Public Art

Call to Artists

Posted May 17, 2017
2017 Richmond Arts Centre Art Truck Art Wrap
Request for Proposals (RFP)
The City of Richmond Public Art Program and the Richmond Arts Centre are seeking an artist to create a wrap design to be reproduced and applied to the Art Truck. The project is designed to enhance and beautify the vehicle by adding artwork by a local artist as well as promoting the Richmond Arts Centre outreach programming.

Eligibility Requirements:   Professional artists residing in Richmond, BC 
Deadline for Submissions:  Thursday June 1, 2017, 5:00pm PST 
Download the PDF Document Artist Terms of Reference for more information on how to apply for this opportunity.

Posted: April 12, 2017
West Cambie Neighbourhood Park
Integrated Landscape Public Art Project
Request for Qualifications, (RFQ)
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with the Parks Department, is seeking an artist or artist team to develop a site-responsive integrated landscape artwork for the new six-acre West Cambie Neighbourhood Park in the rapidly developing Alexandra neighbourhood, at 9540-9700 Odlin Road, Richmond, B.C.

This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review by the selection panel of the submitted artists’ statements of interest and qualifications, up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to attend a site orientation and make a presentation of their qualifications at an interview. A fee of $1,000 CAD + GST will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams plus travel expenses to a maximum of $1,000 per artist team.

Budget:  The total concept phase project budget is $40,000 CAD, for all design, consultants, presentation materials including models and all associated costs. The selected artist will enter into a Designs Services contract to develop a concept proposal in consultation with the City.
Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists and artist team residing in Canada.
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:00pm PDT
Installation:  Summer 2018
PDF Document Download the Artist Call Terms of Reference for more information on how to apply for this opportunity.

Posted: March 13, 2017
Utility Box Wrap Call to Artists2017 – 2019 Art Wrap Program Artist Roster Artist Call
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
The Richmond Public Art Program invites artists residing in the BC Lower Mainland to submit applications to be considered for a 30 member artist roster for 2017–2019. The artists on the roster will be automatically considered for commission, to provide one original artwork in a digital format for a series of art wraps on utility boxes located in and around Richmond. Artists may be selected for one or more utility boxes.
Artist Fee:  Up to $1,200 CAD per utility box, based on size and number of utility boxes per commission
Eligibility Requirements:  Open to professional artists residing in BC's Lower Mainland  
Deadline for Submission:  Thursday March 30, 2017 by 5:00pm PST 
Installation:   Spring 2017 to Spring 2019 
PDF Document Download the Artist Call Terms of Reference for more information on how to apply for this opportunity

Posted: February 27, 2016
Artist Designed Modular Seating
Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
The City of Richmond Public Art Program invites professional artists, designers and craft persons to submit qualifications for an opportunity to design a series of unique modular and portable seating elements to commemorate Canada’s 150 anniversary.

These modular seating elements will be used to activate civic plazas and support special programming and major events in Richmond including, but not limited to, Richmond World Festival, Maritime Festival and the Children’s Arts Festival.

Implementation costs including production and fabrication will be the responsibility of the City of Richmond. The selected artist/designer will be required to work with a third-party manufacturing company contracted by the City.

Artist Design Fee:                 $10,000 CAD
Eligibility Requirements:   Open to professional artists residing in British Columbia 
Deadline for Submission:   Monday, March 20, 2017 at 5:00pm PST
Installation:   September 2017 

PDF Document Download the Artist Call Terms of Reference for more information on how to apply for this opportunity.