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Artist Roster

The Artist Roster provides a list of pre-selected artists eligible to be contracted for a wide range of public art projects with a budget under $75,000. Artists on the roster are not guaranteed projects and reserve the right to decline any offer presented to them. Opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Permanent or temporary installations
  • Integrated artwork
  • Functional artwork
  • Artist residencies
  • Community programming
  • Light and/or projection
  • New media and digital artwork
  • Artist consultation
  • Tactical urbanism
  • Concept design

Communities or community members who would like to apply to have an artwork in their neighbourhood can fill out an application form. Projects that aren’t initiated or budgeted by The City of Calgary Public Art Program must be funded by the applicant(s).

2017 Artist Roster

These artists are eligible for projects starting in 2017 and 2018.

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Public Art Artist Roster

2016 Artist Roster

These artists are eligible for projects commencing in 2016 and 2017.

Project Background

This initiative grew out of the highly-successful Utility Box Program’s 2015 Artist Roster and 2016 Painted City Roster. They greatly simplified the task of connecting artists to communities and City departments making the process more efficient, economical, and accessible. The roster allowed communities to access pre-selected artist(s) that suited their needs. Artists on the roster were selected for numerous projects across Calgary. A number of artists also gained non-city commissions directly from their inclusion on the roster.