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Public Art Calls

The Edmonton Arts Council regularly issues Calls to Artists under the Percent for Art program. Calls can be for local, regional, national or international artists.

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Public Art Guide for Artists 

For artists new to public art commissions, the opportunity can be both exciting and overwhelming. The case studies in this document contain artists’ reflections on working on a commission for Edmonton’s public art collection.

This guide provides information for artists interested in learning more about the EAC's public art program and the proposal process.

View the Edmonton Arts Council's Public Art Guide for Artists online, or download the pdf here:


Building A Public Art Proposal Workbook

This workbook provides a step-by-step guide to creating submissions to the Edmonton Arts Council's Public Art Calls. Artist statements, biographies, C.V. creation, visual documentation lists and budgets are included.

This resource is intended for emerging artists or those new to public art practice.

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Materials & Fabrication Handbook

This resource, compiled by ArtsWA (Washington State Arts Commission), is widely consulted by artists and conservators throughout North America.

"The information in this handbook is provided to aid artists in designing their projects from conception through installation, while considering long-term maintenance and future conservation issues. The handbook is organized by material type with sub-sections discussing environmental concerns, fabrication techniques, and design considerations."

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