|Green Footprints Project by Patricia Lortie, Rasha Amen and Bill|
Opportunities for artists
Artists Working in Community is an eight-week course designed for professional artists to explore and develop a community-based public art practice. Artists will propose a project for the Sheldon M. Chumir Centre (2016’s community partner) that involves the public in the design/making of the project.
The proposals will be presented at an open community selection panel session and seven will be chosen to be completed.
Check out the call to artists to learn more including how to apply.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at 10 a.m.Painted City artist roster
|Artist: Ricole Fedyna|
We’re looking for artists to include on a roster eligible to create artworks for any Painted City opportunities. Full call to artists here.
The deadline to apply for the roster is Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 at 4 p.m.Print Media Lead Artist
To help develop an interest in creating public art in Calgary, the Utility Box Program and the Alberta Printmakers are joining efforts to create a mentorship program. This program has a lead artist with expertise in printmaking who will help up to 10 members of the Alberta Printmakers learn and develop new techniques.
The group will apply what they’ve learned by creating artworks for a pre-selected group of utility boxes, working with the local community to create art that is meaningful to them.
We’re looking for a lead artist for the partnership, with a call open to both local artists and those outside Calgary.
Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 4 p.m.
|Artist Mark Eadie from Ink Smashed working on Print It Large|
Public Art Program Mentorships
As part of our commitment to provide a variety of opportunities for emerging public artists we will be offering up to five mentorship opportunities from June to December 2016.
These opportunities are designed to provide professional development for artists interested in pursuing a public art practice. Those chosen will have the chance to work with professional, world-renowned public artists working on large-scale projects in Calgary. They will have one-on-one meetings, shadow and assist their mentor when possible.
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Reputation for award-winning public art
Calgary has seen a number of major benefits from supporting art and artists. This includes being named one of the top 52 places to visit in 2014 by the News York Times (number 17) because of our reputation for award-winning public art.
Submitted by Lauren Greschner, Recreation