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City of CalgaryCall to Artists Print Media and Literary Leads

Collaboration between the City of Calgary, Loft 112, and Alberta Printmakers

Deadline: April 14, 2017 • 4 p.m. MST

Seeking up to two professional artists with established literary and / or printmaking and community engagement experience to co-lead a six-week workshop series resulting in the development and execution of temporary utility box artworks on a select corridor.

Apply today.

The intention of this Call to Artists is to select artists based on qualifications, experience and references. Design concepts and prices are not required.

The City of Calgary Public Art Program in collaboration with Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 are seeking up to two professional artists with established literary and / or printmaking and community engagement experience to co-lead a six-week workshop series resulting in the development and execution of temporary utility box artworks on a select corridor.

The Public Art Program has a vision to build a diverse collection and encourages artists working in suitable media to apply. Safety, durability, low maintenance, vandalism resistance and exposure to sunlight and variations in temperature and weather conditions must be considered due to the public nature and usage of the boxes. Artists should have experience working in public spaces, be able to work within the existing parameters of the site, be able to work collaboratively and have a history of working within set budgets. Previous experience with successful community engagement is required.

The all-inclusive lead artist budget for this project is C$10 000 per lead artist (printmaking, literary)

The submission deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. MST. No extensions will be granted and late submissions will not be considered. Please read the full call to artists to ensure compliancy with submission requirements. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Disbursements will be made throughout the project as per a negotiated schedule of deliverables. The project will be awarded through a two-stage selection panel process. Stage one to short list based on qualifications and stage two for interviews.

Utility Box Program Background 

The Utility Box Program started in 2010 as a pilot project initiated by The City of Calgary Roads. Initially conceived as a highly successful graffiti abatement measure, widespread popularity enabled the program to grow and become permanent in 2011. The City is now expanding the opportunity to include community partners and engage more artists and citizens. Since 2010, over 200 utility box public artworks have been created by local artists throughout Calgary. In 2015 the program took a corridor approach to create a stronger presence in communities. Those corridors are selected by the project team on a priority and accessibility basis.

The Utility Box Program is designed to use the funding for regular lifecycle maintenance of City assets in a creative way. Working with student artists, professional artists and community groups, theCall to Artists Print Media and Literary Leads A collaboration between the City of Calgary, Loft 112 and Alberta Printmakers The intention of this Call to Artists is to select artists based on qualifications, experience and references. Design concepts and prices are not required. The City of Calgary Public Art Program in collaboration with Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 are seeking up to two professional artists with established literary and / or printmaking and community engagement experience to co-lead a six-week workshop series resulting in the development and execution of temporary utility box artworks on a select corridor.

The Public Art Program has a vision to build a diverse collection and encourages artists working in suitable media to apply. Safety, durability, low maintenance, vandalism resistance and exposure to sunlight and variations in temperature and weather conditions must be considered due to the public nature and usage of the boxes. Artists should have experience working in public spaces, be able to work within the existing parameters of the site, be able to work collaboratively and have a history of working within set budgets. Previous experience with successful community engagement is required. The all-inclusive lead artist budget for this project is C$10 000 per lead artist (printmaking, literary)

The submission deadline is Thursday, April 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. MST. No extensions will be granted and late submissions will not be considered.

Please read the full call to artists to ensure compliancy with submission requirements. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Disbursements will be made throughout the project as per a negotiated schedule of deliverables. The project will be awarded through a two-stage selection panel process. Stage one to short list based on qualifications and stage two for interviews.

Utility Box Program Background

The Utility Box Program started in 2010 as a pilot project initiated by The City of Calgary Roads. Initially conceived as a highly successful graffiti abatement measure, widespread popularity enabled the program to grow and become permanent in 2011. The City is now expanding the opportunity to include community partners and engage more artists and citizens. Since 2010, over 200 utility box public artworks have been created by local artists throughout Calgary. In 2015 the program took a corridor approach to create a stronger presence in communities. Those corridors are selected by the project team on a priority and accessibility basis. The Utility Box Program is designed to use the funding for regular lifecycle maintenance of City assets in a creative way. Working with student artists, professional artists and community groups, the program allows for these street-level artworks to add vibrancy to our cityscape, while creating a sense of place and identity for communities. These public artworks are not intended to be permanent but as a temporary canvas through which artists and community members can express themselves and their identity.

 

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