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 email@example.com 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 page and Instagram account.
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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
Display Space for Art Crawl
The District of Sechelt is offering artists the opportunity to display their artwork in our community use buildings for the annual Sunshine Coast Art Crawl.
Utility Box Art Wraps
The District of Sechelt is looking for artists, designers and/or photographers residing on the Sunshine Coast to create original designs to be reproduced and applied to two utility boxes in Sechelt.
Community Art for Hackett Park
The District of Sechelt invites artists and/or artist-led teams, to submit proposals to create a collaborative and community-engaged artwork on the tiered concrete block seating for the new Hackett Park outdoor stage. This aim of this project is to beautify the seating in Hackett Park while building connections between community members and encouraging community participation.
Summer Music Series Producer
The District of Sechelt invites expressions of interest from qualified individuals and/or organizations to provide event production services for our 2022 - 2024 Sechelt Summer Music Series concerts.
Producer of the Sechelt Arts Festival
Are you a creative leader with a passion for the arts? The district of Sechelt is seeking expressions of interest for the role of festival producer for the Sechelt arts festival. Deadline to apply is Feb 7, 2022. Details can be found in our tenders and proposals section under 2021-28 RFEOI producer for Sechelt arts festival.
Mural for Hackett Park
The District of Sechelt is looking for artists and/or artist-led teams, to submit expressions of interest to create a mural for two sides of the exterior of the Hackett Park public washroom building.
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. The selected artist will be responsible for the creation of two designs that will be printed onto banners.
The District of Sechelt is inviting photographers residing on the sunshine coast to submit a photo of Sechelt for consideration as a new photomural inside municipal hall. The selected photograph will be made into a large-scale vinyl appliqué and mounted on the wall behind the main reception desk.
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.
Siobhán Smith, MA
Arts, Culture + Communications Coordinator
District of Sechelt
5797 Cowrie St, 2nd floor