Public Art Calls
Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.
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District of Mission, BC
1st Ave Mission Public Art Call
Mission Cultural Resources Commission
April 3, 2018Link >>
The District of Mission Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is seeking proposals for the design, fabrication and installation of original Public Art to coincide with the First Avenue Improvement Project in Mission. The successful Proponent will be required to enter into negotiation for an agreement with the District for the provision of the Project as described further in this RFP.
How to Apply
Please visit https://bids.mission.ca/competitions/268/ to download the RFP.
Tait Waterfront Park Sculptural Pavilion, Request for Proposals, RFP
City of Richmond
April 3, 2018Link >>
The Richmond Public Art Program is seeking an artist, artist team or artist-led design team to create a sculptural pavilion for the new Tait Waterfront Park. The artwork will function as a picnic shelter that may also accommodate other formal and informal community-based activities and programming such as yoga, tai-chi and performing arts events. The civic artwork will be located in a prominent location near the entrance to Tait Waterfront Park at 10211 River Drive.
Artist Fee: $130,000 CAN
For more information and how to apply: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities
North Vancouver, BC
Vehicular Tunnel - Spirit Trail: Call for Expressions of Interest
North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission
April 15, 2018Link >>
Seeking Light Based Artwork
Now 34 years old the tunnel has been identified as an opportunity for a light-based artwork. Art-light installations, including interactive lighting displays, have been used in other regions to transform difficult public spaces. It is envisioned that a light-based artwork would make this location more visually dynamic, engaging, inviting and playful for all members of the community, especially given that the tunnel also now functions as a vital link in the North Shore wide multi-use Spirit Trail.
Polygon's Promenade at the Quay project is a 13 storey tower of 117 apartment residences above a commercial podium of retail space and the new home of the North Vancouver Museum. With its long north-south axis, the tower’s rectangular slab matches the grain of the historic industrial waterfront and many of the buildings south of Esplanade.
Budget: $230,000 CAD (inclusive)
For more information and to download the complete project package, please visit the website.
Centre for Trades Education and Innovation - Call for Expression of Interest
April 12, 2018Link >>
Camosun College is seeking submission proposals from qualified British Columbia artists for a site specific public artwork at our Centre for Trades Education and Innovation building on the Interurban Campus in Victoria BC. The successful submission proposal must be completed and installed within the allotted space(s) The art would be placed in an existing “enclave”/platform of space which is incorporated into the stair and wheelchair access ramp system leading up to the main entrance of the of the building. Proposed artworks must reflect and embody the vision of our Centre for Trades Education and Innovation. We are seeking proposals that consider relationship with local First Nations communities, draw on existing relationships with the college, and speak to the college community inclusively. Proposals should provide opportunity for the college community to witness and support in the creation of the work; but will specifically provide opportunities for Visual Arts students, Trades students and Indigenous Studies students to learn from the creation and installation of the selected work. CTEI is a state of the art facility which may be available to facilitate production of the selected work in part or in whole depending on specific needs (to be negotiated with the selected artist prior to final award of competition is granted. Proposals should also take into account and consider the CTEI building itself as
As a community college, we are seeking a Public artwork that celebrates and embraces a strong relationship between the college and artist, the artist and First Nations community. It will demonstrate relationship or connection with the Trades education faculty and students.
This call is open to professional artists or artist teams who reside in BC and who have specialized training in the field of visual arts or an exhibition history and who are recognized as artist by peers and artist professionals. Relationship and connection to local Indigenous nations is considered an asset. Special consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate mentorship and working with community in the creation of works.
The budget for this artwork is $75,000.00 and includes all project costs including artist fee, insurance, materials, production / fabrication costs, delivery, travel, installation, engineering, electrical fees and taxes.
Submissions may be in the form of an emailed pdf containing all of the information listed below, as one single PDF with a maximum number of 18 numbered pages.
Please download and carefully review the complete Art Call 18_03_2231_Call_for_Public_Art.pdf before submitting.
New Westminster, BC
Boundary Road Drainage Pump Station Replacement - RFQ
City of New Westminster
April 6, 2018Link >>
The City of New Westminster’s Public Art Program, in partnership with the Engineering Department is seeking an artist to work collaboratively with the design team on the replacement of the Boundary Road Drainage Pump Station. The artist will not be producing a standalone artwork in isolation but will work with the design team to identify opportunities for artistic expression and intent throughout the programmatic requirements of the building. The ability for the selected artist and design team to collaborate and work well throughout the design process is imperative to the success of the project.
The Boundary Road Drainage Pump Station is located in Queensborough. The Station will be rebuilt to increase drainage system capacity, resiliency and meet the long term drainage needs as well as improve dike elevation to protect the City from inundation from the Fraser River. The new pump station will act as a gateway, greeting visitors and passers-by from the Queensborough Perimeter Trail, Hidden Bike Track and the Fraser River waterfront.
Artist Selection Process
Current CV (3 page maximum)
Up to 10 images of recent work
How to Apply
Please download and review the Complete Art Call carefully before applying.
National Call for Proposals to Emerging Artists - Passage
April 16, 2018Link >>
Canadian Heritage is seeking a dynamic, impactful image that conveys the theme of ‘passage’- en route; on the way; on a journey; an act, process, or instance of passing through or over; on the move; transition ...
The winning image will be reproduced on exterior quality graphic film and installed on the York Street Steps for a one-year period starting in spring 2018. Deadline for submissions April 16, 5 pm (EDT).
Open to all Canadian visual artists, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators between the ages of 18 and 35. All genres will be considered – figurative, abstract, collage, trompe l’oeil, optical illusion, pattern, etc.
Submission of Proposals
Please identify your proposal: Passage 2018
Call to Artists Elgin Street Renewal (RFQ)
City of Ottawa
April 23, 2018Link >>
Deadline: Monday April 23, 2018, 4:00 p.m. EST
The City of Ottawa’s Public Art Program invites artists to submit qualifications for an Artist in Residence opportunity to design, fabricate and install a permanent artwork for Elgin Street as outlined in the Call to Artists. This three-stage competition is held in accordance with the Public Art Policy.
City Council approved the Functional Design for Elgin Street (Gloucester Street to Queen Elizabeth Driveway) and Waverley Street (Elgin Street to Jack Purcell Lane). The watermains and deep sewers under these streets are among the oldest in the city, dating back to the late 1800s. The need to replace this aging infrastructure created a unique opportunity to assess the road surfaces and redesign them to meet the City of Ottawa’s Traditional Mainstreet designation in the Official Plan, Complete Streets policy and Accessibility Design Standards.
Artist in Residence
This request for qualifications is an equal opportunity, open to professional artists and artist teams with experience in community-engaged art and in creating permanent public art. City of Ottawa employees are not eligible to apply.
The City of Ottawa supports cultural activities that are inclusive of Ottawa's diverse communities including people from diverse ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual orientations. The City of Ottawa recognizes the Algonquin Anishinabe Nation as Ottawa’s Indigenous Host Nation. The City of Ottawa is committed to supporting cultural activities that respond to the Calls to Action put forward in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Applications from First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists are welcome and encouraged. The City of Ottawa recognizes both official languages as having the same rights, status and privileges.
Please download and review the complete Art Call and a French version Elgin_St_Call_to_Artists_bil.pdf