Public Art Calls
Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.
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Musqueam Artist Opportunity
Richmond Public Library
September 3, 2018Link >>
The Richmond Public Art Program and the Richmond Public Library are inviting four Musqueam artists to share a Musqueam origin myth or foundational story to be illustrated through a series of hands-on workshop using traditional Musqueam art forms. The project will encourage cross-cultural exchange and learning of Musqueam culture.
Artists with practices in traditional art forms such as weaving, beadwork, drawing, carving and painting are encouraged to apply. Selected artists will lead a minimum of three workshops. Each workshop will be 2 - 2.5 hours long with up to 12 participants. Selected artists will be supported by Richmond Public Library to provide workspaces, secure storage, scheduling, promotion and registration of participants.
Four selected artists will each be paid $1,500 for 3 workshops. A materials budget of up to $500 will be available for each artist, Artist will submit receipts to be reimbursed for material expenses.
This opportunity is for Musqueam artists only.
For more information contact:
Oak Bay, BC
Oak Bay Sea Lore Sculpture Competition Call for Proposals
Oak Bay Parks, Recreation & Culture
September 7, 2018Link >>
About The Project
A generous donor has offered to commission an iconic seaside sculpture for the enjoyment and enrichment of all Oak Bay citizens and visitors. The theme for the sculpture, which is hoped to become a permanent and treasured landmark, is "SEA LORE" inspired by the maritime character of Oak Bay.Proposed placement will be on a rock in Oak Bay that can be viewed along the sea wall. The exact location in the bay (between Haynes Park and Queens' Park overlooking the Oak Bay Marina) is still to be confirmed.
Two options currently being considered (see photos below) are: the large dry rock (in the center of photos #1 & #2) which is near Haynes Park at one end of the bay and looks towards the marina and beyond the rock in the center of the bay (which appears in the center of photo # 3)
About Oak Bay
The municipality of Oak Bay, part of Greater Victoria, is located on the south eastern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Surrounded by beaches and parkland, its scenery offers splendid views across the Strait of Juan de Fuca part of the Salish Sea. Oak Bay is known for its fine residential architecture, its picturesque gardens and for its old world atmosphere. This geologically interesting area is also home to the unique and rare Garry Oak Meadow ecosystem. Our 18,000 residents have a deep attachment to the natural and built environment.
Sea Lore Sculpture Context
Oak Bay enjoys a uniquely beautiful seaside location. The sea draws our attention, nurtures our well-being and inspires all who live here. Our coast is rich in sea life, birds and plants and there is a long history of indigenous activity and settlement along its shores. For over a hundred years, there has been a boat house or marina on the bay and the municipality is also home to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. There is a tradition of nautical sports and activities like paddling, sailing, fishing and beach walking. The Sea Lore sculpture is meant to celebrate Oak Bay and its maritime character -- past, present and the future.
Call For Proposals
Artists are invited to submit their sculpture proposals (see attached application form) for the Oak Bay Sea Lore sculpture competition.
Due date for proposals: September 7, 2018
Expected fair market value: $40,000-$45,000 CDN
Material: bronze or similar long-lasting durable material able to withstand the elements including saltwater and high winds.
Dimensions: recommended height is 5 to 8 feet tall
Suitable and scaled to its seaside site and specifications.
Proposals will be judged on: artistic merit; interpretation of the Sea Lore theme as it relates to Oak Bay; refinement of design and concept; creativity and originality; skill and technique; and feasibility.
Proposals to be reviewed by a jury of the Oak Bay Arts Laureate, members of the Public Art Advisory Committee, the donor and a prominent member of the art community.
Jury will choose up to three finalists who will be given a $1000 CDN stipend to allow for creation of a maquette of their proposed work.
The jury will make its final decision on the basis of the maquette which will also be reviewed by municipal staff for technical feasibility and public safety.
3. How To Apply
Submit your proposals by downloading and completing the application form below which provides more information regarding timelines, design specifications and financial support. Don't forget to include supporting documents.
4. Deadline September 7, 2018
Submit Completed Applications to:
Question? Please email Oak Bay’s Arts Laureate:
West Vancouver, BC
Call to Artists / Expression of Interest EOI18 175
District of West Vancouver
September 27, 2018Link >>
The District of West Vancouver invites expressions of interest from artists or artist teams to design and integrate a site-specific public art at the West Vancouver Municipal Hall, 750 – 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC, Canada.
This opportunity is open to professional artists and artist teams who demonstrate the following attributes:
If awarded, the successful artist(s) will be required to provide the following documentation:
Closing date and Time
Please download and carefully review the complete Art Call before submitting.
Inquiries regarding this project may be directed to:
Doti Niedermayer, Senior Manager, Cultural Services
Hollybridge Way Public Art Landmark Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
City of Richmond
August 9, 2018Link >>
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with the Parks Department, is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-responsive landmark artwork for the new entrance plaza at the Hollybridge Way Waterfront Park located adjacent to the rapidly developing Oval Village, in Richmond, BC.
This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review by the selection panel of the submitted artists’ statements of interest and their qualifications, up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to attend a site orientation and prepare a concept proposal for presentation at an interview. An interview and concept proposal fee of $2,000.00 CDN plus GST will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams, plus travel expenses to a maximum of $1,000.00.
Deadline for Submissions:
For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities.htm
Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications (Stage 1)
University of Winnipeg
July 27, 2018Link >>
Public Artwork for Park 524 and 525 [RFQ]
Studio F Minus
August 6, 2018Link >>
The City of Mississauga seeks to commission a qualified artist or artist teams to create a new public artwork in Municipal Park 524 and 525.
Development of these park lands is expected to be completed in summer 2020. The budget for this artwork is $90,000 CAD + HST.This is a two-stage selection process. Applicants are asked only to submit qualifications at this time. Artists selected to submit proposals in Stage 2 shall receive an honorarium of $1000 CAD.
The deadline to submit qualifications for this opportunity is Monday, August 6, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST1.
This public artist call is part of a larger park development project. The selected artist will be part of a multi-disciplinary consulting team led by landscape architects MBTW Group. The project goal is to design and construct an innovative, environmentally responsive, all-season community park that effectively integrates park amenities, facilities, and infrastructure with the unique natural features of the site.
The newly constructed park will offer a valuable green space to residents, in a central location between north and south Mississauga and along the main urban and economic corridor, Hurontario Street.
This call is open to local, national, and international artists and artist collectives who qualify as professional artists under the definition provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.
The budget for this artwork is $90,000 CAD + HST. This budget is to be inclusive of all artist fees, fabrication, engineering, installation labour, travel and other costs related to the production and installation of the artwork.
Call for Qualifications Entry Requirements:
All responding artists must submit the following in a single PDF:
As a separate PDF, please submit:
How to Submit
Please download and carefully review the complete art call before submitting.
All submissions must be sent via e-mail to . If attachments exceed 10MB, the artist may instead submit a link toownload the files from a secure third-party hosting platform such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or WeTransfer.