Call to Artists

The Town of Banff, through the Community Art Committee, is pleased to invite Canadian artists to put forth proposals for a high-impact public art project in a newly re-envisioned public space in downtown Banff.

Two locations for permanent outdoor public art have been identified along Bear street which is being transformed into a shared street, where pedestrians, cyclists and low-speed motorists share space in an integrated way. The design fosters active and sustainable modes of transportation while enhancing the vibrancy of the area. 

Proposals are being accepted for 3D artwork for one or both of the proposed locations. 

The work must be of appropriate scale and proportion to the size of the setting, and must not block or reduce the visibility of business signs or traffic control devices. As a permanent, outdoor piece in a heavily trafficked area, the piece must designed with durability and public interaction in mind.

Apply to serve on the Jury for Bear Street Public Art

The Community Art Committee seeks an interested community member to serve on the jury for the Bear Street Public Art selection process. The jury will review applications and select the winning piece in spring 2021. To apply for the jury, please submit a statement of interest (200 words maximum) to public.art@banff.ca by January 6, 2021, 4:00 PM MST.

For more details on the Bear Street reconstruction visit the project website at www.brandnewbear.ca

To start learning more on Indigenous history of Banff visit https://banff.ca/1103/Indigenous-Peoples.

For questions about the Call to Artists contact the Town of Banff Community Art Committee by email at publicart@banff.ca.

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