City seeks public art proposals

The City of Nanaimo seeks expressions of interest from artists for large and small-scale public art

The City of Nanaimo seeks expressions of interest from artists for large and small-scale public art.

An information meeting, set for Dec. 8, 5 p.m., at the downtown Nanaimo Art Gallery, will give artists the opportunity to review the request and ask questions to city staff.

Each submission must include: a letter of intent, no more than two pages, explaining preliminary design ideas or completed works;

A current resume, outlining credentials, relevant experience including achievements and commissions;

Appropriateness of the proposed design for public space;

Describe installation of the piece, particularly safety;

Display a high quality of technical skills, imagination, innovation, creativity and artistic merit;

Three references, including address, phone number and e-mail;

Cover letter or signed document stating the artist or team of artists accepts the terms and conditions;

A CD or flash drive of images or concept drawings of the proposed artwork.

Artists will be identified with a temporary plaque, plus an honorarium of up to $4,000 for large-scale art and $1,000 for small-scale.

Deadline to file expressions of interest is 2 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Files can be submitted by mail or in person to the Purchasing Department, 2020 Labieux Rd., V9T 6J9; or by e-mail to

Faxed or late expressions of interest will not be considered.

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