to professional artists and artist teams residing in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy "Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas" (C458C).

This opportunity is a three-step process to be a consultant, design and build:

  • Step 1 - artist works as a consultant working with the project team to engage with stakeholders and collaborate meaningfully with children to develop an overall concept or child-friendly public art.
  • Step 2 - artist is embedded within the design team to develop artistic enhancements to the Churchill Square East Gardens renovation plans to create inviting and accessible spaces for play.
  • Step 3 - artist is offered the opportunity to create a welcoming child-friendly permanent public artwork(s) for Centennial Plaza behind the Stanley A. Milner Library.


  • Step 1 - Consultation Fee $30,500 (max, all inclusive)
  • Step 2 - Artist Design Fee $15,000 (max, all inclusive)
  • Step 2&3 - Two Public Art Project Opportunities for Churchill Square East Gardens and Centennial Plaza,TBD $210,000.00-$264,000.00 (max, all inclusive)

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 PM MDST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

For more information, please contact Grace Law, Public Art Officer
p: 780.424.2787 ext. 230 e: glaw@edmontonarts.ca

An INFORMATION SESSION will be held on: Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lestock Lounge (Room 218B) - Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre,
10440-108 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Notes from the Info Session will be posted on this page.

RSVP is required to Grace Law (above) by Monday, April 1, 2019 - the event will be cancelled with low response.
City of Edmonton & EAC Public Art personnel will outline the specifics of the project and requirements.

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Call to Edmonton Artists :: YEGCanvas in Transit (RFP)

YEGCanvas in Transit is a temporary public art exhibition coordinated in partnership with Pattison Outdoor Advertising. Artworks by emerging, Indigenous, and racialized Edmonton-based artists will be displayed in a variety of platforms including LRT stations and cars, and buses.

This Call is restricted to artists who have not been featured in past iterations of YEGCanvas.

YEGCanvas in Transit will run from April 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020

The project is part of the Edmonton Arts Council's ongoing efforts to amplify the work of visual artists living and working within the Greater Edmonton Metropolitan Region.

$750 per artist (maximum, all inclusive)
*artists may submit one (1) image per location , OR ne image formatted to suit the location(s) for which they wish to be considered

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 PM on Friday, March 22, 2019

May 1, 2019 + throughout 2019/2020

For more information, please contact:
Grace Law, Public Art Officer
p: 780.424.2787 ext. 230 e: glaw@edmontonarts.ca

Click here to Download the Call

Click here to Download notes from the February 27 information session

Call for Applicants :: Edmonton Arts Council Public Art Selection Committee Roster

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), on behalf of the City of Edmonton, requests applications from Edmonton-based arts professionals and arts-oriented community members to be included on our Public Art Selection Committee roster. Selection Committees reflect the full diversity of the City of Edmonton, including members of the city's Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, and artists at all career levels.

Public Art Selection Committees play a vital role in the Public Art commissioning process. Committee members serve as evaluators, providing recommendations for each public artwork commissioned through the City of Edmonton Policy C458B - "Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas".

Many submissions are reviewed each year. The EAC attempts to engage a wide spectrum of artists and community in this process. Selection Committees typically review all submitted artist proposals and project descriptions, as well as support material for suitability, relevance, and quality

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