Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications

City of Kelowna


Call-to- Artist: Expression of Interest and Qualifications (Stage 1)
By: City of Kelowna Public Art Program
Project: Kelowna Police Services Building
Budget: $120,000 CAD
Submit by: 4pm PT. June 28, 2018


The City of Kelowna, through its Public Art Program, announces a competition to commission a site-specific artwork to be located within a public plaza and forecourt space of the newly constructed Kelowna Police Services Building (KPSB). The artist is to be selected through a two stage process, as determined by the City’s public art selection committee.

Project Brief:
The KPSB serves as the home for the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment, as well as City of Kelowna staff that are responsible for city wide policing services and community outreach programs. It is the collaboration between the City of Kelowna and the RCMP that makes for a unique opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of the Kelowna Police Services in creating a safe, healthy and vibrant community.

A maximum budget of $120,000 CAD has been allocated for the commissioning of the artwork. This sum is inclusive of all Artists’ fees, technical consulting, insurance requirements, fabrication, installation, documentation, travel expenses and all other related costs.

Submission Requirements:
This call is the first of a two stage selection process. The call-out submission does not require the preparation of a proposal. Those artists interested are invited to submit their expression of interest to the City of Kelowna prior to the deadline closure 4pm PT. June 28, 2018.

Artist Eligibility and Document Link:
This competition is open to all professional artists and artist-led teams as defined by the Canadian Council for the Arts. The full Call-to-Artists document as well as information on the City of Kelowna’s public art program can be found at: