We are looking to commission one artwork by a female or Two-Spirit artist of any gender to exhibit in Calgary’s City Council Chambers. This artwork must be a textile such as beadwork, quillwork, weaving, felting, applique, or another textile.
Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations artists are encouraged to apply. Later this year we will also issue artist calls for other Treaty 7 Nations and Metis Nation Region 3.
The Council Chambers Indigenous art initiative aims to celebrate Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people of any gender and centers those who should be most protected and honoured in our communities. Art by the first peoples of Wîchîspa Oyade hung prominently in the place where City Council meets to make decisions will serve as a reminder that Indigenous people lived on this land long before Scottish settlers named it Calgary, and that every Calgarian has a role to play in acknowledging the past and working toward a brighter future.
If you have questions about applying for this opportunity, email Cheyenne Naatoiyiki McGinnis.
Attend a free, artist information session. Details on locations and times will be provided when confirmed.
The deadline for artists' submissions is Monday, January 9, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MST. "
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