Call for Indigenous Artists: Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project, Edmonton

Call for Indigenous Artists:
Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC), on behalf of the City of Edmonton, is seeking an Indigenous artist or artist team to create an artwork to be installed in a pocket park as part of the Metro Line LRT expansion at NAIT.

Request for Qualifications Deadline: October 3, 2023, at 11:59 pm
Artwork Commission Budget: $280,000

Project Description

Working with the City of Edmonton, the EAC identified the pocket park adjacent to the Metro Line LRT expansion as an ideal space to showcase the work of an Indigenous artist or artist team. The project aligns with the City of Edmonton’s Indigenous Framework Commitment # 3: ​“to identify and implement ways to make City spaces and buildings welcoming and safe for Indigenous Peoples and ensure they can see themselves reflected in the City’s spaces and places.”

The artwork, located next to NAIT, will face Princess Elizabeth Avenue (across from Kingsway Mall). The selected artist will propose an artwork to be approved by the EAC, stakeholders, and the City of Edmonton prior to artwork installation. The selected artist is responsible for all aspects of designing and installing their artwork.

Working with the project team, the selected artist has the opportunity to create an artwork as well as have input in the overall design of the pocket park in which the artwork will be installed. Mediums could include, but are not limited to, sculpture, sculptural installation, or land art. If the artwork requires power, access to 120 Volt power is available. Please note, some areas of the pocket park have significant infrastructure located below the ground, artwork foundations or piles will need to be developed with input from the project team.

The Metro Line Northwest corridor will extend the existing line from NAIT, through Blatchford, then north to 113A street where it will connect to key activity centres including Griesbach. The line will continue north along 113A Street until the proposed Castle Downs Transit Centre at 153 Avenue, and then west where it will end at the Nakî Transit Centre & Park and Ride at Campbell Road. The line will feature nine LRT stations.

The selected artist or artist team may conduct research and engage with the surrounding community such as NAIT or the amiskwaciy Academy when developing concepts for the Metro Line LRT Expansion Public Art Project. If it is relevant to your process, you may include your preliminary ideas for research and engagement in your submission.

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Questions can be directed to

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Edmonton Arts Council
Phone: 780−424−2787 | Email:
Prince of Wales Armouries, 2nd Floor (#222)
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 3Z9