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 three-year 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 July 4, 2022 The Centre City Banner Program 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. July 1, 2022 Community-Run Public Art Microgrant Recognizing that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated and led by communities, Calgary Arts Development invites proposals for community-run public art projects. The program is intended to promote economic revitalization in the city of Calgary. July 1, 2022 Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant This microgrant program recognizes that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated by professional artists. July 1, 2022 The Centre City Banner Program – Jarett Sitter (2021 – 2022) When Jarett first began the process for the banner project, he was thinking a lot about Alberta wildlife and the different environments they live in. As the year 2020 went on, things got weirder, quarantines went into effect and people became more isolated. It became increasingly important to him to create something that could bring a sense of happiness to people who would see the banners.