The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) invites individual members of the communities adjacent to the Valley Line LRT to participate in public art selection for multiple locations along the Line.
Applicants are asked to fill out a brief questionnaire, to describe their community, their stakeholder role in that community, and their interest in Valley Line associated public art for their community. Applicants are also asked to indicate which locations they are interested in.
Interested individuals are advised that participation in each selection committee will require a commitment of 1-2 meetings ranging from a minimum 1 day to a maximum of 3 days (ie/two 1-2 day meetings separated by a period of 2-3 months). Members must also allow time for review of materials prior to meetings.
A total of 34 public art calls will be issued for the Valley Line of varying scope and scale. Calls will be issued 2016 – 2018.
Locations to receive art:
102 Street Stop downtown
Churchill Connector, southeast corner of Churchill Square, downtown
Quarters Stop, 95 Street
Tawatinâ Bridge, (spanning the North Saskatchewan River from the east end of Louise McKinney Riverfront Park on the north bank, to the south bank near Henrietta Muir Edwards Park)
Muttart Stop, west of the Muttart Conservatory
Strathearn Stop, 89 Street and 95 Avenue
Holyrood Stop, 85 Street and 93 Avenue
Bonnie Doon Stop, 83 Street and Whyte Avenue (east of the mall)
Avonmore Stop, 83 Street and 73 Avenue
Davies Embankment, 83 Street and 69A Avenue (east of Argyll Park)
Davies Station, Wagner and Davies Roads (east of WP Wagner High School)
Millbourne/Woodvale Stop, 66 Street and 38 Avenue
Grey Nuns Stop, 66 Street south of 34 Avenue
Mill Woods Stop, 28 Avenue west of Hewes Way.
Utility complexes in neighbourhoods near the locations mentioned above.
The first four calls have been posted. Information on these opportunities can be found at http://publicart.edmontonarts.ca/calls/.
Artist submissions for the Churchill Station Connector, Davies Ramp at 83 Street, and Davies Station are due March 3, 2016. Canadian Indigenous Artists are invited to submit for the new Tawatinâ Bridge by March 29, 2016.
The first selection committee meetings for these four calls will take place in April 2016. Community members for these locations should be contacted for availability by the third week of March. The commitment per location is two meetings, each lasting 1-2 days and spaced by 2-3 months. The first meeting will select a shortlist of artists who will be asked to create full proposals and scale models. The second meeting will review these proposals and select an artist. Selection committee members will be required to prepare for, and attend, all meetings.
Click here to access the questionnaire form.
A representative of the City of Edmonton or Edmonton Arts Council will contact individuals for committees. Due to the anticipated number of responses, not all interested individuals can be selected.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time and interest in Edmonton’s public art! To explore the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection please visit edmontonpublicart.ca.
The information in this bulletin is current to February 29, 2016. We thank you for your patience during preparations for the Valley Line. For more information please check www.edmonton.ca/valleyline, email email@example.com or leave a voicemail at the LRT Projects Message Centre: 780-496-4874.