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Call to Artists :: The Orange Hub Rehabilitation Public Art Project

Orange Hub

The Edmonton Arts Council, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed on the west façade of the new parkade as part of The Orange Hub rehabilitation project.

The selected artist or artist team may conduct research and engage with The Orange Hub community when developing concepts for The Orange Hub Public Art Project. If it is relevant to your process, you may include your preliminary ideas for research and engagement in your submission.
Orange Hub Parkade Project Description
The artwork will face 156 St. at 100 Ave. The selected artist will utilize the parkade’s double layer chain link façade as a canvas, directly incorporating their work onto the façade. Artworks will be installed on the outermost layer of chain link. Attachment methods will be approved by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton prior to artwork installation. The selected artist is responsible for all aspects of designing and installing their artwork.
Submission deadline: Monday, June 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm MST
Budget: Artwork Commission $85,000
Eligibility: Open to local and national professional artists and artist teams/collectives who reside in Canada.
Artwork installation: Spring 2024

Submission Process
Submit through EAC’s online portal at eac.smartsimple.ca.

  • Complete (or update) an Individual profile in the online portal eac.smartsimple.ca. This is required by whomever is submitting the application (the primary applicant).
  • Once a profile has been made, The Orange Hub Public Art Project application form will be available in SmartSimple under the “Open Opportunities” icon. If the applicant already has a profile, The Orange Hub Public Art Project application will be visible.
  • If the application is for a team or collective, all named members of the team will need individual profiles in SmartSimple by the application deadline.
If you have any questions about the SmartSimple registration process, please contact support@edmontonarts.ca.
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Access Support
The EAC offers the opportunity for artists submitting to this public art call to have their draft submission reviewed before the deadline. If you would like someone to review your draft, please email support@edmontonarts.ca no later than 10 business days before the deadline. The EAC may not be able to accommodate requests for review made after this time.

Those facing barriers while completing their application may be eligible for Access Support. A barrier can include, but is not limited to, language, culture, physical or cognitive limitations, or any inequity that may complicate completing an application. This support provides funding for specialized assistance with the artists’ application. This could include hiring a typist, interpreter, translator, or other type of support worker to help with submitting a clear and accurate application. Normally, professional grant writers are not supported by this program unless they are assisting the artist with a specific barrier. Eligible assistance will be supported up to $500. For more information, contact support@edmontonarts.ca.

The Edmonton Arts Council thanks all applicants in advance and will only be contacting applicants who are invited for interviews. Please email if you wish to follow up on your submission.

Prior to submitting an application for a public art call, please take a moment to review the EAC's Public Art Approach and Draft Public Art Contract. 
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