The following is excerpted from a call issued by the City of Vancouver.
The City of Vancouver seeks a mid-career or experienced artist to be in residence for an 18-month term with the City's Engineering Department, under the Green Operations Division.
The intent of the residency is to open the dialogue and encourage new perspectives in engineering projects and services.
It is anticipated that artists will work collaboratively with the City Engineering team to explore the work Engineering completes within the City, with a specific focus on opportunities for public art within the City's operations, facilities and capital construction projects. The artist will also identify opportunities for temporary and future artworks that interact with ideas and practices of city planning, infrastructural development, engineering operations and sustainability.
A stipend of $60,000 per residency term is guaranteed. Identified public art projects will have budgets for project expenses that are exclusive of the residency fee.
Artists are encouraged to email questions about the artist call to EngineerAIR@vancouver.ca. Staff will review the questions and publish answers in a document released on November 3.
Submissions are due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2017. More information on the application process can be found here.