Calgary's Public Art Program Chinook Arc by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock (Creative Machines – Technical Consultant) 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. Centre City Banner Program – Information Session Online Applying to the Centre City Banners Program? Calgary Arts Development is pleased to offer this online and on-demand information session. Centre City Banner Program 2023 – 2025 Applications currently closed Calgary Arts Development and The City of Calgary are seeking artists to design banner artworks for streetlight poles on six bridges and streets in the downtown area. Jarett Sitter selected as Chinatown Mural artist Local artist Jarett Sitter has been selected to design a mural in the Chinatown area. Sitter was chosen by an independent selection committee to design the project. 2021 Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant Recipients Calgary Arts Development has selected four projects to receive funding from our first Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant program. 2021 Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Recipients Calgary Arts Development is proud to announce the 11 recipients of our first Community-Run Public Art Microgrant program. 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 May 2, 2023 Renfrew Community Association South Patio Wall Mural With a theme of whimsey, joy, beauty and hope, artist Billie Rae Busby created a mural in his signature abstract landscape style. Busby developed her design by interviewing staff at the nearby Stanley Jones School. May 2, 2023 Spring (Qing Ming) Festival 2022 Qing Ming is a time to honour ancestors, celebrate family bonds and herald the arrival of spring. Visitors were treated to sample teas, plant workshops, music, arts and a scroll exhibition, which gave a glimpse into everyday life in ancient China. May 2, 2023 Nose Hill Entrance Mural With guidance from Blackfoot Elders Cindy Daniels and Rod Scout, artist Tiffany Wollman painted plants and flowers meaningful to the Blackfoot people in phase one of the project which started in 2020. May 2, 2023 Moving Pictures Kitchen Feminism Art Society worked with eight women from diverse backgrounds to collaborate on a series of images and short videos to explore the ways in which women’s societal roles have been “rolled back in time” as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. May 2, 2023 Dim Sum Sends Artist Yiting Hui’s mural used food as a whimsical way to tell a story about the confluence of cultures in Canada. May 2, 2023 Mother Nature Reclaims What Belongs to Her Under generations of development under the Bow Trail overpass, artist duo NASARIMBA discovered a community skate park has grown and developed using bridge architecture and salvaged building materials. Among this brutalist architecture, the duo created a mural.