Town of Canmore

Art Calls


2022 Main Street Temporary Art Sculpture Project 

This is an open call for professional artists who live in the Bow River Corridor from Lake Louise, Alberta to Calgary, Alberta to submit a proposal for a temporary public sculpture installation for Canmore’s pedestrianized Main Street.  Only installation-ready sculptures will be considered for lease by the Town of Canmore from May 16, 2022 to Oct. 11, 2022. The Town of Canmore considers public artworks as an important addition to the area, enriching the downtown experience for both residents and visitors.


  pdf 2022 Sculpture Project Description and Submission Form (967 KB)


Budget
Up to $3,000 CDN + GST based on a lease rate of 10% of the value of the artwork monthly
Timeline
Call for Proposalsproposals due no later than 4 p.m. MDT on April 25, 2022 

Installation Date: 
May 16, 2022

Installation Duration: 
May 16 to Oct. 11, 2022
About the Project
From May to October, two blocks of Canmore’s Main Street will be pedestrianized and feature outdoor patios, brightly coloured banners, cozy cafes, restaurants, unique shops, and eclectic galleries. In 2021, the first sculpture in the Main Street temporary sculpture program was installed in Canmore. Ferdinand, a metal work by Canmore artist, Cedar Mueller, captivated residents, and visitors alike and was the subject of thousands of photographs.

Only installation-ready sculptures will be considered for lease by the Town of Canmore from May 16 to Oct. 11, 2022. The Town of Canmore considers public artworks an important addition to the area to enrich the downtown experience for both residents and visitors.
How to Apply
Review the complete pdf project guidelines and application instructions (967 KB)

Submissions must be received by email to 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 4 p.m. MDT on April 25, 2022 
Questions
If you have any questions or need more information about this opportunity, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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