EOI Submission deadline: March 24, 2023
In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, the City of Lethbridge adopted the Reconciliation Implementation Plan in 2017, in partnership with the Lethbridge Indigenous Sharing Network.
The City of Lethbridge is seeking Expressions of Interests from Indigenous artists to facilitate a community engagement process in support of two commemoration initiatives: Residential School Survivors Commemoration and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples Commemoration.
One of the key recommendations of the City’s response is to carry out meaningful community engagement to support the design and creation of a commemorative project to honour the victims, survivors and families of these national tragedies. The successful artist for the Indigenous Legacy Commemoration Project – Community Engagement will conduct community engagement on the commemoration initiative and present recommendations on how it should be undertaken.
As Indigenous placemaking is an on-going exercise, the City will look to the selected artist(s) to give advice and suggestions for future Indigenous placemaking opportunities and projects.
This call is open to all self-identifying Indigenous artists across Canada, 18 years of age or older. Both individual and group proposals will be accepted.
Deadline for EOI Submissions: March 24, 2023 at 4:30PM local time
Notification of Shortlisted artists: April 7, 2023
Deadline for Full Proposals: May 19, 2023 at 4:30pm local time
Engagement begins: September 2023
The budget for this project is $35,000.00 inclusive of consultant fees, honoraria, materials, and other expenses. The chosen artist will pay honoraria to engagement participants where appropriate according to rates established by the City of Lethbridge Indigenous Relations Office.