Lethbridge Public Art 5 Calls 5 Call for Artists: Indigenous Legacy Commemoration Project

Call for Artists: Indigenous Legacy Commemoration Project

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.

Project Timeline 

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

Project Budget 

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.

Download full call and submission requirements here:

Legacy Commemoration Project Engagement EOI

The front detail of Interwoven Legacies by Karla Mather-Cox on a Zamboni
The outside of the Logan Boulet Ice Centre depicting Interwoven Legacies by Karla Mather-Cox across the top windows.