Platforms: We Are Here, Live – Artist Call

The City of Vancouver is welcoming submissions for Platforms: We Are Here, Live, a public art program which will commission temporary artworks for existing platforms throughout Vancouver. The program focuses on artists working in video and two-dimensional media and each commissioned artist will receive $5,000 for the creation, editing and design of the artwork. The…

Call for Proposals for THE WALL

Proposals for the next artwork on THE WALL at the CBC plaza are now being accepted. Independent curators and artists are invited to submit concept proposals for installation this summer. THE WALL is a large format artists’ platform made possible through a partnership between Vancouver Heritage Foundation and CBC/Radio-Canada, and produced in partnership with the…

Platforms 2020: Public Works November Program

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program is pleased to present the November edition of Platforms 2020: Public Works. Throughout the month artworks by Sunroop Kaur, Ryley O’Byrne, Dejan Radovanovic, Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo, Manuel Axel Strain, and Gerri York will be presented on the city’s public art platforms, including transit shelters, billboards, the VanLive screen,…

New public artwork in Chinatown shines a light on Chinese Canadian cultural heritage

A new neon artwork by Paul Wong honouring the history of Cantonese migrants now illuminates 475 Main Street. The piece is designed to promote discussion around the significance of, and challenges to, Chinese language, culture and preservation of heritage assets in the neighbourhood. The neon artwork displays the Chinese characters 鹹水埠温哥华, which translates to “Saltwater…

Platforms 2020: Public Works Artist Call

While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of arts programming internationally, artists continue to create work from their living rooms and bedrooms, and on the near empty streets of the city. The City of Vancouver Public Art Program invites Vancouver-based artists and artists from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) First…