Artist Commission

Call to Artists Library Art Commission 2019

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is seeking a Coast Salish artist or artist team to create an original piece of artwork. The selected artwork will be permanently installed in the Library’s McDonald Creek, Ch’tl’am Swa7lt, meeting room.

• Coast Salish professional or emerging artist, or artist team, working in any visual arts discipline
• Currently working or living in Metro Vancouver or Squamish Valley and legally entitled to work in Canada

The selected artwork will:
• Reflect and interpret the rich culture of the Squamish People
• Represent the Library’s key strategic elements
• Promote reconciliation and respectful relationships in West Vancouver

Information Session: Thursday, March 14, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Expression of Interest Deadline: Friday, March 29, 5 p.m.
Artists and artist teams are encouraged to attend an Information Session at the Library on Thursday, March 14. Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by a selection panel, and up to five artists will be shortlisted and invited to attend an interview. An honorarium of $500 will be paid to each of the shortlisted artists or artist teams.

The total budget established for this project is $12,500. This budget includes (but is not limited to) artist fees, materials, administration, insurance and applicable taxes. Installation, lighting and signage costs will be covered by the Library.

Artist Commission application details [PDF]