Call to Prairie-Based Artists: Public Art Opportunities at Strathcona Public Services Yard

Open Call for Artworks and Proposals for Strathcona Public Services Yard (SPSY)

Strathcona County, Sherwood Park, Alberta
Deadline for Submissions: October 20, 2023, 11:59 PM MDT

This public art project is part of the modernization of Strathcona Public Services Yard (SPSY). When complete, SPSY will provide an expanded and modernized office environment with enhanced service areas, including a new pre-engineered shop and larger wash bay. The facility design aligns with the County’s approach to open-concept office spaces and was informed by engagement with SPSY user groups, which included Fleet, Transit, Utilities and the former Transportation and Agriculture Services department.

Opportunity 1 + 2: Interior Walls

1. Preexisting 2D artworks (paintings, photography, prints, mixed media, low relief ceramic or other mediums)

2. Digital artworks (3D rendered digital paintings, video, animations for display on digital display/screen – i.e. 65” 4K UHD QLED LCD Samsung “The Frame”)

Budget: $26,000 for multiple artworks/artists (15-25 artists/artworks depending on price per selected artwork)


  • Selection – November/December 2023 TBD (may be required to view some artworks in person before final selection)
  • Delivery of artwork – February through March 2024

Images (left to right): Level 1, Looking up the stairs. Level 2, Looking down the stairs.

Opportunity 3: Interior Stairwell

3. Site specific installation (mural, low relief sculpture, ceramic, textile, series of 2D works)

Budget: $15,000 + $1000 for detailed proposal


  • Shortlist (up to three artists selected to interview) – November TBD 2023
  • Final Proposal Due for Selected Artist/or Artist Team – January TBD 2023
  • Artist Award and Agreement – February TBD 2024
  • Installation – March or April 2024

Eligibility: Reside in Canada – Identify as prairie-based and whose artistic practice, proposal or artwork connects to the theme: Portal – Prairie – Passage

Please download and read the Call For Artworks and Proposals PDF

For questions or inquiries Contact Public Art Curator, Kelly Andres, email: