Call to Artists
Artists interested in applying to Richmond Public Art opportunities may find the brochure Guidance for Applying to Public Art Calls helpful in preparing applications for consideration by a Selection Panel.
Hollybridge Way Public Art Landmark
Request for Qualifications
The Richmond Public Art Program, in partnership with the Parks Department, is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-responsive landmark artwork for the new entrance plaza at the Hollybridge Way Waterfront Park located adjacent to the rapidly developing Oval Village, in Richmond, BC.
This is a two-stage open artist call. Following review by the selection panel of the submitted artists’ statements of interest and their qualifications, up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to attend a site orientation and prepare a concept proposal for presentation at an interview. An interview and concept proposal fee of $2,000.00 CDN plus GST will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams, plus travel expenses to a maximum of $1,000.00.
The total artwork budget is $300,000 CAD, for all design, consultants, fabrication, installation, documentation and all associated costs.
Maximum weight of 8,000 kg (4 tons) and maximum height of 6 m (20 ft.)
Open to professional artists and artist teams residing in Canada. Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for Submissions:
|Thursday, August 9, 2018, 4:00 pm PDT|
For more information and to how to apply, please download the Hollybridge Public Art Landmark for this artist call.
Musqueam Artist Opportunity
The Richmond Public Art Program and the Richmond Public Library are inviting four Musqueam artists to share a Musqueam origin myth or foundational story to be illustrated through a series of hands-on workshops using traditional Musqueam art forms. The project will encourage cross-cultural exchange and learning of Musqueam culture.
Artists with practices in traditional art forms such as weaving, beadwork, drawing, carving and painting are encourage to apply. Selected artists will lead a minimum of three (3) workshops. Each workshop will be 2–2.5 hours long with up to 12 participants. Selected artists will be supported by Richmond Public Library to provide workspaces, secure storage, scheduling, promotion and registration of participants.
Four selected artists will each be paid $1,500 for 3 workshops. A materials budget of up to $500 will be available for each artist. Artist will submit receipts to be reimbursed for material expenses.
This opportunity is open to Musqueam artists only.
The deadline to apply is September 3, 2018.
For more information please contact Public Art Project Coordinator, Elisa Yon at 604-204-8671 or Elisa.Yon@richmond.ca