Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture
Dec. 10, 2017
Call for Artists Description:
ArtsAlive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public sculpture program where pieces are selected to be shown outdoors in our municipality for approximately one year. 2018 Theme is "Balancing Act."
- All fine artists are invited to submit proposals for our 2018/2019 public sculpture program.
- Proposals will be reviewed by a jury of art professionals and citizen enthusiasts.
- Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
- Up to 13 pieces to be selected and installed in secure, highly visible outdoor locations.
- The public will be invited to vote on a People's Choice Award. This piece will be considered for purchase by the Municipality up to a fair market value of $18,000.
- Sculptures valued over $18,000 will be considered for exhibition and sale only. A commission of 10% of the sale of any sculpture will go to ArtsAlive to be used for the development of the program.
- Through this annual program, Oak Bay intends to develop a public art collection for permanent display.
Benefits to the Artist
- This is an excellent opportunity for artists to showcase their work, imagination and talent. Thousands of local residents and visitors will be exposed to the work in this high profile program. The municipality, local media, Tourism Victoria and Tourism Oak Bay will promote this show throughout the year. Related art events like art walks, paint-ins, and celebrations will be organized, guaranteeing more excitement and community participation.
- Successful submissions will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000 and a travel/delivery budget of up to $500.
How to Apply:
For more information and to apply online: https://www.oakbay.ca/explore-oak-bay/arts-culture/artsalive/call-artists-application