Call for Indigenous Artists – Reconciliation Week 2021 Window Art Display
The City of Lethbridge, through the Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee (RLAC), Heart of Our City Committee (HOC) and Public Art Committee (PAC), and Telus, is seeking Indigenous artists to design artworks to be temporarily installed at 808 4 Avenue South (“Telus Building”) in Downtown Lethbridge. The artwork will be installed using vinyl window covering and will remain in place for approximately six months.

Project Background
This Call for Indigenous Artists is intended to coincide with the 5th Annual Reconciliation Week in the City of Lethbridge (September 20 – 24, 2021). This event is coordinated by the RLAC along with community partners. The installation of temporary artworks in the Downtown is an opportunity to showcase Blackfoot and other Indigenous peoples who call Lethbridge home, in the spirit of truth and reconciliation. Moreover, this project will bring vibrancy to a currently underutilized space in the Downtown and encourage more community engagement and pedestrian activity. These artworks are intended to be temporary, lasting approximately six months, between September 2021 and January 2022.

This competition is open to Indigenous artists of all ages, at all levels of their artistic practice. Preference will be given to Indigenous artists with a strong linkage to Lethbridge and region.

Submission Process
Interested artists are asked to submit the following:

  • Contact information (including email, phone number and address)
  • Letter of interest (maximum 500 words) that explains why are you interested and a proposed design concept, and should outline the connection to Reconciliation Week theme “Voice and Representation”
  • Up to 5 examples of previously created artwork

All materials much be submitted as a PDF file.
Artists may submit more than one design concept but are asked to submit each concept in a separate package

Note: This Call is for artists to express their interest in the project. Please do not submit any finalized artwork.

Project Budget
Selected artists will receive an artist fee of:

  • $2000.00 plus GST should one artist be chosen; or
  • $1000.00 plus GST (each) should two artists be chosen.

Project Timeline
Call for Indigenous Artists advertised: July 9, 2021
Proposals due: 11:59 PM July 26, 2021
Notification of selected artist(s): July 30, 2021
Final designs submitted: August 20, 2021

Please DOWNLOAD the whole Call for Submission here.

Applications should be emailed to Please include “Reconciliation Week Call for Indigenous Artists” in the subject line.