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January 21, 2022

Major Projects Call-to-Enter

The Works International Visual Arts Society produces art and education initiatives that engage diverse communities, disrupt the everyday, and facilitate connection and wonder. 

The Works Art & Design Festival is the largest free, outdoor art and design festival in North America. Since The Works’ first festival in 1986, over 7 million visitors have experienced more than 16,000 artists and designers from every continent, in 1,300 exhibits in and around Edmonton’s downtown. 11,000 volunteers have contributed more than 240,000 hours. The Works takes an entire year to produce with 5 full time and 35 seasonal staff. 

The Works now seeks proposals for major projects to animate Sir Winston Churchill Square and other public spaces in Edmonton for the 2022 Festival, June 23 to July 5, 2022. Eligible projects are those that are produced or finished upon The Works’ acceptance of the proposal, or those that require extensive preparation and project management.  

Proposals for individual or two-artist exhibitions of artworks that are already completed may apply to the Community Programs Stream (coming soon). 

Deadline: Due January 21, 2022, 11 PM MST


The Works is dedicated to accessibility, inclusion, interactivity, and socially engaged practice. Click here to find additional funding and support for prospective artists who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, Disabled, Transgender, or identifying with an equity-seeking group that resists oppression daily.

Alternative application formats (mailed-in applications, voice recordings, videos, telephone calls, etc.) may be arranged upon request. 

Direct all questions, concerns, and requests for accommodation to:  Email: Curatorial@theworks.ab.ca  Phone: 780-426-2122 (ext.228)