Call for Artists – ArtsAlive Oak Bay

February 22, 2022


Call for Artists: ArtsAlive Public Art Program

ArtsAlive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public art program. Sculptures are selected by a peer jury to be displayed for up to a year at outdoor sites in our municipality. They are on temporary loan by the artists who are sponsored by a local business or community group.

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture has installed outdoor sculptures in a variety of locations around Oak Bay — from stylized realistic pieces to the purely abstract, in various media including static and kinetic sculpture. They have been greatly appreciated for their artistic merit and have challenged viewers to pause and reflect about living in this special seaside community, proud of its distinct heritage even as it contemplates its future as a vibrant place to live and work. The permanent sculptures frame views, animate parks, streetscapes and viewpoints.

Now in its seventh year, the Oak Bay Public Art program, ArtsAlive, is an expression of our municipality’s support for a flourishing arts environment for our entire community.

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Invitation to Artists:

This is an excellent opportunity for both mid-career and emerging artists to conceive and showcase their work, creativity, skills, imagination and talent in a public space. Artist’s work will have exposure to thousands of residents and visitors in this high-profile program. The municipality, local media and Oak Bay Tourism will promote this show throughout the year. Related arts events like art walks, paint-ins, concerts and celebrations will be organized (pending public health orders), generating more excitement and building community.


  • Artists based in Western Canada are invited to submit an application for our 2022-2023 outdoor public art program (due to shipping/importing logistics of artwork, we cannot accept sculptures shipped from outside of the region at this time).
  • Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by an artist peer jury.
  • Pending community sponsorships, up to 6 works may be selected and installed in highly visible outdoor locations open to the public.


Financial Support

Successful submissions will be provided with an honorarium of $1,000 and a travel/delivery reimbursement budget of up to $500.


Additional Information:

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Due date for applications is Friday, March 11, 2022.

Submissions Deadline
March 11, 2022

February 22, 2022

Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture
2167 Oak Bay Ave
Victoria, BC, V8R 1G2
Western Canada