Applications Open: Utility Box Public Art Program

A utility box wrapped with artwork of a musician strumming a guitar, in shades of blue
Utility Box by Scott Clark

Applications Open: Utility Box Public Art Program

Applications are now open for the Utility Box Public Art program.

The program works with communities and artists to create temporary artworks on local utility boxes. Since 2010, more than 200 utility box public artworks have been created by local artists, students and community partners throughout Calgary.  

Temporary works of art can add interest and creativity to our street corners. They create a sense of place and identity for communities and help prevent graffiti. 

Each year, 20 to 40 utility boxes are selected, based on criteria including location, project goals and viability. Calgary Arts Development provides support and guidance in the process, but applicants should be prepared to oversee design and installation.

To be considered for the next intake, please apply by May 31, 2024. 

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