RFP: Platforms: We Are Here, Live – Vancouver

  • Commissioning Entity: The City of Vancouver
  • Budget: $5000
  • Open Date: 04/19/2021
  • Commissioning Location: Canada
  • Geographic Eligibility: Applicants in region of installation
  • Close Date: 06/09/2021

Brief Description

Covid-19 has magnified and deepened all of the social, health, and economic inequities of our society, and art-making is an important way to respond creatively to this moment. Platforms: We Are Here, Live seeks to commission and make public the work of artists who are engaged in and grappling with the issues revealed by a still-unfolding global pandemic.
Platforms: We Are Here, Live will commission up to twenty artists working in video and two-dimensional media. We are most interested in proposals that present strong ideas that reflect the complexities of our current circumstances and encourage critical dialogue and engagement. Emerging artists and those new to working in the public realm are encouraged to apply.
This call is open to all Vancouver-based artists and artists from the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) Nations