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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

Artist-initiated projects

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

Mural program artist calls

We're inviting proposals for temporary painted murals and digital printed artwork to be installed in the public realm.

Utility box art wrap call

We’re looking for artists to create digitized vinyl designs for up to 20 utility boxes throughout the city.

Artist-initiated commissions

We invite artists to propose new artworks that contemplate the city, its defining features, spaces, and neighbourhoods.

Grants for emerging artists

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

Artists in Communities program

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 Studio Award Program

Provides Vancouver-based professional emerging artists with low-cost studios 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

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Our City Our Art

A blog that explores Vancouver's public art