Public Art Calls
Public art calls for non-members are $25. Art calls for members are free.
Non-members can download the payment form here
*Please note, this is not a fillable form
Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications
City of Kelowna
June 28, 2018Link >>
Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications (Stage 1)
Artist Eligibility and Document Link:
Branscombe House Artist Residency - Call for Artists
City of Richmond
June 15, 2018Link >>
The City of Richmond invites professional, community-engaged artists to submit proposals for an 11-month, live-in residency located on Canada’s west coast, in Richmond, B.C.
Branscombe House is a beautifully restored Edwardian style house located in the residential area of historic Steveston in Richmond. The self-contained two-bedroom artists’ suite upstairs is offered as an artist residence/studio with rent 100% subsidized in exchange for ~ 22 hours/month (240 hours total) of hands-on community engagement.
White Rock, BC
Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Public Art Project [RFQ]
City of White Rock
June 20, 2018Link >>
The City of White Rock invites professional artists or artist teams to submit an application for a site-specific public art project at the McCracken Courtyard at the Peace Arch Hospital, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock B.C.
Project Goals and Objectives
The goal is to recognize the women of the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary with a site-specific piece of public art.
In 1947, the White Rock Community (6,000 people) began advocating the Provincial Government for a hospital. Before the Province would approve the request, they required the community to raise $150,000, one third of the construction costs. One year later, in 1948, a group of women founded the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary and began earnestly fundraising. It took the organization three years to fundraise and the hospital officially opened in August 25, 1954. Not only was the funds to open the hospital raised by women, but it was a woman who donated the land that became the building site for the Hospital. Mrs. Amy Weatherby donated 5.5 acres of land and her reasoning for donating the land is the following:
I love White Rock and its people. I love the springs, the autumns, and the glorious summer days. Every time I thought of selling my land, the thought of a Hospital with well-kept grounds and driveways would flash before me and I felt that the site must be kept for no other purpose.
In 2018, the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary is celebrating its 70th birthday. For 70 years, the Auxiliary members have volunteered time and effort to help their community hospital, raising funds for equipment and bringing smiles to patients and extended care residents. The tireless volunteerism of these women has raised over 13 million dollars that has contributed to Peace Arch Hospital being a true community hospital. This piece of public art is a tribute to the women of the Auxiliary and the contribution they have made to the White Rock community.
Interested artists must prepare and submit the following:
Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
Submissions by hand or by post must be sent to:
Storeys Café, Community Public Art Project [RFQ]
City of Richmond
June 28, 2018Link >>
The Richmond Public Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to create a digitally printed wall mural for the Storeys Café at 8080 Anderson Road, Richmond, BC. The commissioned artist will work with community members to encourage individual creative expression from a multi-generational and culturally diverse community within the Storeys development. Artists with socially engaged art practices incorporating drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and other mixed-media that can easily be digitally reproduced are encouraged to apply.
For more information and how to apply: www.richmond.ca/culture/publicart/opportunities.htm
Victoria Park Public Art Project - Call to Artists [RFI]
City of Kingston
May 30, 2018Link >>
The Corporation of the City of Kingston invites expressions of interest from artists or artist teams interested in working with the City of Kingston to develop an artwork for the recently rejuvenated Victoria Park. The park acts as a community hub with many recreational amenities. The proposed work is intended to enhance the experience of the park, as well as be fully accessible.
Artists who work in a diverse range of mediums as well as identify as emerging, mid-career and established artists are encouraged to apply. This public art call is held in accordance with the City of Kingston Public Art Policy.
An artwork proposal is not requested at this time. Through this RFI process, the City of Kingston will identify up to five artists or artist led teams who will be invited to propose works to the Jury, City of Kingston Staff and the broader Kingston community. There will be a community engagement component in the selection of this work in accordance with the City of Kingston’s Community Engagement Framework.
Please contact Taylor Norris, Public Art Coordinator for the City of Kingston for a copy of the RFI. Submissions to the RFI are due May 30th at 3:00:00 pm.
Any inquiries or clarification regarding this Request for Information shall be directed, by email, by 3:00:00 p.m., May 15th, 2018.
Contact: Taylor Norris, Public Art Coordinator
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Active Citizenship Public Art Project Call for Submissions
City of Kingston
May 31, 2018Link >>
The City of Kingston invites submissions from local and regional emerging, mid-career and established visual artists to consider the theme of Active Citizenship for a Public Art Project that will activate transit stops and busses with interior and exterior installed graphics and signage. The selected works and images may be used by the City of Kingston on the website, through social media and in other print and digital forms related to the 2018 Municipal Election.
Vision and Themes
Please download and carefully review the complete call for submissions: COK_Active_Citizenship_Artists_Call.docx before applying.
Art Now Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair - Exhibitor Application
May 25, 2018Link >>
Art Calgary invites applications from all emerging, mid-career and established artists to be represented in our booth at Art Now—Saskatchewan Fine Art Fair.
ART CALGARY at ART NOW
Dates: September 20 to 23, 2018
WHAT IS PROVIDED
COST TO EXHIBITORS
Application Deadline is May 25, 2018
APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE
The jury will review all applications fairly, selecting artists based on quality of the artworks and of the application as a whole. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Successful applications will be notified by June 1, 2018