Vancity call to artists in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley for the new Maillardville community branch, Coquitlam, BC


Vancity Credit Union


Nov. 30, 2016 (mailed submissions)
Dec. 5, 2016 (11:59 am PST, digital submissions)

Call for Artists Description:

Vancity Credit Union requesting expressions of interest for a site-specific art commission for the new Maillardville community branch at 101 – 969 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC.

Our project
Our vision inspires us to think differently about wealth—to re-envision prosperity as something we can only achieve if we’re surrounded by and connected to a vibrant and diverse community. Our values-based banking model is grounded in the local economy because we believe you only truly prosper when you’re connected to a healthy community. We’re relocating our Maillardville community branch (branch 51) to better reflect the way we do business. This new branch project includes an art call designed to engage the local art community as an integral part of our member’s branch experience. Through this art call, Vancity will select one artist or artist team to create one art commission.

Call to artists in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
Vancity is now accepting applications of expressions of interest (EOI) from artists or artist teams who live or work in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley to design and integrate a site-specific art commission. We’re seeking applications for artwork that reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the local community. Content / themes must align to Vancity’s vision and values, and can be social, economic, historical, environmental or a combination. Preference will be given to submissions that aim to incorporate up-cycled, recycled, sustainably sourced, salvaged, found and/or other natural media.

Artist information session
One artist information session will be hosted at the current location for the Maillardville community branch located at 1025 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam, BC. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm This session will provide an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about Vancity, the Maillardville community branch location, its community, and the proposed art commission for the branch. Light refreshments will be provided. Artists must RSVP to attend this session. To RSVP, or for more information, please email:

The selected artist or artist team will be awarded $7,000.00 as well as a supplemental materials budget. The call for EOI submissions will stay open for mailed submissions until Wednesday, November 30, 2016 and until 11:59 am on Monday, December 5, 2016 for digital submissions.

How to Apply:

For submission guidelines and further information, please visit Or contact: Tanya Slingsby Art Program Facilitator Vancity


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