Call to Edmonton Artists, #YEGCanvas 2017, Deadline: July 28

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YegCanvas-fullCall to Edmonton Artists, #YEGCanvas 2017 – a Citywide Billboard & LRT Station-based Art Exhibition

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) and Pattison Outdoor Advertising present #YEGCANVAS 2017. This highly visible, high-profile transitory public art initiative turns the city of Edmonton into an urban gallery exhibiting works by Edmonton-area emerging, Indigenous, and multicultural artists, craftspeople, and artisans. #YEGCANVAS is an entry point for artists who have had little opportunity to participate in public art or exhibit in the Edmonton area.

#YEGCANVAS 2017 – a  Citywide Billboard & LRT Station-Based Art Exhibition will feature 45 works of art displayed on billboards and LRT station transit posters throughout the City of Edmonton. Up to 45 artists will be selected for this exhibition, and their artwork will be shown on 10 billboards and 15 LRT station transit posters located throughout Edmonton. #YEGCANVAS 2017 will run from October 30, 2017 to April 15, 2018.

Artists may submit up to three suitable existing artworks, or new work created for consideration. All works must be original to the artist.

$500 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) per image – artists may submit up to three artworks.

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm on Friday, July 28, 2017

Rotating display on 10 billboards and 15 LRT station posters starting October 30, 2017 ending April 15, 2018.

This opportunity is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C) and the “Public Art Transitory Program”.

The Edmonton Arts Council is committed to equity in all aspects of its work, and invites proposals from all potentially interested artists.


Click Here to Download the Call


For more information, contact the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 424–2787 or e-mail:


Wednesday, July 05, 2017, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts 
9225 118 Avenue NW 
RSVP is required by Friday, June 30, 2017 – the event will be cancelled with low response, please email Grace Law at or phone 780-424-2787 ext. 230


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