Call for Creative Programming Proposals

2017 Call for Creative Programming Proposals –
Activities for Centennial Square and Beacon Hill Park's Cameron Bandshell

Each summer, the City of Victoria offers free activities in Centennial Square and at the Beacon Hill Park Cameron Bandshell for the community to enjoy. Recent examples include ballroom and salsa dancing, board games such as chess and scrabble, markets and fitness classes.

In February, the City was seeking creative proposals to program activities at these two venues on an ongoing basis from May to September 2017. Activities could be weekly or on a monthly basis and be anywhere from one month to five months in duration. Proposals for one-time events or festivals were not accepted.

NOTE: The submission deadline has now passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.

How to Apply

To be considered, event programmers were invited to complete and submit the fillable application form below with links to samples of their work or examples of similar work.

Submissions were to be emailed to by midnight on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Preference will be given to applicants who reside in the Capital Region. Submissions will be reviewed by a City staff team. Successful applicants will be contacted in March. 


A small budget is available to cover costs associated with materials, production and instruction fees. Please outline the budgetary needs in your creative proposal.


Creative proposals were to include:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter, outlining your program, intended audience, and technical and budget requirements
  • Information on where you have produced this program in the past, or have seen it produced
  • Photos or a link to video showcasing your program in action

Submissions will be assessed on:

  • Broad appeal
  • Creative proposal, which should be fully formed and not require further development
  • Focus on areas of arts, culture, wellness, culinary, children’s and recreation programming
  • Activity must be free and open to the public
  • Track record of applicant in delivering programs to the community
  • Viability of the proposed program
  • Applicant’s ability to work with the public in a safe environment and work independently
  • Innovation and creativity

Successful applicants will be expected to engage regularly with the City’s cultural programmer, contractors, and the community.


  • Submission deadline extended – Monday, February 27, 2017 at midnight
  • Assessment and selection completed – Early March
  • Successful applicants contacted – Early March
  • Scheduling and contracts – March

For More Information

Sarah Turner
Cultural Programmer