National Call for Proposals to Emerging Artists - Passage

Canadian Heritage

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.

The Art in the Capital Program, managed by Canadian Heritage, aims to raise the profile of public art in the urban spaces of Canada’s Capital Region. Public art is an integral part of urban landscapes and contributes to a vibrant, enriched society.

The York Street Steps are in a high visibility location in the core of Canada’s Capital Region linking the historic Byward Market district to Major’s Hill Park and Parliament Hill. The steps are used by thousands of visitors and residents each year.

Submission of Proposals

Please download and review the complete art call before submission. A French version is enclosed as well. 

Please identify your proposal: Passage 2018
All proposals must be submitted by email to: