Open Call – Artist-Initiated Opportunity: Invitation to Artists to Propose Public Artworks for Vancouver

Monument for East Vancouver by Ken Lum - photo credit - Ken Lum

Monument for East Vancouver by Ken Lum Photo: Ken Lum

This open call to artists request approaches to artwork of any scale for public spaces in Vancouver.

The City of Vancouver invites artists to expand their art practice and propose new artworks, envisioned for sites in Vancouver, that contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces and neighbourhoods.

This is an opportunity for artists to create public art outside of constraints of site, theme or medium, allowing for explorations of all parts of the city. Artists are invited to extend their practices into the public realm, expanding ideas of what public art is or does.

Emerging or established artists may propose works in a range of media including, but not limited to:

  • built form,
  • two-dimensional work,
  • socially engaged practices,
  • short-term and permanent sculptural installations.

All commissions are for new work; existing work will not be considered.

For detailed information regarding this opportunity, please read the Artist Call

Submission deadline: Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 3pm (Pacific Time)

How to Apply

All proposals must be submitted via the online application form. It is wise to apply well in advance of the deadline. Only one submission will be accepted per artist, though works may be proposed for more than one site.

Completed proposals are not requested or required at the application stage. Reference contacts are requested but letters are not required.

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