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Opportunities for Artists

Our Public Art Program offers a variety of opportunities for professional artists.

What is a professional artist?

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

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

Artist Contact List

Keep up to date with program opportunities and initiatives through our Public Art Email Bulletins.

Please note: Artists are encouraged to watch for opportunities on this site, in local and national newspapers, and on industry related websites and publications. 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.

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