RMWB seeks Indigenous Artists and Curators to be part of downtown and waterfront revitalization programs

Local, provincial and national curators can apply to bring the Indigenous history and identity to revitalization efforts


The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is seeking an Indigenous Curator to play a critical role in bringing Indigenous identity and history to revitalization efforts within downtown Fort McMurray and its waterfront. Local, provincial and national curators are encouraged to apply before August 8, with preference given to a curator with a connection to Indigenous culture in the region, or who has previous experience with local Indigenous initiatives and projects in Wood Buffalo.

The curator will develop and execute strategies for sharing the history and connection that Indigenous Peoples have to this land through the inclusion of public art in waterfront and downtown revitalization design plans. This position will work in collaboration with Municipal staff, the Interdepartmental Working Group, the contracted design firms for waterfront / downtown revitalization, and multiple First Nation and Métis partners and organizations in the region.

Key information

  • Budget: a total budget of $30,000 will be awarded for the term of this project
  • Source of funds: project is funded by the Public Art Reserve Fund as per section 3.1.1 Percent for public art allocations and municipal funding strategy of the Municipal Public Art Policy PRL-160
  • Term: August 2021 – March 2022 with the opportunity for additional terms
  • Deadline for submission: Sunday, August 8, 2021
  • For more information, visit rmwb.ca/callforcurator


About the Waterfront Revitalization Project

The RMWB’s Waterfront Park Revitalization Project will be designed as a year-round interactive facility for residents and visitors alike. As a destination for cultural and heritage recognition, the Waterfront Park will also serve as an access point for recreational opportunities and connecting to nature in the heart of our region.


To learn more, please visit rmwb.ca/callforcurator.

For further information or questions, contact PULSE at 780-743-7000, 1-800-973-9663 or visit rmwb.ca/pulse.

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