Following the 2013 Southern Alberta flooding events, community organizers in Sunnyside have spent years working with the City of Calgary to mitigate flood risk. One success is the construction of Stormwater Lift Station #1
. At the request of community members, the city included two spaces for community art. The Sunnyside Brightening Committee (SBC) is working to raise funding for local artists to communicate the story of the community’s resilience through interactive murals.
Building Path Forward through Collaboration:
At the moment, I don’t have too much to update here but SBC is currently writing grant applications to fund the projects. Once funding is secured, SBC will distribute a request for proposals for artists to submit their concepts.Artists:
If you’re an interested in submitting a concept, we will be distributing the RFP through the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association’s Facebook page. You can also email me directly at welkerpd[at]gmail.com and I’ll be sure to let you know when if RFP is open.
If you’re intersted in making a contribution that will go directly to the selected artists (SBC is completely volunteer), email me at welkerpd[at]gmail.com. In June 2021 we hope to have a process set up to accept contributions through the HSCA community association.