Call to Artists: University of Alberta's Li Ka Shing Art Commission

The Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation and the University of Alberta have announced a $200,000 commission for a work of public art to be situated on the university’s campus in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

In 2010, the University of Alberta was the recipient of a generous gift of $28 million from the Li Ka Shing (Canada) Foundation. Along with funding from the Government of Alberta, the donation—the largest cash gift in the university’s history—led to the establishment of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology, housed within the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation. The University of Alberta/Li Ka Shing Foundation Public Art Commission will result in the creation of a major work of public art to enhance the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation. The building, located at the corner of 87 Ave. and 112 St., is designed as a flexible space that supports current and future research and teaching needs.

Stage One of the $200,000 commission project is an international call to artists to submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The deadline for RFQ submissions is December 17, 2012. Up to five finalists will be short-listed based on qualifications for Stage Two, the Request for Proposals. The commission will be managed by University of Alberta Museums, in accordance with the University of Alberta Museums and Collections Policy.

For more information or to access the Request for Qualifications Application please visit: or contact University of Alberta Museums at 780.492.5834 or