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Apr 25 2022
Public Art Mosaic Mentorship


Mentorship Opportunity: Call for Expressions of Interest
Public Art Mosaic Mentorship

The City of Lethbridge Public Art Program is seeking a Lethbridge and area artist, with experience in community-based art, for an exciting mentorship opportunity. Artists are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for this opportunity in response to this call.


The City of Lethbridge has recently contracted ceramic artist Susan Day from London, Ontario to complete a handmade tile mosaic mural on the Legacy Park picnic shelter located in Legacy Park on the north side of Lethbridge. As part of this project, Susan will also mentor a local emerging artist. The paid mentorship will provide an artist with an introduction to the mosaic process and provide them with skills to work independently on future projects.

Susan will be installing an innovative and inventive mosaic mural entitled “The New Nature” (see proposal photos below.) The mosaic will be comprised of thousands of handmade tiles as well as mirrored tile pieces, creating a compelling and engaging entrance to Legacy Park.

Mentee requirements include:

  • Availability beginning May 16, 2022 and ending August 26, 2022.
  • Twice weekly Zoom meetings to discuss goals and evaluate progress.
  • One fourteen-day session at Susan Day Studio in London, Ontario. Dates to be determined by Susan and successful mentee. The session will include field trips to Toronto and Detroit.
  • Independent remotely supervised in studio work. Access to Casa Studios to be provided.
  • Participation in reflection and other personal growth activities including but are not limited to developing a research file of inspiration, sketching, and participating in professional development opportunities.
  • Completion of personal mosaic project.
  • Participation in the installation of Susan Day’s mosaic mural scheduled for August 4-26, 2022.


  • Lethbridge or Lethbridge-area artist.
  • Available for the term of the mentorship outlined above.
  • Able to travel within Canada and across into the US to Detroit.
  • Physically capable of lifting 30 lbs. and capable of extended periods of physically active work.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19.

Stipend and Supports

  • $13,500 stipend paid in installments.
  • Technology stipend to help facilitate virtual communication between mentor and mentee.
  • One-year studio membership to Casa.
  • Clay and tool stipend and firing expenses for work at Casa.
  • Steel-toed safety boot allowance.
  • Travel allowance for one round-trip Ontario trips including flights, accommodations, meals.


Deadline for submissions is April 22, 2022.

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