Call to Artist: Art for Social Change

Date: Jun 25, 2024

Deadline: Aug 8, 2024 - 11:45 pm

Call to Artists: Art for Social Change

Submission Deadline: August 8, 2024, 11:59 pm (MDT)

Art for Social Change is a pilot program that uses conceptual art to provide powerful experiences that inspire people to take personal action to create positive change for those facing barriers due to lack of accessibility, inclusion, and other oppressive systems and structures.

The Regional Municipality is seeking artists living within Canada to submit proposals for the Art of Social Change that creatively explore and interpret the theme of “Accessibility” through public art. The idea of Accessibility should be explored broadly, as an ideal state of existence using conceptual depictions throughout the artwork.

Accessibility, or the lack thereof, is all around us. Considering all the aspects of a diverse community with different needs including social, economic and cultural (and more), artists have extensive opportunities to explore the theme of Accessibility from the social perspective.

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Project Requirements

This call is open to artists residing in Canada working in any discipline, including but not limited to sculpture, interactive installations, performance art and digital media. Artists from equity-deserving groups and/or with lived experience are encouraged to apply.


The budget for each selected project is no more than $10,000.00 (excluding GST). This includes artist/design fees, materials, travel and accommodations, installation costs, insurance and subcontractor fees. Other costs may be considered upon project review.

Selection Process

A jury comprised of arts professionals, community members and/or members of the project team will score submissions against an evaluation matrix. The jury will select up to six (6) artists or artist teams to bring their ideas to fruition in 2025. Specific details on proposal criteria and evaluation matrix can be found in the Call to Artists.

How to Submit

To apply, please visit our website at

Submission Deadline:

August 8, 2024 by 11:59 pm (MDT)

Successful applicants will be contacted by the end of August to confirm their capacity to deliver on the proposed project.

Questions regarding your application can be directed to Public Art at (operating Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

For general information, please contact The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo’s Pulse Line at or 780-743-7000.

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

9909 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K4

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