Public Art

"Standing Guard" at Strathcona County RCMP building
"Standing Guard" by Cedar Mueller, 2017 – RCMP & Enforcement Services, 911 Bison Way

Calls for Artists

Public Art - Ardrossan Spray Park and Playground

Strathcona County invites Artists or Artist teams to propose an exterior artwork to be located at the Ardrossan Spray Park & Playground in Ardrossan, AB.

There are five potential artwork locations for which the artist can propose their concept. These sites are identified on the “Ardrossan Park Art Locations” document posted below. Both functional and non-functional artworks are acceptable for submission.

Request for Proposal - Public Art - Ardrossan Spray Park and Playground (450.3 KB)

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 14:00:00 Hours Alberta Time

Submission Form (45.4 KB)

Ardrossan Park Art Locations (2.1 MB)

Gazebo Drawings (664.8 KB)

Mechanical Building Renderings (3.1 MB)

Spray Park Renderings (2.6 MB)

Playground Renderings (2.9 MB)

Aerial view of construction (482.8 KB)

Public Art Call for Artists FAQ

  • 1. Will an existing sculpture be considered?

    Yes, an existing sculpture would be considered.

  • 2. Will a maquette be required at Stage 2?

    No, at Stage 2, detailed drawings, renderings or a maquette are required.

  • 3. Does the budget given to the artist include the cost and installation of the base? Or will the County provide the base as designated by the artist?

    The budget given to the artist includes the cost and installation of a base. The County will not provide a base.

  • 4. How many separate submissions per artist are allowed?

    You may submit more than one option, but each must be submitted as its own complete submission.

Strathcona County Public Art Plan

Strathcona County Council approved its Public Art Plan in June 2014.
Strathcona County's 2014-2019 Public Art Plan (5.0 MB)

The impact of public art on a community is priceless and once experienced, the value only appreciates. Public art has the power to energize public spaces, encourage creative thought and transform the places we live, work, and play into more welcoming and beautiful environments that invite interaction.

Public art can make strangers talk, children ask questions, and calm a hurried life. Public art can enhance the quality of life by encouraging a heightened sense of place and by introducing works of art that can touch viewers today and generations to come.

Art of Our County

Take a virtual tour of our collection of murals, sculptures and other treasures. Discover the stories behind the artwork and learn about the artists. Works with your mobile device too!

Artist Contact List

If you are interested in receiving emails about public art programs and calls, please email Barbara Chapman. Artist are encouraged to watch for opportunities listed on this webpage as well as on industry related websites.

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Last updated: Friday, October 05, 2018
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