The Arts Council Wood Buffalo is looking for public art for a new project at the Redpoll Centre.
They’re seeking Requests for Expression of Interest for an public art commission project that will showcase an original piece of art at the centre to commemorate the opening of the new community hub.
This artwork could be in 2D, 3D, photography or fine craft. The main goal is to create a piece of art that is site specific and showcases the values of collaboration, innovation, creativity, courage, and integrity that resonates with the new shared-space and the wider Wood Buffalo arts community.
“The Alberta Foundation for the Arts collection is the largest collection of visual artworks by Albertan artists in existence,” says Liam Oddie, Acting Chair of the AFA. “Our vision is to ensure that we acquire works that are representative of artists from all corners of our province and from diverse communities – and we need help from Alberta’s arts community to identify these works and artists. The Public Art Commission program is one of the best ways we can engage with regional arts organizations to fulfill this vision.”
This project is also being funded by the AFA while also settling on the Arts Council Wood Buffalo to commission a piece of public art for the region.
The ACWB says this project is an opportunity to increase the amount of publicly accessible art in the community, while also having the region represented within the province’s collection.
Applications are due on October 3rd with the Council then shortening the list with those artists being notified on November 4th, 2016.
The chosen artist or group will be notified in December with the actual installation of the art being done in August of 2017.
The REOI and submission details can be found at www.artscouncilwb.ca