Memorial Parkway Program Lead Artist

Memorial Parkway Program Lead Artist

Applications closed

Updated January 17, 2024: The deadline for this program has been extended to January 31, 2024. The original deadline was January 26, 2024.

December 18, 2023: Applications open
January 31, 2024 (updated): Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
February 2024: Evaluation of applications
Late February 2024: Notification of results

Program Overview

Calgary Arts Development is seeking professional artists to join The City of Calgary’s design team for the Memorial Parkway Program.

Being brought into the design team at this stage of the project could facilitate the integration of artworks into the flood barrier or nearby pathway system, or the development of art concepts for multiple unique opportunities anchoring a public art program that stretches along the north bank of the Bow River, between Centre St. and 14 St. NW.

  • The lead artist(s) drives the implementation of the Memorial Parkway public art project and is responsible to lead delivery of the creative vision.
  • The lead artist(s) may also develop concepts that involve or incorporate collaborations with other artists.
  • The lead artist(s) works in conjunction with the Calgary Arts Development Public Art Project Lead, the Memorial Parkway Program team and others with internal and external relationships to the project.

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Need Help Applying?

We recognize that barriers within the arts community exist, particularly for equity seeking communities, and that there are many unique entry points into an artistic practice and career in the arts. If you are unsure about eligibility, please reach out to discuss this with the program specialist before applying. You’ll also find answers to some common questions in our Investment Program FAQ.

There are two policies available for potential applicants who may need accommodations or assistance to apply to this program, such as translating program guidelines and applications. These policies are available to potential applicants even if they decide not to apply to the program.

  • An Accommodation & Accessibility Policy for potential applicants who experience barriers to access, to develop accommodations that suit their abilities and situations.
  • The Application Assistance Policy for eligible applicants to alleviate some of the financial costs associated with preparing and submitting an application.

Calgary Arts Development is committed to open, fair and transparent processes. If you have any questions, want help with feedback on your application or if it’s your first time applying, please don’t hesitate to contact the program specialist as early as you can to ensure they can provide the best support possible. Staff can provide feedback on your application up to 10 days before application deadlines.


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Information Session

An information session for this program was held on January 8, 2024, from 1 – 2:30pm over Zoom and is now available online.

The purpose of these sessions is to provide more context about the program, including specific goals and criteria. It will also provide some approaches, examples and questions that might be helpful to consider when determining if you will apply and how best to do so.



If you have any questions or need help completing an application, please contact Alex Lingnau, Project Lead, at or 403.264.5330.

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