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Public Art Call for Emerging Indigenous Artists


Description of Opportunity


Parks Canada Agency and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies seek up to three Indigenous Artists to create temporary mural paintings, to be displayed prominently on the grounds at Cave and Basin National Historic Site. This call is open in 2023 to all Indigenous artists 18 years of age and older from Indigenous partner communities with strong connections to the site who are looking to increase their knowledge of mural painting and large-scale public art-making. Identified partners include Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney): Goodstoney, Bearspaw and Chiniki, Blackfoot: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Tsuut’ina, Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, and Metis communities. In 2022 Artists from Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakdoa (Goodstoney) and Blackfoot (Kainai) were selected. Priority will be given to those artists from the nations listed above, who have yet to share their stories of this place.


Information Session

Wednesday, February 1, 7:00pm (via ZOOM) - for more information and register visit


To Apply


Applications should be submitted electronically in PDF format (E-mail subject line should read: Indigenous Artist MENTEE Application.)


Deadline to apply: Monday, February 27 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information about the project, or to arrange a meeting via phone, video conference or in-person, please contact Project Coordinator Dawn Saunders Dahl at

Contract Period: April 2023 - July 2023

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