[closed] Public Art Calls - William Griffin Community Centre, District of North Vancouver
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April 17, 2021 - The Arts Office is accepting Expressions of Interest from professional artists or artist teams to integrate site specific public artworks as part of a new Community Recreation Centre project at 851 West Queens Road in North Vancouver. There are four public art opportunities associated with this Call. Artists may apply to be considered for one, two, three, or all four projects outlined in this package. The submission deadline is Friday May 16, 2014.

Art Project #1: Interior Entrance Atrium Space
Location: Entrance Atrium Space (includes a 3 story atrium space)
Budget: $95,000
Theme: Connectivity – See Section 4 Themes)
Goal: Focusing on the interior entrance area of the Centre, create a meaningful, bold impact, signature artwork that welcomes everyone and delivers bold impact sparking conversation, contemplation, and community connection.

Art Project #2 – Interior Opportunity
Location: Flexible TBD (i.e. pool area, feature wall, hallway, change area)
Budget: $30,000
Theme: Open (See Section 4 Themes)
Goal: Create a site specific artwork that echos the spirit and function of the selected location.

Art Project #3 – Exterior Plaza Water Feature
Location: Entrance Plaza – Water Feature
Budget: $30,000
Suggested Theme: Water Play (See Section 4 Themes)
Goal: Focusing on the plaza water feature, consider innovative ways to combine arts and physical movement to create an interactive, kinetic sculpture that could be pedaled, spun, pumped, or otherwise engaged with to activate water flow in rainwater channels.

Art Project #4 – Exterior Opportunity
Location: Flexible TBD (ie. facades, outdoor seating, landscape)
Budget: $30,000
Theme: Building Blocks (See Section 4 Themes)
Goal: The exterior of the facility will be enjoyed by a large cross section of people coming to the Centre, the walking trails and the playing field, or simply driving by on their daily commute.


Project: William Griffin Community Centre, District of North Vancouver

Budget: $185,000

Eligibility:  This opportunity is open to all professional artists in Canada and USA who meet the creative, eligibility and performance criteria as outlined in the Call.

Deadline:  Friday May 16, 2021 - 4pm

Download the complete Public Art Call (PDF)

Send submissions to:

District of North Vancouver Public Art Program
c/o North Vancouver Arts Office
#315 – 1277 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 0A2


For more information, contact:

Lori Phillips, Public Art Coordinator
The Arts Office