City of Vancouver – Public Art Program | Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:00pm
Budget: Up to $100,000 (all inclusive)
The City of Vancouver Public Art Program in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and the architectural firm Dialog have identified a public art opportunity at the new nə́c’aʔmat ct Strathcona Branch Library at 730 East Hastings Street. The commission is for new work. Eligible artists are invited to submit credentials and a letter of interest for consideration.
The nə́c’aʔmat ct Strathcona library is the first public facility in Vancouver with a Coast Salish name. nə́c’aʔmat ct means “We are one” in the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm (Musqueam) language. Public art at the site should reflect the character of this neighbourhood which is rich in cultural histories and diverse populations, including Indigenous peoples and early Japanese, Chinese, and European immigrants.
The opportunity is to provide a welcoming and inviting entrance through the design of a sliding door just inside the entrance to the library. The selected artist may also have an opportunity to extend the design elements onto the surface of the inset wall into which the door slides and onto the translucent glass curtain wall that delineates the second floor. The project should include consideration of lighting.
This opportunity is suitable for artists who:
- Have experience in producing artworks for public spaces
- Reside in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland