RFP - Call to Artists: Pride Public Art Project

City of Port Coquitlam


The City of Port Coquitlam seeks proposals for an artist-led, community-engaged public art project that recognizes and celebrates Port Coquitlam’s LGBTQ2+ community, and its presence and contribution to the social fabric of the city.

The City has a vision to be a happy, vibrant, safe community with healthy and engaged residents, and is guided by values and principles of accessibility, diversity and inclusion for all members of the community. The Pride Public Art project presents artists with an opportunity to develop an artwork that builds on these values, deepening relationships, creating a visual marker of presence of the LGBTQ2+ community, while providing a space for reflection, opportunities for dialogue and fostering inclusivity and community pride. The artist or artist team will lead the development and creation of the artwork and will engage members of the community in the artmaking process (see Public Art Project Goals in RFP 2018-29).


This call is open to professional artists and artist teams from Metro Vancouver.  Qualified artists will demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with a community group, organization or public. Artists identifying as LGBTQ2+ are strongly encouraged to apply. 


A site has been selected for the project and is located in the heart of Downtown Port Coquitlam in Leigh Square Community Arts Village, adjacent to City Hall and City Hall Annex. The City invites artists to propose an artwork or artwork installation for the site that is 2-dimension, 3-dimensional, or a combination of both.


The document may be found on BC Bid at: https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome?language=En and then searching for City of Port Coquitlam.  Alternatively, it may be found on the City’s site at this link: https://www.portcoquitlam.ca/business-development/purchasing/current-opportunities/


All submissions must be received not later than 14:00, Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  Per Submission Requirements, 11, submissions should be a single PDF and sent to .