Call for Expressions of Interest: igNIGHT 2023 – Art Illuminated

Call for Expressions of Interest:
igNIGHT – Art Illuminated
Public Art Wood Buffalo

igNIGHT is seeking lead artists of all disciplines! From performing, visual, new media and beyond, this opportunity is open to all who can align a project with the curatorial theme, offer mentorship opportunities and deliver the project for the duration of the 10-day exhibition.

The 2023 edition of igNIGHT is focused on building a collaborative community and providing mentorship opportunities for local creatives to work with lead artists or collectives. Together they will deliver a final piece that uses light at the heart of the artwork and aligns with the theme of Transportation.

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About igNIGHT Art Illuminated
igNIGHT is a 10-day temporary public art exhibition that aims to engage the interest and imagination of the public using illuminated artworks at the heart of the exhibition. The inaugural exhibition took place in 2014 and 2023 marks the 7th edition of igNIGHT and will occur from October 13-22, 2023.

Curatorial Theme: Transportation
In a world that is constantly changing, transportation is the consistent link connecting us all.

Humans are innately nomadic and transportation over land, water, sky and now space has continuously evolved. From moving goods using a horse drawn carriage to air dropping by drone, humans are always engineering methods that optimize getting from one place to another.

In the future, it is expected that transportation will become much faster, safer, and more sustainable. Methods for getting from point A to point B may not yet be known to our current world!

igNIGHT invites artists to explore this theme and think how they can work collaboratively to build a final installation to be exhibited from October 13-22, 2023.

“There are so many ways to interpret this underlying theme. From the transport of light, sound or physical beings, the possibilities are endless. Transport us with your vision!”– Sharon Heading, Public Art Committee

Exhibition Location: Kiyām Community Park
Location Address: Corner of Franklin Avenue & Main Street, downtown Fort McMurray

Site Information: Renovations to this community park space set to be complete in early 2023, Kiyām Community Park has been designed as a gathering space for casual events, micro-businesses and includes a playground and basketball court. This plaza has ample outlets spread throughout and is equipped to carry the power load of a variety of creative installations. For more information about this space, please visit

Join the Information Session to learn more!
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 6 p.m. (MST)
How to attend: Microsoft Teams virtual information session

Join us for a virtual information session aimed at inspiring artist submissions. Discussions will include a deeper exploration of the design theme, site information and additional resources to support the application process.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Deadline for applications
Complete submissions must be received by 3pm on Thursday, April 20, 2023

Submissions will only be accepted by email to Please reference igNIGHT 2023 in all communications.

Call Pulse at 780-743-7000 or toll free at 1-800-973-9663, or email Public Art Wood Buffalo directly at