Open Call for Artist-Initiated Projects

Vanessa Kwan, “Vancouver Vancouver Vancouver (2010),” Photo: Rowan Barrett

The City of Vancouver Public Art Program invites artists to submit their ideas for public art projects. Artists can propose artworks in any scale, scope, and medium, including the performative and temporary. We are most interested in proposals that reflect on the complexities of place and publics, engage cultural practices, and engender critical dialogue. This is an invitation for artists to experiment and propose meaningful gestures within public space today. Initial applications require only a short statement of interest, resume and images of previous work.

The Artist-Initiated Call is open to both established and emerging artists, including those interested in expanding their practices into the public realm for the first time. The City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program is committed to supporting artists in the creation of new works, by providing necessary resources and staff support through the course of project development and realization.

The Artist-Initiated Call is open to all artists, working individually or in collaboration. Artists and cultural practitioners of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations are especially encouraged to apply.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 3pm PDT

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