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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 call for Arbutus Greenway Billboards

We're seeking recently graduated artists to submit their 2D artworks for consideration on 1 of 5 of our billboards along the Arbutus Greenway.

Artist call for River District Town Centre

We are seeking 2 artists to design permanent public artworks that will be reproduced as 2 installations within River District Town Centre.

A-Frame Activation: Host Nations’ Cultural Residency at Second Beach

We're seeking applications for artists from Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) to work in and activate an A-Frame building.

Public art call for Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh artists

We're seeking submissions for original designs inspired by and reflective of the park theme, rainbow, for a new park at Smithe and Richards.

Platforms: We Are Here, Live

Explore the previous installment of the Platforms program where 23 artists created pieces that reflect the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Artists in Communities program

The Artists in Communities program helps artists working with communities on joint interests. Check out our annual call for applications.

Artist-initiated commissions

We commission artists to develop public artworks outside the limits of a predetermined site, theme, or medium.

Artist Studio Award program

Provides Vancouver-based professional emerging artists with low-cost studios for up to three years.

Engineering Artist-In-Residence Program

We're seeking a mid-career or experienced artist to be in residence with our Engineering Department, in the Green Operations Division.

Grants for emerging artists

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

Mural program artist calls

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

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.


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.

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


Providing information from Toronto to national and international artists.


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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Public Art Program

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


Arts, Culture, and Environment Park Board

2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

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