Artist Opportunities

The District of Sechelt values public art as a significant tool for promoting the cultural vibrancy of Sechelt, encouraging economic development, and creating a sense of enhanced civic pride and identity. Artists interested in receiving notifications for art opportunities offered by the District of Sechelt can contact Siobhán Smith at ssmith@sechelt.ca and ask to be added to the email distribution list. Artists are also encouraged to watch for opportunities on the District of Sechelt's Facebook account.

Current Opportunities

Artist-Designed Crosswalk

The District of Sechelt invites artists and/or artist-led teams, to submit Expressions of Interest to create designs for the pedestrian crosswalks at Trail Ave. and Cowrie St., and at Trail Ave. and Dolphin St.

These crosswalks are part of a larger construction project along the Trail Ave. corridor. A design proposal is not requested at this time. This is a two-stage selection process: in stage one, applicants will be reviewed on the basis of professional qualifications, experience, and artistic merit of past work. In stage two, short-listed artists will be required to submit a design concept proposal.

 

Community Photo Display

To celebrate and promote visual arts in our community, submissions of photographs are being accepted for display in the District of Sechelt’s municipal hall. Applicants from Sechelt are given priority, but artists from other Sunshine Coast localities will also be considered.

Three photos will be displayed in the lobby of Municipal Hall; displays will be rotated on a quarterly basis. The acrylic frames accommodate images 24”h x 36”w. Due to the large size of the display frames, the original photo should be a minimum of 3000 x 4500 pixels (13.5MP).

Click here to download the Photo Display submission requirements

 

Past Opportunities 

Street Banners

The District of Sechelt’s banner program is a community public art initiative that showcases the work of local artists and highlights the creativity of our community. Every two years the District of Sechelt issues a call for artists, illustrators, and/or graphic designers residing on the Sunshine Coast to create original banner artwork for Sechelt’s lamppost banners. The selected artist will be responsible for the creation of two designs that will be printed onto 80 banners. 

Not currently accepting applications, please check back in the summer of 2021.   

 



Contact:

Siobhán Smith, Arts, Culture + Communications Coordinator
District of Sechelt
5797 Cowrie St, 2nd Floor
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

(604) 740-8476  ssmith@sechelt.ca