National Indigenous History Month Call for Artists

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National Indigenous History Month Call for Artists

Application deadline: March 22, 2024
Remuneration: Artist fee for service is $50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours.

The Calgary Public Library seeks a First Nations, Metis or Inuit artist to create an 11 X 17 poster where elements of the design can be broken out into other promotional assets including web and social media for the purpose of advertising the library’s programs and events for National Indigenous History Month 2024. All Indigenous artists with a connection to Calgary, particularly those with connection to the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), Stoney-Nakoda (Chiniki, Good Stoney and Bearspaw), and TsuuT’ina Nations, Calgary’s urban Indigenous community, and Otipemisiwak Metis Government of Districts 5 & 6 are encouraged to apply. The parameters of this project ensure that the art featured in the poster comes from knowledge and understanding of the significant cultural heritage and legacy of Indigenous people. We invite artists to bring their Indigenous identities, histories, cultures, languages and traditional ways of knowing to the public through this library project.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Self-identify as a First Nations, Metis or Inuit artist/illustrator and is recognized as such by artists/illustrators working in the same artistic tradition
  • Actively practices their art

Application Criteria:

  • Artist statement/bio (100 words or fewer)
  • Resume or CV (PDF) including full mailing address, email address and phone number
  • Submission of any two or three still medium works from artist’s current portfolio
  • Website/Online portfolio address, showcasing examples of artwork (optional)

The successful candidate will be selected by a committee.

Please submit applications to

Application deadline: March 22, 2024.

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