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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
A monthly series of public art projects being presented from June until the year’s end.
Artists in Communities program
The Artists in Communities program helps artists working with communities on joint interests. Check out our annual call for applications.
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
- Civic Commission Process (111 KB)
- Considerations for Artists Submitting to Public Art Competitions (537 KB)
Donating public art
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 (454 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)
Private Development Guidelines and Policies
- Public Art Policy and Procedures for Rezoned Developments [CURRENT] (1 MB), 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)
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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