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Open call for artist-initiated projects

Our Public Art Program invites artists to submit their ideas for public art projects in any scale, scope, and medium.

We are looking for artists to propose meaningful pieces for public spaces in the city that reflect the complexities of place and publics, engage cultural practices, and provoke critical dialogue. 

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.

Read the artist call  (470 KB) for detailed information about:

  • Eligibility
  • Selection
  • Information sessions
  • Submissions

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Note Apply online under “artist-initiated projects”

Learn more about previously commissioned artist-initiated projects and the Public Art Program

What's happening

Accepting submissions for artist-initiated projects

Submission deadline is Thursday June 6 at 3pm.

Read the questions and answers from our information sessions  (380 KB)

2019 key dates

Open call released April 4
Artist information sessions April 25 and May 7
Submission deadline June 6 at 3pm PDT
Shortlist selected Week of June 24
Orientation of shortlisted artists Week of July 8
Concept proposals due Week of September 16
Finalists selected Week of October 1
Artworks commissioned Week of October 14