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Public Art Opportunities

Apply now for two new public art microgrants

Calgary Arts Development is now accepting applications for two new programs - the Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program and the Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant Program.

The community-run program is open to community-run organizations, including informal groups that define themselves in terms of distinct communities, neighborhood associations, and non-profit organizations or charitable organizations. Communities organizations may apply for up to $10,000 to support eligible projects.
For the artist-initiated program, Calgary and area artists, or artist teams, are invited to submit their project ideas to create art in public spaces.

Professionals of all experience levels may apply, and all are encouraged to partner with community associations, businesses or private landowners to explore any form of public art in any part of the city. Artists may apply for up to $40,000 to support eligible projects.

Applications for both programs are now open and will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on October 18, 2021.

Interested in applying? Calgary Arts Development is hosting two public art microgrant information sessions via Zoom on September 15 and October 6.


Calgary Arts Development seeks assessors for Public Art Programs

Calgary Arts Development is seeking artists, arts workers, and community members to serve as selection committee members for their public art program. Assessment committees help to consider grant applications, meet with peers, and contribute to thoughtful conversations around the arts.

Committees are designed to reflect and respect the broad diversity of Calgary and its artistic communities, including but not limited to: artistic discipline, gender, sexuality, age, religion, beliefs, nation, physical, neurological and Mad identities, and more.
Calgary Arts Development provides an honorarium to assessors as a gift to recognize their time.


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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