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Opportunities for Artists

The City of Calgary Public Art Program offers a variety of opportunities for local, national and international artists, from emerging to established professionals, as well as numerous ways to stay informed and in touch.

As per the Canada Council for the Arts, we define a professional artist as someone who:

  • has specialized training in visual art (not necessarily in academic institutions) and has produced an independent body of work; 
  • is recognized as such by his or her peers (artists working in the same artistic discipline) and has maintained an independent professional practice for at least three years;
  • is committed to devoting more time to artistic activity, if possible financially, and has had at least three public exhibitions of work in a professional context over a three year period.

Be sure to read each Call to Artists carefully for eligibility criteria and submission requirements. 

Opportunity Submission Deadline Details
Collaboration between the City of Calgary, Loft 112, and Alberta Printmakers ​April 14, 2017
4 p.m. MST
​Seeking up to two professional artists with established literary and / or printmaking and community engagement experience to co-lead a six-week workshop series resulting in the development and execution of temporary utility box artworks on a select corridor. Apply today.
Call for Event Advisory Committee Member ​March 31, 2017

Seeking applications and nominations from qualified volunteers with an interest in the areas of arts and culture, sport, events, tourism, and community animation to serve on the Event Advisory Committee for a three year term. Apply today.

An Auspicious Find
An Auspicious Find by Lori Sobkowich (Prince's Island)
 
 

Artist Contact List

If you are interested in receiving emails about program opportunities and initiatives, please submit your contact information for our Public Art Email Bulletins.

Please note: The City of Calgary cannot assume the responsibility of disseminating information regarding the Public Art Program and its opportunities to artists and/or their organizations. Artists are encouraged to watch for opportunities on this site, in local and national newspapers, and on industry related websites and publications.

Be sure to also "like" us on facebook.com/YYCArtsCulture and follow us on Twitter at @YYCArtsCulture.

Copyright Notice

All photos and images on the City of Calgary Public Art Program website are copyright protected. Please see our copyright notice for more information.​​