Calgary's Public Art Program

Chinook Arc by Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock (Creative Machines – Technical Consultant)

Centre City Banner Program 2023 – 2025

Deadline August 16, 2022

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.

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Six banners of outdoor locations near Calgary by artist Curtis Sorensen

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.

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Community-Run Public Art Microgrant

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.

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Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant

Artist-Initiated Public Art Microgrant

This microgrant program recognizes that public art opportunities can come from grassroots ideas that are initiated by professional artists.

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The Centre City Banner Program – Jarret Sitter (2021 – 2022)

The Centre City Banner Program – Jarret 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.

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