Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Call for Artists-Giants of Edmonton Mural Program

The 2014 Giants of Edmonton Mural project is an art competition open to all artists currently residing in Alberta. 

Capital City Clean Up’s Graffiti Management Program was established in 2008 to reduce the amount of graffiti vandalism in Edmonton. However, it was recognized early on that positive initiatives would be needed to engage the public. In the winter of 2008 CORUS entertainment (630 CHED) approached the City of Edmonton with a concept to promote the Graffiti Management Program (GMP) using a mural program. The Giants of Edmonton Mural program was established as a result of these joint efforts. 

The purpose of the Giants of Edmonton Mural Program is: 

  • To generate awareness and interest in the Graffiti Management Program by the community- at-large. 
  • To illustrate how artwork can create vibrant, safe and inviting urban spaces. 
  • To illustrate how street art can be an alternative to keeping graffiti vandalism off of property. 
  • To engage citizens in the Graffiti Management Program. 
  • To recognize the people, places and things, which make Edmonton great. 


The subject of the mural for this proposal will focus on four post-secondary institutions in Edmonton: the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, NAIT, and NorQuest College. 


Location for Artwork 

The mural will be located at 12008 121A Street, in Edmonton on the side of a building owned by Panama Enterprises. The City in consultation with the building owner and the artist will determine the exact location of the mural on the building. Art Location The location is suitable for a two-dimensional public artwork. Suggested mediums for the  artwork could include, but are not limited to, photography, tile artwork, mural art, or painting, etc. The finished artwork will be approximately 450 to 500 square feet in size. Proposal submission should be based on this size. As the artwork is to be mounted, the artist is responsible for ensuring that the maximum weight load for the installation is suitable on the building. Proposals must include the medium and application that will be used for the mural.  

Artwork Design Parameters 

The artwork must adhere to the following design parameters: Ensure artwork does not pose a risk of injury to the public (example: sharp points, slip hazards, etc.); Meet fire codes with respect to flammability, etc.; Artwork must be vandal resistant; Artwork must not interfere with the operation and serviceability of the building; Meet all Alberta building code standards.

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