The City of Campbell River is seeking public art proposals from artists and artist teams this November. Artists and artist teams working in a wide range of media, permanent or temporary, are encouraged to apply with proposals that address the following goals:
- Have public art viewed as a valuable contributor to the economic, social and cultural development of Campbell River. Encourage local tourism and create signature features for international guests.
- Incorporate public art into the design of selected civic and private developments. Encourage partnerships between creative professionals, community groups, social development programs, artists, children and other cultural groups.
- Foster community engagement in public spaces through storytelling, music, sound, performance, dance, literature, spoken word, new media and fine art.
“The City wants to cultivate even more vibrant, visually exciting and identifiable spaces in the community,” says Lynn Wark, recreation and culture manager. “This call is an opportunity to suggest public art in any part or neighbourhood of Campbell River.”
Wark says the City encourages all cultures and sectors of the community to apply. Find more information on this public art call and submit an application at campbellriverpublicart.ca. Deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. Nov. 30. For more information, call Lynn Wark at 250-923-7911.