Public art opportunities

Stoney Nakoda art call for City Council Chambers

We are looking to commission one large Stoney Nakoda textile artwork by a female or Two-Spirit artist of any gender to exhibit in Calgary’s City Council Chambers. This artwork must be a textile such as beadwork, quillwork, weaving, felting, applique, or another textile.

Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations artists are encouraged to apply. Later this year we will also issue artist calls for other Treaty 7 Nations and Metis Nation Region 3.

The Council Chambers Indigenous art initiative aims to celebrate Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people of any gender and centers those who should be most protected and honoured in our communities. Art by the first peoples of Wîchîspa Oyade hung prominently in the place where City Council meets to make decisions will serve as a reminder that Indigenous people lived on this land long before Scottish settlers named it Calgary, and that every Calgarian has a role to play in acknowledging the past and working toward a brighter future.

Questions?

If you have questions about applying for this opportunity, email Cheyenne Naatoiyiki McGinnis.

Attend a free, artist information session. Details on locations and times will be provided when confirmed.

  • September 29, 2022
  • October 27, 2022
  • November 24, 2022
  • December 15, 2022

To attend a session, email Cheyenne Naatoiyiki McGinnis

Deadline for artists submissions is Monday, January 9, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. MST. 

Please note: This website promotes public art opportunities initiated by The City of Calgary. Artists are also encouraged to watch for opportunities on the Calgary Arts Development classified page, in local and national newspapers and on industry related job boards and websites.

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

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