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We are looking for artists to create butterfly-inspired artworks to be installed in the St. Albert Botanic Park for our Butterflies in the Park Project.

Budget: $1,000/artist
Deadline for Submissions: 2:00:00 p.m. (local time), February 8, 2018

This opportunity is meant to inspire emerging artists to create public art for our City. We know applying to one of our public art calls can be an intimidating process, but this is a chance for those with no or little experience in the public art field to explore creating long-term pieces for their community.

Eligible artists are living in, studying in or exhibiting art in St. Albert. “Emerging Artist” means artists with less than five years’ professional practice, which means that if you work well collaboratively and make art, you need no experience as a professional artist. Both High School and University students are encouraged to apply!

We are looking for two artists to create one small 3D butterfly-inspired artwork each to be temporarily installed for two years in the St. Albert Botanic Park. The City will be responsible for installing the artworks.


Please note this is an announcement. If you would like to submit a proposal, you will be required to complete the Call to Artists – ITT17-0087. For complete information or to reach the Coordinator to ask questions regarding this Call to Artists please contact:

Tammy Tokar
Cultural Project Assistant or 780-459-1600

The City began its collection in the 1970s and in this time the collection has grown to include over 250 unique pieces in its collection in a variety of mediums including pottery, painting, sculpture and fibre arts. Most of these pieces are on display throughout St. Albert civic buildings.

Through its Art in Public Places Program, St. Albert solidifies its unique position and fosters the image and identity of the City through cultural stewardship. The Art in Public Places Program is helping guide the evolution of a distinct and vibrant civic personality and creating a visual legacy for generations to come.

Public art evokes meaning in the public realm by providing a visually rich and exciting environment, while playing a role in attracting creative businesses and workers, reflecting diverse cultural character and encouraging the growth, education, and experience of "culturally educated" public.

Download the cultivateART app today!

Experience St. Albert’s rich and diverse collection of Art in Public Places from your iphone!

The cultivateArt app includes:

  • More than 30 works of art
  • Self-guided walking tours
  • A driving tour to discover art in unexpected places
  • Details about each artwork and the artist who created it
  • Social media sharing options

Download on the Apple Store under: cultivateART, City of St. Albert

Public Art Advisory Committee

St. Albert is currently seeking residents and non-residents to join the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) as a member or juror.

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Last edited: January 4, 2018

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