Artist Call: Squamish Murals Project

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Public spaces throughout Squamish will soon be transformed into permanent works of art thanks to a new public art project launched by the District of Squamish.

The Squamish Murals Project will see installations in four Squamish locations: the BC Hydro box at Loggers Lane and Finch Drive, the Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV) Station located at Guilford and Clarke Drive, the Squamish Public Library children’s area walls and three vacant walls at Brennan Park Recreation Centre

Deadline to Submit: March 20, 2017.

The installation of the chosen artworks is expected to be completed by May 2017.

Learn more about each of the Squamish Murals Project locations and apply Here

Call To Artists – Vancity Marpole Community Branch

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Vancity is remodeling their Maillardville community branch (branch 14) to better reflect the way they do business. This project includes an art call designed to engage the local art community as an integral part of their member’s branch experience.

Vancity is now accepting applications of expressions of interest (EOI) from artists or artist teams who live or work in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to design and integrate a site-specific art commission.

They are seeking applications for artwork that reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the local community. Content / themes must align to Vancity’s vision and values, and can be social, economic, historical, environmental or a combination. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to incorporate up-cycled, recycled, sustainably sourced, salvaged, found and/or other natural media.

One artist information session will be hosted at the Marpole community branch located at 8615 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC on: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7 pm.                  Artists must visit www.calltoartists.ca and register to RSVP and attend this information  session.

  • Prize: $7,000.00 as well as a supplemental materials budget
  • Deadline: All submissions must be completed online at www.calltoartists.ca by Monday April 24, 2017 at 11:59am

Learn more Here

The John Ruskin Prize 2017 – Call For Entry!

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Still a relatively new award, The John Ruskin Prize has gained a reputation as one of the most exciting and challenging multi-disciplinary art prizes in the UK. Open to all artists over 18 working in the UK, the Prize promotes and give exposure to the work of emerging artists using a wide range of media and techniques.

The Prize’s emphasis on observation reflects John Ruskin’s belief that drawing helps us to see the world more clearly, and therefore take greater heed of its fragility.

Open to interpretation, this year’s theme is Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in the Eye of Jack.

Application Deadline: Monday April 24th 2017

Prizes: 1st Prize (£3000) | 2nd Prize (£1000) | Student Prize (£1000)
The selection panel will select 20 prize finalists to be included in a high profile shortlist exhibition at The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June – 8th October 2017. The three winners will be announced at the private view in June 2017. All prize finalists will also have the opportunity to be included in the online Ruskin Editions collection.

Learn more and submit Here

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.