Call to Artists: Bear Creak Athletics Center- Surrey, BC, Canada

  • Commissioning Entity

    City of Surrey

  • Application Open Date


  • Application Deadline Date


  • Minimum Budget


  • Maximum Budget


  • Location of Commission

    Surrey, Alabama, Canada

  • Commission Portal

    View Link

  • Geographic Eligibilty


  • Contact Name

    Cris Mora

  • Contact Email

    [email protected]

  • Contact Phone

  • Commission Document

    Document not uploaded

  • Brief Description

    The City of Surrey invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from professional artists or artist teams to create a large-scale artwork on the East Elevation of the future Bear Creek Athletics Centre. The sporting amenities at Bear Creek Park are being upgraded to host sport competitions and support the needs of the community. The design includes an improved track and partially covered grandstand seating for 2,200 spectators. The East Elevation of the grandstand is what visitors will first see upon entering the park. This large expanse has four sheer walls each measuring 5.5m wide x 6.1m high. These walls will be the site of a large-scale artwork that welcomes people to the athletics centre and helps integrate the building into the natural surround of the park itself.

    Bear Creek Park is a much beloved gathering place for the community. Families and children play in the waterpark and playground. Residents of all ages use the track and work-out equipment to stay fit and healthy. Small groups gather on the many picnic tables to talk, play games, and share meals.

    An artwork is envisioned that welcomes visitors to the park and grandstand, while maintaining an inviting atmosphere that residents feel comfortable playing, exercising, and gathering around. Proposals should integrate the building with the natural elements of the park and carry a unified visual language across all walls to create a large muti-part artwork.

    The artwork should speak to the ways in which human beings are connected to and a part of the natural world.

    To submit proposals for this Expression of Interest, please email [email protected] Subject line: Bear Creek Athletics Centre Proposal – (Your Name)

    Your Expression of Interest should contain the following information:

    • Contact Details: Name, address, email and phone number
    • Concept Summary: Briefly outline your ideas and approach for this project (2 page max)
    • Concept Sketch: A visualization of your concept
    • Artist CV: History of past exhibitions, commissions, education and/ or relevant experience

    If applying as a team, please include one for each team member:

    • Bio & Artist Statement: A brief introduction to who you are and what your practice is about (1 page max)
    • Portfolio: Up to 10 images of past work
    • Please include titles, date, description and materials and combine all items into a single PDF document (10mb max)

    • See commission link document for additional information and instructions