Call for Indigenous Artists

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Call for Indigenous Artists

Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project

Request for Qualifications deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 11:59pm MT

Artwork commission budget: $280,000

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an Indigenous artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed in a pocket park as part of the Metro Line LRT expansion at NAIT.

The pocket park has been identified as an ideal space to showcase the work of an Indigenous artist or artist team.

The project aligns with the City of Edmonton’s Indigenous Framework Commitment # 3: To identify and implement ways to make City spaces and buildings welcoming and safe for Indigenous Peoples and ensure they can see themselves reflected in the City’s spaces and places.

Working with the project team, the selected artist has the opportunity to create an artwork as well as have input in the overall design of the pocket park in which the artwork will be installed. Mediums could include, but are not limited to, sculpture, sculptural installation or land art.

Submissions will be accepted through the EAC’s online portal, SmartSimple

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Selection process

The commissioned artist or artist team will be chosen through a two-stage selection process. A selection committee will select up to three applicants for the interview process. Each artist will provide contact information for three references. Artists selected for the interview process will be asked to create a brief 10 to 15 minute presentation of their portfolio that illustrates their creative processes, ability to manage projects, learnings from previous experiences, and working as part of a team. The artist will be paid a preparation fee for their presentation. The selection committee will have the opportunity to follow up with questions after the presentation. Following the interviews, one artist or artist team will be selected. The Selection Committee is under no obligation to choose any finalists. All decisions of the Selection Committee are final. The City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Arts Council reserve the rights to revoke the public art call and/​or public art project.

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