Call to Visual Artists for the Vancity Guildford community branch (30)


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 remodeling our Guildford community branch (branch 30) to better reflect the way we do business. This branch remodel 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 Greater 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 Greater Vancouver and/or 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 Guildford community branch located at 108 – 15175 101 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3R 7Z1.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

This session will provide an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about Vancity, the Guildford 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: anne_lai@vancity.com.

The selected artist or artist team will be awarded $7,000.00 as well as a supplemental materials budget.

The call for OEI submissions will stay open for mailed submissions until Wednesday, June 15, 2016 and until 11:59 am on Monday, June 20, 2016 for digital submissions.
For submission guidelines and further information, please visit vancity.com/calltoartists/

Or contact:

Tanya Slingsby
Art Program Facilitator



Call for Submissions