Lethbridge Public Art 5 Public Art Calls 5 Call for Expressions of Interest: Community Murals

Call for Expressions of Interest: Community Murals

EOI Submission deadline: October 31, 2023 at 4:30pm MT

The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for community murals. A mural is an artwork painted or applied directly on a wall. Murals help add vibrancy to our community by activating public spaces, promoting community expression, and deterring graffiti vandalism. EOIs can be submitted by either building owners seeking a mural on an exterior building wall, or by an artist who is seeking permission to install a mural on an exterior building wall. This project is a follow-up from the success of the Mural Pilot program launch in 2021. Currently, we are accepting EOIs from businesses across the city so long as the mural site is accessible to the public and presents no maintenance issues.


Applicants must be either the owner of a building in Lethbridge, or a Lethbridge-area artist. Artists not currently residing in Lethbridge who have previous ties to the community are also welcome to submit an Expression of Interest. There are two streams of application:

  • Building owners, who are seeking an artist to install a mural on a high visibility exterior wall within Lethbridge City limits; or
  • Artists, who are seeking a space to install a mural.

Sites must be completely visible from public property from a reasonable distance. Mural artwork must be appropriate for public display. The mural intentions must be artistic and cannot include promotional or commercial content. In keeping with the City of Lethbridge Public Art Program’s Master Plan, murals should reflect at least one of the following guiding principles: Inclusivity, Diversity, Accessibility, Creativity, Sustainability and Quality.

Project Budget

All murals are eligible to receive full project funding through the Public Art Program; sites with building owners willing to fund the equivalent of 10% or more of the project budget will be given special consideration. Individual mural budgets will be based on the sites proposed; previous mural budgets ranged from $5,000 to $15,000 based on square footage.

Project Timeline

Call for EOIs Advertised: September 1, 2023

EOI Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023

Notification of Selection: Late November 2023

Deadline for shortlisting: December 2023

Building owner approvals: February 2023

Deadline for Mural Completion/Use of Funding: September 30, 2024