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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.

Street Art Program for Youth

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays - July 4th to August 15th, 2018 - 4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Holy Angels School - 2105 Cliff St SW
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018
Learn more about the program and registration details.

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 and follow us on Twitter at @YYCArtsCulture.

What is a professional artist?

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.

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.​​​​