Calgary's Public Art Program Chinook Arc by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock (Creative Machines – Technical Consultant) Standing Offer: Public Art Curators Deadline September 30, 2024 Calgary Arts Development is accepting applications from qualified consultants and contractors to join a standing list of curators who may be called up for projects that would benefit from a curatorial process. Community-Run Public Art Microgrants 2023 Recipients Announced Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program. Memorial Parkway Program Lead Artist Applications currently closed Calgary Arts Development is seeking professional artists to join The City of Calgary’s design team for the Memorial Parkway Program. Apply by January 31, 2024. Art for Social Change Public Art Residency Applications currently closed Calgary Arts Development is offering a five-month artist residency focused on the topic of social change. Apply by January 5, 2024. North Central BRT Shelter Artwork 2023 Applications currently closed Calgary Arts Development is partnering with The City of Calgary’s Bus Rapid Transit program to add artworks to new bus rapid transit shelters. Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Program 2023 Applications currently closed The 2023 Community-Run Microgrants are open to community-run organizations including informal groups that define themselves in terms of distinct communities, neighbourhood associations and non-profit organizations. New Centre City Banners Hit the Downtown Core New Centre City Banners designed by Jacqueline Huskisson have been installed throughout the core. The artist used comics and biophilia (a love of nature) to explore the concept of home. Standing Offer: Public Art Project Leads Calgary Arts Development is recruiting multiple Public Art project leads to assist the team in managing and delivering public art projects & programs for artists. 2023 – 2025 Centre City Banner Artists Announced Calgary Arts Development is pleased to announce the next three artists featured in the Centre City Banner Program from 2023 – 2025. About the Public Art program In March 2021, The City of Calgary announced Calgary Arts Development as the future operator for Calgary’s public art program. Since that time, Calgary Arts Development has been working with The City on the transition of the program. Public Art Opportunities Calgary Arts Development is committed to creating opportunities that reflect the rich diversity of the city. All open calls for artists and community opportunities will be posted here. Become an Assessor Calgary Arts Development seeks artists, arts workers, and community members to serve as assessors for our granting and public art programs. Apply now or nominate someone you know. Featured Projects January 23, 2024 Public Art 101 Public Art 101 is a series of professional development workshops designed for artists, community groups and commissioning bodies who would like to learn more about developing a successful public art project. December 14, 2023 Now Touring: Public Art Billboards Public Art on Tour shines a spotlight on artwork from Calgary’s Public Art Collection by making it part of people’s daily commutes. August 14, 2023 Open Spaces: Windows to a View Since 2009, the Open Spaces program has provided exhibition space to local and regional artists while enlivening the Centre Street LRT platform on 7th Ave. between 1st Street SE and Centre Street. June 30, 2023 Centre City Banners – Jacqueline Huskisson (2023 – 2024) The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners displayed on light poles and bridges leading into the core, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district. June 30, 2023 Centre City Banners – Curtis Van Charles (2022 – 2023) The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners displayed on light poles and bridges leading into the core, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district. June 30, 2023 Centre City Banners – Jarett Sitter (2021 – 2022) The Centre City Banner Program engages local artists to create artwork for banners displayed on light poles and bridges leading into the core, acting as gateways to Calgary’s downtown and cultural district.