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New provincial guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 will take effect at our recreation facilities on Friday, November 27. These restrictions include limits on capacity and permitted activities. City-operated facilities remain open for pre-booked appointments and individual bookings.

Public Art Opportunities

Funding for artist-initiated projects

Are you a professional Calgary and area artist? Do you have an idea for a public art project? Submit your project ideas to create art in public spaces in any part of the city. You may be eligible to receive up to $30,000 in funding to support the completion of your project. Applications will be accepted until November 26, 2020. Learn more about our call for artist-initiated public art project funding.

Acts of Care public art residency

The Alberta Public Art Network is looking for interested artists to participate in a 4-month remote artist residency, focused on the topic Acts of Care. This opportunity is open to professional artists of all disciplines residing in Alberta. Individual artists or artist teams/collectives may apply.

The submission deadline is November 19, 2020. Learn more about the opportunity and how to apply.

RFP open for transition of public art program

Organizations can now submit their interest to transition the new public art program through the open Request for Proposal (RFP). Proponent questions must be submitted to The City on or before the Deadline for Proponent Questions by using the "Q&A Tab" in the online system. Competition closes December 30, 2020. Learn more about the new direction for public art.

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.

Public Art Resources

Check out more community and artist resources​.

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

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