Centre for Trades Education and Innovation - Call for Expression of Interest

Camosun College

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
well as material choices that reflect the programs and histories that exist within and around it (ie Jack White and John Drysdale buildings).

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.


Submission Guidelines:

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.
Submissions by mail must include physical printed copies of all support documents with images on dvd or thumb drive readable on PC and MAC. Mailed or delivered submissions should be clearly marked 18-03-2231 Call for Public Art.

Please download and carefully review the complete Art Call 18_03_2231_Call_for_Public_Art.pdf before submitting.