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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST | CALL FOR CANADIAN ABORIGINAL ARTISTS – EDMONTON’S ABORIGINAL ART PARK

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST | CALL FOR CANADIAN ABORIGINAL ARTISTS – EDMONTON’S ABORIGINAL ART PARK

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The Aboriginal Art Park Public Art Call is open to all Aboriginal artists and artist teams residing in Canada, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Artworks will in some way ‘tell the stories of this place’ and respond to the land within the Aboriginal Art Park and/or the land in the region through an engaged process with Edmonton’s urban Aboriginal communities, Treaty No. 6 First Nations, Métis, local knowledge holders, and/or Elders.

This Expression of Interest includes a two-stage selection process. Shortlisted artists will participate in a site visit and workshop with Curator Candice Hopkins, prior to preparing full proposals.

There are a total of (six) opportunities listed in this call.

Total Budget for (six) opportunities:
$476,000 CAD (maximum, all inclusive) See page 3.

Deadline for Submissions:
4:30 pm Monday, September 28, 2015

Site Visit/Workshop for shortlisted artists:
October 31 –November 1, 2015

Artists Awarded Contracts:
February 2016

All Art Installations:
Fall 2017

For more information, contact the Edmonton Arts Council: phone (780) 424–2787 ext. 229 or email: dsaunders-dahl@edmontonarts.ca

We thank all artists for contributing their time and professional work for their initial Expression of Interest.

If you would like to volunteer to work with the artists and curator during the community engagement process, please email dsaunders-dahl@edmontonarts.ca

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