Art in Transit

Art in Public Places - Airdrie Transit shelter competition 2017

About the competition

In early 2017 Airdrie Council directed City of Airdrie staff to incorporate cultural themes in up to 24 Airdrie Transit shelters. Those who submit a successful submission will receive $400 and have their artwork displayed publicly for up to three years.

The City of Airdrie’s cultural vision:

The City of Airdrie takes pride in its roots, its natural environment, its cultural heritage built by past generations, the diversity of its contemporary cultures, and the creative work and accomplishments of its artists. It nurtures a unique sense of place by celebrating, supporting, and preserving its abundant cultural resources ensuring that its residents and future generations can benefit from a healthy, stimulating, and unique cultural environment that fosters a sense of pride, identity, belonging, and openness to the world for years to come.

Rules and requirements

  • A community based jury will select finalists to display their artwork.
  • Once juried, artwork will be selected at random for various locations.
  • Submitted artwork will be considered property of the City of Airdrie.
  • Submitted artwork must be newly created or must not have been shown publicly in Airdrie as part of either the Art in Public Places program or in previous Art in Motion projects. 
  • Low resolution artwork must be submitted electronically to:
  • No in person submissions will be accepted.

Size and specifications

The area for installation requires that the work of art does not exceed the following specifications:

All submissions must be one dimensional and fit within a 24” wide x 36” tall frame

Who is eligible to apply?

All local, regional, national and international artists are encouraged to apply and submit their artwork.

Selection process

A community based selection committee with a background in Arts and Arts Administration will select the images for the shelters. Entries are to reflect the areas outlined below to better highlight Airdrie’s Arts, Culture and Heritage.

  • Designs that reflect Airdrie's vision of connecting people and places
  • Designs that celebrate Airdrie's diversity and openness
  • Designs that reflect Airdrie’s identity through culture, nature and human heritage

How to submit your entry

Individual students or collaborative groups are invited to send low resolution images of their work to Please note, each artist must submit two pieces of work. Successful applicants will be required to submit a high resolution image at a later date. Only successful artists will be notified once the competition closes.

Timeline for the competition

The deadline to submit your artwork is Aug. 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Project timeline

The artworks will be displayed from from 2017-2021. Artwork will be removed three years after it is installed. Our goal is to have the first 16 creative elements added to bus shelters before Fall 2017.

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