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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: status of public art commissions

April 3, 2020: Private sector and civic commissions of public art are proceeding with adjusted schedules to ensure safety and conformance to current health safety standards. The Public Art Committee will meet as soon as we establish safe protocols for convening advisory committees.

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

Platforms 2020: Public Works artist call

We're looking for artworks that have not been exhibited before and that respond to the current circumstances.

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-initiated commissions

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

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.

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.

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


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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