Northeast Mini Galleries Artwork

Northeast Mini Galleries Artwork

Deadline May 8, 2024

April 1, 2024: Applications open
May 8, 2024: Application deadline (no applications accepted after 4:30pm MT)
May 2024: Evaluation of applications
Mid-June 2024: Notifications of results
End of June 2024: First group of installations
End of October 2024: Second group of installations
End of February 2025: Third group of installations

Program Overview

Calgary City Council noted a lack of public art in northeast Calgary compared to other quadrants, passing a motion on October 13, 2020 to specifically identify and support public art projects in the northeast. The Northeast Public Art Initiative brings several public art projects to Calgary’s northeast communities, supports local artists, enhances northeast neighbourhoods and reflects the people who live in the communities where the art will be located.

This initiative aims to build amazing spaces for people to come together and provides opportunities for local artists to showcase their talent while celebrating the diversity of artforms, people and cultures represented in northeast Calgary.

Northeast Mini Galleries

As a part of this initiative, the Northeast Mini Galleries began in 2023 and showcased 36 local artists, selected by three local art curators. Calgary Arts Development is working with The City of Calgary to transition this successful public art program into our work. 

We welcome artists who live or work and have a strong connection to northeast Calgary/Mohkinsstsis to submit digital images of existing, original two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork that demonstrates how being part of a community impacts your everyday life through shared values, trust and care.  

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.

Information Session

An information session for this program will be held on April 18, 2024, at 3pm over Zoom. Register here.

Two drop-in sessions will also be available to chat with the project lead and ask questions about the program on April 26, 2024, from 10am to 3pm and May 3, 2024, from 10am to 3pm.

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 Tiffany Wollman, Project Lead, at tiffany.wollman@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 ext. 106.

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