Deadline: June 1, 2017
The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), on behalf of the City of Edmonton, requests applications from Edmonton-based arts professionals and arts-oriented community members to be included on our Public Art Selection Committee roster. Selection Committees reflect the full diversity of the City of Edmonton, including members of the city’s Indigenous and culturally diverse communities, and artists at all career levels.
Public Art Selection Committees play a vital role in the Public Art commissioning process. Committee members serve as evaluators, providing recommendations for each public artwork commissioned through the City of Edmonton Policy C458B – “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas”.
Many submissions are reviewed each year. The EAC attempts to engage a wide spectrum of artists and community in this process. Selection Committees typically review all submitted artist proposals and project descriptions, as well as support material for suitability, relevance, and quality.
Community Representatives are residents living adjacent or close to specific municipal projects qualifying for the Percent for Art program. These individuals generally possess a demonstrated understanding of, and appreciation for, visual art, and public art. Their knowledge of their community – cultural and socio-economic – helps to ensure the selection of relevant public art.
All Selection Committee members should be capable of providing critical analyses of artists’ qualifications, and suitability of proposals to the site or surrounding area.
Application Process: Please submit a letter of interest that details your professional experience in and/or understanding of visual art and design as well as an up to date curriculum vitae (C.V.), via email, Please indicate where you work and/or live so that staff may place you on an appropriate selection committee. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org