Client: City of North Vancouver
Location: City of North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Completion date: 2025
Artwork budget: $350,000
Ballard Fine Art
North Vancouver Recreation and Culture
City of North Vancouver
Concert Properties, in coordination with the City of North Vancouver’s Developer Public Art Program, is inviting Expressions of Interest from Canadian and US professional artists and artist teams to create original site-specific public artwork associated with this new development project to be built in a new park/plaza that faces Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver.
The project is situated on the north edge of Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet, with spectacular views of downtown Vancouver directly across the water. Fell Plaza will be part of a linear park adjacent to the waterfront. The artwork created for this location will be highly visible from both land and inlet, with multiple engagement opportunities for a diverse array of audiences, including residents and visitors enjoying the park, along with marine enthusiasts using one of the two nearby marinas.
The public art opportunity for the Fell Avenue Plaza is envisioned as a signature sculptural artwork. An artist may consider a wide range of possibilities in approach, media, and 3-dimensional form to activate the space.
The selection process is a two-stage open call to local, regional, Canadian and International professional artists or artist teams with a voting selection panel. In stage one of the selection process, artists will submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for consideration by the selection panel. Upon the close of the open call, the selection panel will meet to review all submissions and determine a shortlist of 4 artists to develop a concept proposal for the public art opportunity. In stage two, the shortlisted artists will be invited to develop and present a concept proposal to the selection panel.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST REQUIREMENTS (DIGITAL FORMAT ONLY) i) Cover letter briefly outlining the artistic approach to the site and public art opportunity (500 words maximum) ii) Current CV (2 pages maximum) iii) Maximum of 10 high quality digital images of past work submitted as a folder link from WeTransfer, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, and/or OneDrive etc. iv) Annotated image list of past work including: title, medium, date, dimensions, budget, corresponding image number, and brief description of the artwork (30 word maximum) iv) Complete artist contact information Please email submissions by Monday, June 12, 2023 at 9:00am PDT to: firstname.lastname@example.org