On June 25, 2021, the Alberta government announced it would work with Indigenous communities to establish a permanent memorial on the Alberta legislature grounds for the victims of the residential school system.
The Residential Schools Memorial Advisory Panel was established to develop a vision for the memorial with consultation from Indigenous communities, review eligible artist submissions and recommend an artist to create the memorial.
The Residential Schools Memorial Request for Expressions of Interest is open to all Indigenous artists who live in or are from Alberta.
This Request for an Expression of Interest is open to the following categories of Indigenous artists from or living in Alberta:
- individual artist
- artist-led teams
- artist collectives
- partnerships of artists