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Opportunities for Artists

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

International Avenue Public Art project: Call to Emerging Artists

The City of Calgary Public Art Program invites emerging artists or artist teams to submit qualifications to develop artistic concepts for International Avenue (17 Avenue SE, between 26 Street SE and Hubalta Road). We are seeking emerging artists who are looking to expand their practice to the public realm, and have ties to Calgary and the Greater Forest Lawn area. Up to three artists/artist teams will be selected.

Please see the RFQ below for more information and details on how to apply. Artists will be hired based on qualifications and past experience. Please DO NOT submit a project proposal / design concepts or prices at this time.

Submission deadline: 5:00 pm MST on Friday, October 11, 2019.

RFQ – Emerging Artists

Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency

The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is an opportunity for professional artists to be embedded in Calgary Chinatown, exploring its rich history and culture while engaging with the community as they look to envision the future of the area. This residency aims to support contemporary art practices and facilitate conversations and engagement with the Calgary Chinatown community.

The selected artists will broadly explore the history, culture, built environment, social and political issues relevant to Calgary Chinatown through an intensive 5-day program hosted in November that will highlight different aspects of Calgary Chinatown’s identity. Following this programmed week artists will be invited back for a 3-month residency to build relationships, research and develop new work in relation to the focus of this residency.

The Calgary Chinatown Artist Residency is a partnership between The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program and The New Gallery. Artists will be supported with the time, space and resources to participate in this residency, with up to three artists being selected to participate.

The 5-day programmed week will take place from November 18 -22, 2019 with the 3-month residency beginning in Q2 2020 (exact start date negotiable with artist’s availability).

Submission deadline - September 9

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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.

Definition of a Professional Artist - Canadian Council for the Arts​

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