The City of Lethbridge is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Indigenous artists to facilitate a community engagement process in support of two commemoration initiatives centered around Residential School Survivors, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ Peoples. The successful artist will conduct community engagement on both of these commemoration initiatives and present recommendations on how they should be undertaken. Engaging on both projects at the same time ensures there are opportunities for these conversations to be connected geographically, narratively and artistically.
The desired outcome of the Indigenous Legacy Commemoration Project is to honor victims, survivors, and their families. The successful artist will aim to gather a deeper understanding of the community’s expectations for commemoration while increasing the public visibility and representation of Blackfoot and the other Indigenous peoples who call Lethbridge home.
The City of Lethbridge is committed to reconciliation and fostering strong relationships with Indigenous peoples and Communities, founded on respect and shared understanding of history. This project is a joint initiative of the City’s Reconciliation Lethbridge Advisory Committee, Public Art Program and Indigenous Relations Office.
The deadline for artist submissions is May 14, 2021. More information including eligibility, timelines and budget can be found here.
Any questions can be directed to the City’s Indigenous Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.