Call to Artists: Centre City Banners

Calgary Arts Development and The City of Calgary invite artists to apply to design banner artworks to be installed on streetlight poles on six bridges and streets in the downtown area. Up to three artists will be selected through this Call to Artists. Each artist will create six original designs, which will be displayed on banners across the city for approximately one year. Selected artists will work collaboratively with Calgary Arts Development and The City of Calgary to develop a concept that considers different characteristics of Calgary, and the communities in which the banners will be displayed. This Call is open to visual artists residing within the City of Calgary (or surrounding areas within a 75 km radius and strong connections to Calgary).

The Centre City Banner Program is an initiative led by The City of Calgary’s Downtown Strategy with assistance from The City of Calgary’s Public Art Program. Since 2008, this program has provided local artists with an opportunity to create banner artwork that has contributed to the vitality and attractiveness of Calgary’s urban core. As part of the ‘new direction for public art,’ Calgary Arts Development will work with The City of Calgary to run the 2023–2025 Call to Artists.

Artist Information Sessions will take place July 19, 2022 at 10:00am and August 2, 2022 at 6:00pm, register at eventbrite.
Submission deadline is August 16, 2022 by 4:00pm MT.

ASL translation will be provided at both sessions. Designs will be installed between 2023–2025.

Download the Call to Artists as a PDF.

Questions? Please email publicart@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or visit Calgary Arts Development for more information.

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