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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Featured Projects

A logo for Public Art 101

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.

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Now Touring: Public Art Billboards

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.

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Open Spaces: Windows to a View

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.

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A series of banners by artist Jarett Sitter.

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.

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