Oak Bay Arts Alive – Call for Artists

December 07, 2022 - January 24, 2023


Oak Bay Arts Alive – Call for Artists

Arts Alive is Oak Bay Parks, Recreation and Culture’s annual public art exhibition. 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 eighth year, Arts Alive, is an expression of our municipality’s support for a flourishing arts environment for our entire community.

To learn more please visit:https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/arts-culture/artsalive/artsalive-permanent-public-art


Invitation to Artists:

This is an excellent opportunity for both mid-career and emerging artists to showcase their work.

Artists are invited to reflect on and interpret the theme ‘What is Home?’.


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, generating excitement, and building community.


  • Artists based in Western Canada are invited to apply for our 2023-2024 outdoor public art program
  • Work will be displayed for approximately 1 year.
  • Proposals will be reviewed by an expert volunteer jury.
  • Depending on community sponsorships, up to 8 works may be selected.


Financial Support:

Successful submissions will be provided with an honorarium of $1,600.


Additional Information:

Visit https://www.oakbay.ca/parks-recreation/arts-culture/artsalive/call-artists-application to apply and for details.

Due date for applications is Monday, January 23, 2022.



Andrea Pass



Submissions Deadline
January 23, 2023

December 07, 2022 - January 24, 2023