Artists for Democracy – Call for Donations

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This is a call for artwork donations in support of a Fair Vote Canada Fundraising Campaign.

Artists have always been at the forefront of social change. Artists have always applied their critical, creative thinking to address issues in our society.”

The World is changing and it’s changing fast. Many are concerned that we are headed in a negative direction with the environment, global economies, women’s rights and democracy.
We are asking you to help us move Canada’s Democracy forward.

For 15 years, Fair Vote Canada has spearheaded an important campaign for a fairer electoral system, Proportional Representation (PR), that will help all Canadians more forward on so many issues we care about: to protect the environment for future generations, to elect more women into our legislatures, to improve our democracy. Please refer to our Evidence Paper for more information: http://www.fairvote.ca/fvc-erre-submissions_appx_1_evidence/

To this end, we are holding an online art auction at the end of March.

We are asking you to join our longtime supporter, Robert Bateman, and donate original artwork in support of this mighty campaign.

We will gratefully grant recognition to donating artists in all ads for the auction, prior to and following, as well as our Website, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information or to make a donation of your treasured work, please email marilyn.lybbert@fairvote.ca with details and your contact information.

We thank you for your support.

Public Art Boost – Grant Opportunity

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The City of Vancouver invites proposals from professional arts organizations that are currently working on new public art projects or need to boost capacity to commission new artworks for existing projects that can be completed by end of 2018.

As part of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Boost (view council report), a special fund allocated by City Council for 2016-18, funding is available for significant public art projects taking place over the next two years. This funding, which complements the expansion of the Public Art Community Grant program, is intended for professional arts organizations that are producing art in public places.

The Public Art Boost is intended to enable exceptional projects to have a significant impact, through increasing the number of artist commissions, expanding to multiple locations, reaching out to diverse audiences from across the city, or otherwise increasing the capacity or impact of the project.

  • Applications: Now Open
  • Deadline: 4:00 pm PST, February 22, 2017

Organizations intending to apply must first contact staff to confirm eligibility: Marcia Belluce, Cultural Planner marcia.belluce@vancouver.ca 604-871-6875

Learn more and submit here.