Vancity credit union Call to Artists: Point Grey community branch (22)- Info Session Tues, Oct 3, 2017


Vancity credit union requesting expressions of interest for a site-­specific art commission for the new
Point Grey community branch at 4566 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V6R 2J1.

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 relocating our Point Grey community branch (branch 22) to better reflect the way we do business. This
new branch 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 the Squamish Valley, Metro 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 the Squamish Valley, Metro Vancouver and 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 current location for the Point Grey community branch
located at 4545 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC on:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 pm – 8 pm.

This session will provide an opportunity for interested artists and artist teams to learn about Vancity, the
Point Grey community branch location, its community, and the proposed art commission for the branch. Light
refreshments will be provided.

Artists must visit www.calltoartists.ca and register to RSVP and attend this information session.

The selected artist or artist team will be awarded $7,000.00 as well as a supplemental materials budget.
All submissions must be completed online at www.calltoartists.ca. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 am
on Friday, November 3, 2017.

For guidelines and further information, please visit vancity.com/calltoartists/

Or contact:
Tanya Slingsby
Art Program Facilitator



Call for Submissions