The City of Lethbridge, through the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee (RLAC), Heart of Our City Committee (HOC) and Public Art Committee (PAC), and Telus, is seeking Indigenous artists to design artworks to be temporarily installed in Downtown Lethbridge.
This call for Indigenous Artists is intended to coincide with the 5th Annual Reconciliation Week in the City of Lethbridge (September 20 – 24, 2021).
The installation of temporary artworks in the Downtown is an opportunity to showcase Blackfoot and other Indigenous peoples who call Lethbridge home, in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. This project will bring vibrancy to a currently underutilized window space on the ‘Telus Building’ on 4 Avenue south and encourage community conversation and pedestrian activity.
These artworks are intended to be temporary, lasting approximately six months, between September, 2021 and January, 2022.
This competition is open to Indigenous artists of all ages, at all levels of their artistic practice. Preference will be given to Indigenous artists with a strong linkage to Lethbridge and region.
Interested artists are asked to submit the following:
- Contact information (including email, phone number and address)
- Letter of interest (maximum 500 words) that explains why are you interested and a proposed design concept, and should outline the connection to Reconciliation Week theme “Voice and Representation”
- Up to 5 examples of previously created artwork
For full details and information on how to apply, click here
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