Collage of utility wraps

Utility wrap artist call

We’re looking for artists to create digitized vinyl designs for up to 30 utility boxes throughout the city.

The box wraps are intended to support artistic excellence and innovation while enlivening the cityscape. 

The project enhances the public realm by featuring local artists’ work along busy commercial streets.

What's happening

We received over 200 applications. Thank you to all the talented artists who applied!

33 artists have been commissioned to produce artwork which will be installed between July and September.

2018 key dates

Application deadline  April 25 at 4pm
Short-listed artists announced May 2018
Design proposal due June 20, 2018
Final selection July 2018
Artwork production and installation June to September 2018


Artists must have a relationship to Vancouver.

Artwork must be unique, original work and successfully completed by summer 2018. 

Partnerships and collaborations are accepted, including between established and emerging artists. 

How to apply

  1. Read the guidelines  (304 KB)
  2. Apply online

Apply now

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