Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, the organization charged with the ambitious mandate to revitalize the Rivers District, starting with East Village, is accepting artist applications for the East Village Artistic Patio Program. Taking place from May 21, 2021 to September 26, 2021, this program will transform restaurant patios in East Village into uniquely designed urban spaces that will create vibrancy, respond to opportunities created by the pandemic, support EV businesses and promote local artists. Artists will be tasked to conceptualize a visual/interactive installation using one of the business patios in East Village as the canvas. Seating and tables will be provided by the business.
This call is to artists/teams that work in installations. Artists/teams are asked to apply with at least 3 examples of work. Upon successful admission into the program, artists/teams will be required to meet with the restaurant owner and provide a draft rendering of the concept and an anticipated budget breakdown. Feedback will be provided on this rendering and budget upon which a final concept will be submitted by the artists/teams for approval, including an anticipated final budget breakdown. The artists/teams will have four days to install on site (May 17-20, 2021). The artists will be responsible for the maintenance of the work after the launch (May 21, 2021) and through to the end of the program (September 26, 2021). The artists/teams will be responsible for dismantling the artwork and removing the work from the site on the closing of the program (September 26, 2021).
Ongoing research1 monitoring key attitudes, consumer mindset, measures of comfort and risk associated with COVID-19 recovery indicates that stress relief, escapism and connection are the key benefits Calgarians are seeking in their experiences. Consideration will be given to concepts that explore these themes.
1 The NEW Experience Economy: The Intersection of Arts, Culture, Sports & Recreation in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Environment
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, CMLC honours and acknowledges Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
EQUITY SEEKING ARTISTS
We believe that the pursuit of artistic excellence can only be achieved if all artists can fulfil their creative potential in the city, they live in. This is why we aim to advance equity and reflect diversity. We highly encourage artists from equity seeking communities to apply and to advocate for this in their submission.
Complete this Google Form , and submit the following:
links to the project. Installation experience is recommended.
PROJECT TIMELINE:(CMLC reserve the right to alter this schedule as the project unfolds; notice will be given to all participating artists)
April 18, 2021 Expression of Interest (Artists) Deadline
April 20, 2021 Jury Selection & Business-Artist Pairing
April 21, 2021 Artists Receive Confirmation
April 22-26, 2021 Artist & Business Meet & Site Walk
April 27, 2021 Rendering of Concept Due
April 30, 2021 Receive Rendering Feedback from Business & CMLC
May 9, 2021 Final Concept Due
May 12, 2021 Final Concept Approved By Business & CMLC
May 17-20, 2021 Artist Install
May 21, 2021 Launch
September 26, 2021 Closing/ Artists Remove Work From Site
Artist Fee: $2000
Material Costs: Up to $3000*
*Successful artists will be required to submit a draft budget during the Rendering And Concept Phase. Artists are not required to use the entirety of $3000, however, there is an expectation that artists will use this amount to create their best work.
CMLC will pay the artist materials and fees as follows:
May 15, 2021 Upon Concept Approval $3000
May 21, 2021 Upon Launch $1500
Sept 30, 2021 Upon Removal of Installation $500
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
Submissions close at 11:59 pm on April 18, 2021. Selected artists will be contacted by
April 20, 2021 to sign contracts and with further details.
A jury will select the successful artist applicants. The jury will also pair up successful artist applicants with restaurants based on business preferences.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION CLAUSE:
CMLC obtains the right to postpone or cancel the program at any time at its sole discretion. All artists and contractors would be compensated for all time and materials incurred to that point.
This program is organized by CMLC, in consultation with Kevin Jesuino. If you have any further questions, please contact:
Kevin Jesuino: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note, applications must be submitted via the form link included in the Call For Artists PDF document. ***Emailed applications will not be accepted.
**To submit your artist application for the East Village Artistic Patio Program please use the link located in the CALL FOR ARTISTS PDF here.
You will be required to submit the following:
names all team members*
10.Link #1 to previous work
11. Link #2 to previous work
12.LInk #3 to previous work
13. Instagram Link*
16.How did you hear about this call for artists?