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


Please send your art calls (in Word format) to


Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa Tourism

British Columbia

City of Vancouver, BC
Request for Qualifications - Strand Fraser Street Art Installation
August 1, 2020
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Strand, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, invites artists or artist teams to submit applications and expression of interest to create an artwork to be installed at the Strand Fraser Street development in Vancouver B.C. Strand is committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourage indigenous artist and artists groups to apply.


The artwork will accompany an 105,000 square foot mixed-use development project in Vancouver. The total budget for the public art installation is $146,000 CAD.

The artwork can be integrated into the site in several ways. Please see the attached opportunities to review the site designated for the public art opportunity, and to review additional comments provide to inform the public artwork proposals.

  • Artwork must be constructed of durable permanent materials and be designed to an urban scale.
  • Artwork should be positioned in a way so that it harmonizes with the towers and embraces the developments general character.
  • Ensure artwork does not interfere with accessibility and circulation in front of and/or around the buildings. (ADA)
  • Ensure artwork does not pose a risk of injury to the public (example: sharp points, slip hazards, etc.)
  • Artwork must be vandal resistant. (CPTED)
  • Meet fire codes with respect to flammability as applicable.
  • Meet any applicable BC Building Code standards.
  • Ensure artwork does not cause opportunity for access to restricted areas or areas not normally accessible to the public. (CPTED)
  • Artwork must not interfere with the operation and serviceability of the building.
  • Artwork must be designed to be accessible for maintenance.
  • Artwork must NOT convey religious messages, present demeaning or derogatory portrayals of individuals or groups, nor contain anything which is likely to cause offence based on generally prevailing community standards.
  • The engagement of the City and its citizen is a keystone in the development of public art for the City of Vancouver. There is a clear mandate to have public engagement in the creation of the public art piece. Please engage and provide a strategy for the development of the public engagement component within proposal creation. Include this rationale in the letter of intent.

The total budget established for this project is $146,000. This budget includes (but is not limited to): artist fees, design, permitting as needed, engineering fees, fabrication, installation, photography, insurance and all taxes.


All submissions and inquiries to be emailed to Christina Hirukawa at


More details are available in the accompanying PDF.

New Brunswick

Town of Sackville, NB
Request for Proposals – Public Art
Town Sackville
July 21, 2020
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Deadline Extended.


The Town of Sackville invites professional artists to design, develop, create and deliver a permanent public art installation in order to convey a message of awareness of climate change. These can include social, physical, and immediate or long-term concerns and themes relating to climate change.

The Town would like the artist to focus attention on the characteristic location of Sackville with respect to these issues. However, as climate change is a global phenomenon, the Town also welcomes artists to propose other ideas that situate Sackville within the climate change context while using a global lens.

In addition to the relevance to the Town’s mission, artwork must satisfy reasonable standards of permanence and safety, meeting all relevant codes required for public places, and offering reasonable proof of soundness against theft, vandalism or excessive maintenance and repair.


Artwork for the proposed location must meet the following specifications:

  1. All work must be safe, tamper-resistant, and easily maintained, regardless of ease of public reach.
  1. Artists must approach the project as a permanent installation when considering materials.
  1. All work must be of an appropriate size and design so that it will not create a hazard for impaired pedestrians or use of maintenance equipment.


Applicants must obtain the Request for Proposal document from:


Town of Sackville

31C Main Street

Sackville, N.B.

Telephone (506) 364-4930


See further information here.