New West seeks artists for public art works

Got an idea for a public art piece?

The City of New Westminster has issued a call for artists to create work for the new New Westminster Aquatics and Community Centre (the replacement for the Canada Games Pool).

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The city wants to commission one or more professional artists or artist teams to create “a single or multiple permanent site-specific artwork(s) that will be meaningful for Indigenous and other cultures,” according to a city write-up.

The city is working with a budget of $500,000 for all artworks.

Professional artists or artist teams are being invited to submit their qualifications and letters of interest for the project. Artists/artist teams will be chosen using a two-stage selection process: an open call for expressions of interest, followed by an invitation to shortlisted artists to submit a public artwork proposals.

The deadline for expressions of interest for Phase 1 is Thursday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m.

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