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Artist opportunities

Find opportunities for local artists including calls for public art, available studio space, juried shows and exhibitions, and more.

Find artist opportunities in and around Vancouver

Open call: invitation to artists to propose public artworks (273.43 KB)

Our Public Art Program invites artists to expand their art practice into the public realm and propose new artworks, envisioned for sites in Vancouver, that contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces, and neighbourhoods.

Children painting

Grants for emerging artists (273.43 KB)

Creative Spark Vancouver provides small grants to emerging artists to engage young people in arts-based projects. Find out more.

Artists in Communities program at Trout Lake Community Centre

Artists in Communities program (273.43 KB)

The Artists in Communities program supports artists working with communities on issues of joint interest or concern using principles of community cultural development. Check out our annual call for artist applications.

Artist live-work studio on East 4th Avenue and Scotia Street

Artist Live-Work Studio Awards Program (273.43 KB)

The Artist Live-Work Studio Awards Program provides Vancouver-based professional artists who have financial need with live-work or work-only artist studios that are low-cost or free for up to three years.

Public Art policies and guidelines

Information for artists

Donating public art

 The Park Board is not currently accepting proposals for public art donation. Please check back for updates.

Murals

Public Art Committee

The Public Art Committee provides advice and guidance to City council and staff, civic agencies, developers, and citizens on public art matters, including the Public Art Program.

Public Art Review Plan

This report summarizes the findings of the first comprehensive evaluation of the City of Vancouver's Public Art Program since it began in 1991.

Private Development Guidelines and Policies

De-accession guidelines

Procedures have been established for removing art work from public sites under City or Park Board jurisdiction.

Additional sources of public art call information

Akimbo

Providing information from Toronto to national and international artists.

Café

A US-based resource that includes opportunities for Canadian and international artists.

The Public Art Directory

A UK-based service listing public art calls.

Public Art Online

Information and knowledge on an international scale.

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Contacts

Public Art Program

publicart@vancouver.ca

501 - 111 West Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

ArtsFinder

Arts, Culture, and Environment Park Board 

artsinfo@vancouver.ca

2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Phone: 604-257-8495

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Our City Our Art blog

Our City Our Art

A blog that explores Vancouver's public art

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