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igNIGHT: Art Illuminated

igNIGHT is a temporary public art exhibition that aims to inspire public art initiatives in ways that engage the interest and imagination of the general public using illuminated artworks at the heart of the exhibition.

Request for Proposals: igNIGHT

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) invites artists to submit proposals to stage temporary, light-based public art in downtown Fort McMurray. The RMWB seeks to capitalize on opportunities to reimagine, transform and energize public spaces by showcasing igNIGHT-Art Illuminated. This temporary public art event will take place from Oct. 1 – 10, 2021. Artists are asked to explore potential opportunities for using light to enhance, animate, interact with or re-contextualize natural and/or built environments. Existing artworks that have not been showcased in Fort McMurray will also be considered.

Please read full details in the Request for Proposals document. Artists must review it prior to submitting their application.

Virtual Artist Information session

igNIGHT 2021 will host a virtual information session on April 8, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Discussions will include a deeper exploration of the design theme (listed below), site information and additional resources to support the application process. 

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Design theme

igNIGHT 2021 aims to align with the resolution of the declaration made by the UN General Assembly that 2021 is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (#IYFV2021)! This declaration aims to build awareness on the important role fruits and vegetables have in nutrition, food security and human and planetary health. It also aims to reduce food loss and waste and promote sustainability and safety of the food chain process. Fruit and vegetables not only offer nutritional benefits, they also play an important part in cultural celebrations, customs and culinary delights. Bright, colourful, bold and raw, these natural food sources fuel the body, nourish the mind and bring people together in so many ways. What statement do you want to make about the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables?

To learn more about the declaration, visit the International Fruits and Vegetable website.

Need more inspiration? Watch the promotional video.

Deadline for submissions3:00 pm (MST), Thursday, May 20, 2021
Notification dateThursday, May 27, 2021
InstallationSeptember 27 to 30, 2021
igNIGHT ExhibitionOctober 1 to 10, 2021
RemovalOctober 11 to October 14, 2021

Deadline: 20-05-2021

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Call for Mural Artist

Submissions Deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre (formerly Boomtown Casino) is seeking expressions of interest from mural artists and/or creative teams with connections to the Wood Buffalo region to collaborate, design and install a mural on the outer façade of the newly renovated casino building.

Applications will be reviewed by Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre management team from which an artist will be selected. The artist will work directly with management to develop a suitable design proposal that aims to enliven the streetscape and attract visitors to the newly renovated casino.

Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre intends to apply for funding support for this project through the Municipalities Downtown Revitalization Incentive Program (rmwb.ca).


Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre is in the core of downtown Fort McMurray, AB., and is situated at the corner of Hardin Street and Franklin Avenue within proximity to the Peter Pond Mall and the Jubilee Government Building.

The proposed canvas is approximately 7 feet tall and 25 feet wide which faces directly onto Hardin Street and towards Jubilee Plaza, a prominent location for many community events. The selected artist and Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre management will work together to define the exact placement, surface area and size of the project.


Please provide written material and images in PDF or WORD format the following order.

  1. Current CV
  2. Support images (up to five images)
  3. Image list (detailing: Image number, title of artwork, location, size, medium, date completed,
    name of any collaborators who worked with you on the project)
  4. Description of relevant experience
  5. Estimated Project Budget
  6. Explanation of intent to collaborate (if applicable)

Eligibility: Applicants must have connections to the Wood Buffalo region and is 18 years of age or older at the time of applying to this call.

Submissions must be received by Friday, April 30th, 2021
Please submit expressions of interest to attention, Elston Noren at [email protected] with “Mural Artist – (your full name)” as the Subject Line.

All inquiries should be referred to Elston Noren
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 403 327 6516

Thank you to all that apply. Only successful artists will be contacted.
Rivers Casino and Entertainment Centre looks forward to working with and
showcasing the creative talents of a local mural artist on this prominent building in downtown Fort McMurray.

Submissions Deadline: Friday, April 30th, 2021

Deadline: 30-04-2021

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