Vancity Call to Artists in the Lower Mainland: Cedar Hills community branch


Call to Artists in the Lower Mainland, 2015:
Vancity Credit Union requesting Expressions of Interest for a site-specific art commission for the renovated Cedar Hills community branch in Surrey, BC
Our Project
We’re renovating the Cedar Hills community branch within the City of Surrey to better reflect the way we do business. This branch renovation project includes an art call designed to engage the local art community as an integral part of the branch’s identity. Through this art call Vancity will select one artist or artist team to create one art commission.
Call to Artists in Lower Mainland
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, and Saturday, May 2, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Quick Details
We are seeking applications for artwork that reflect and interpret, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse culture of the local community. Content / themes 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.
Our vision inspires us to think differently about wealth—to re-envision prosperity as something we can only achieve if we are 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.
Vancity is now accepting applications of expressions of interest (EOI) from artists or
artist teams who live or work in the Lower Mainland to design and integrate a site-
specific art commission for our renovated Cedar Hills community branch.
Artist Information Sessions
Two artist information sessions will be hosted at the Vancity South Burnaby community Branch (Branch 17) located at 5064 Kingsway, Burnaby BC, V5H 2E7.
These sessions will provide an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about the Cedar Hills branch location. Artists will also discover more about the community and the proposed art commission for the branch. Light refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP, or for more information about session, please contact: Jennifer_Jenkinson@vancity.com.

The awarded artist or artist team will be awarded $6,500 as well as a supplemental materials budget.
The call for OEI submissions will stay open for mailed submissions until Thursday, May 14, 2015 and until
11:59 am on Monday, May 18, 2015 for digital submissions.
For submission guidelines and further information, please visit Vancity.com/calltoartists/
Or contact:
Tanya Slingsby
Art Program Facilitator Vancity Tanya_Slingsby@Vancity.com



Call for Submissions