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Public Art Bench Program

Public Art Wood Buffalo is inviting residents to submit an expression of interest for the Public Art Bench Program. The program is a pilot project that is anticipated to be repeated in each community over the next five years and is aimed at strengthening a visual connection between Wood Buffalo’s rural communities and its urban core of Fort McMurray.

The Public Art Bench Program will liaise with rural communities to create custom designed park benches. Park bench designs selected will be replicated so that a matching bench will be located in Fort McMurray and the other installed in the rural community of inspiration.

Who should apply for this call?

The Public Art Bench Program hopes to attract expressions from creatives with varying artistic backgrounds including, but not limited to visual artists, designers, sculptors, fabricators, carpenters, fine crafters, and architects. At this stage, interested applicants are only required to submit an expression of interest. 

Submission Deadline

Submissions will only be accepted online and must be received by Sunday, December 5 by 11:59 PM (MST). Please visit www.rmwb.ca/benchprogram to submit using our online submission form.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Call for Expressions of Interest in its entirety. For details and guidelines for submissions, please visit: https://www.rmwb.ca/en/parks-and-recreation/public-art-bench-program.aspx