Donate public art or memorials
Please contact Parks or City staff prior to commissioning an artist.
Approval will be considered depending on existing resources and civic priorities.
Please review the guidelines for donating public art below.
Parks is not accepting proposals for public art donations at this time.
Create and place public art in Vancouver through the:
A budget for projects that reflect civic priorities is allocated each year. Potential projects are selected from our planning initiatives, such as:
- Infrastructure and parks development projects.
- City buildings and other City undertakings.
- Needs and interests of particular communities.
- Current public art plans.
Private sector rezonings greater than 100,000 square feet are required to contribute $1.98 per buildable square foot to a public art process approved by us.
Options for developers
Developers may fulfill the public art commitment in one of two ways.
Public Art policies and guidelines
Information for artists
- Civic Commission Process (111 KB)
- Considerations for Artists Submitting to Public Art Competitions (537 KB)
The Park Board is not currently accepting proposals for public art donation. Please check back for updates.
- Guidelines for Gifts of Art Intended for Permanent Placement at Public Sites (180 KB)
- Park Board guidelines for the donation of public art or memorials (120 KB)
- Make an outdoor mural
- City of Vancouver Mural Guidelines - Land Use and Development Policies and Guidelines (80.26 KB)
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 Committe Bylaw 6870 (75.10 KB)
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.
- Read the Public Art Review Plan (251.67 KB)
Private Development Guidelines and Policies
- Public Art Guidelines for Rezoned Development [RETIRED] (108 KB), applicable to rezonings referred to public hearing on or before July 31, 2014.
- Public Art Policy and Procedures for Rezoned Developments [CURRENT] (760 KB), applicable to rezonings referred to public hearing after July 31, 2014.
Procedures have been established for removing art work from public sites under City or Park Board jurisdiction.
- Read the De-accession Guidelines (22.81 KB)