Call to Artists – West Point Grey Community Centre Mural Project

Hastings ESS

City of Vancouver – Integrated Graffiti Management Program | Vancouver, BC
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Budget: Up to $4,000

The City of Vancouver’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program in partnership, with the West Point Grey Community Centre Association, is looking for an artist to facilitate the creation of a design with community participation and to produce the design as a mural on four exposed sides of a mobile container (an approximate surface area of 36’ x 8’) located by the Main Office, Fitness Centre and Gymnasium.

ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitation, creation and design of a mural; submission of required documents for approval.
  • Provide project management and community engagement throughout phases of the project.
  • Coordinate the daily setup and take down of the supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Secure and maintain supplies; ensure all expenses stay within approved budget.
  • Develop and complete a work plan & budget.
  • Provide a list of materials required.
  • Provide labour to repair damage to the mural for two years after completion.
  • Adhere to occupational health and safety policies and legislation, environmental compliance measures for materials, techniques, and all disposal methods in accordance with City policies, Government regulations and applicable Municipal, Provincial and Federal Laws.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

PROJECT BUDGET

Up to $4,000.00 ($2000 for artist fees and $2000 for all other costs associated).

SELECTION PROCESS

The incumbent will be selected upon the content included in the resume, cover letter, examples of previous work, and rough sketches of ideas incorporating the below theme, that enhances the local community, environment and contributes to the visual delight of passers-by and the visual quality of the city.

THEME

Must represent an aspect(s) of the Jericho beach/West Point Grey, park habitat and the environmental restoration plan that was started in 2013. This project returned the site to its original natural beauty, created new habitat for local plants, animals, birds, and protected the foreshore environment to improve beach habitat for invertebrates, spawning fish, and foraging shoreline birds.

The result is a well-connected native habitat transitioning from the water’s edge to a woodland forest – that is directly behind the container that the mural will be painted on, a rare opportunity for both residents and wildlife to coexist in a major urban setting. This project aligns with the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan “Access to Nature” goals and the Park Board’s Strategic Plan “Healthy Ecosystems” goal.

APPLICATION

Submit in a single PDF document: a cover letter, resume and/or biography, three photos of previous art work, and if possible a link to a blog/web site with more images of your work, as well as a few rough sketches of your ideas incorporating the theme and any other relevant information by Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 to:

Nathan Pope,
Integrated Graffiti Management Program
320-507 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 0B4
street.activities3@vancouver.ca

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Link to Call: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/calls-for-artists.aspx

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