For Calgarian artists living in a specific area, working in a specific medium, and with art of a specific subject matter, this is quite the submission opportunity.
The City of Calgary is inviting artists who live, work, or have a connection to the Greater Forest Lawn area to submit 2D artwork of international foods to be permanently printed on the glass bus shelters of the 17th Avenue Southeast BRT route.
Up to 26 images could be selected.
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If you’re interested in submitting art for this project, you’ll have to write a one-page statement about your interest in the project and your connection to the Greater Forest Lawn area, as well as submit up to five PDF images of original artwork. All submitted art must fit the theme of international foods.
Art submitted to this call will be judged by a selection panel and chosen artists will be paid $1,500. The deadline for submission is 5 pm on April 6. You can find further details about this call for art here.
As per the requirements put out by the City, a project-specific selection panel will be put together to judge submissions. For this project, they’re going to look at the artists’ submissions themselves as well as the individual pieces they might choose for reproduction.
The scores and rankings of the applications and specific art submissions will be confidential. The applicants will be based on their letter of interests, their demonstrated skill in conceptual, aesthetic, and technical terms, and how well the art meets the project goals.
Those goals are to celebrate the cultural environment, engage people, capture the personality of the site, and better the experience of taking transit in the area.
Also known as International Avenue, 17th Avenue is a solid business district with over 425 business occupying the area. It’s also an area of town with a very diverse population, and the businesses reflect that, with international restaurants and grocery stores.
The City is currently undergoing a project there, making International Avenue a Business Revitalization Zone to promote and improve the community.