Annual Art Acquisition Program

Art Acquisition Program

Cancelled for 2020

In an effort to keep our community healthy and safe, the 2020 art acquisition program has been cancelled.
Information on the 2021 Annual Art Acquisition Program will be posted in February 2021.

Since 1987, in support of our arts community, Strathcona County has issued an annual call for submissions from local artists. Submitted work is juried and pieces selected are purchased and added to the Art Collection. 

Donations to the Collection are also accepted, but they are juried to determine their suitability.

In 2003, high school artists became eligible to submit to the Collection. Since many young artists do not wish to sell their work, they have the option to submit their work for purchase, donation or for loan for one year. For these artists, this is an opportunity to profile their work, gain recognition and to build a portfolio for college or university. 

Selected work is displayed in the Artrium of the Strathcona Community Centre for one year. After one year, work is distributed to public areas in Strathcona County buildings.

Annual Art Acquisition FAQs


Last updated: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
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