Call to Artists for Commercial Alley - Victoria's Outdoor Art Gallery

Commercial Alley, Victoria’s outdoor art gallery, is looking for a new installation. The City of Victoria and the Open Space Arts Society partnered last year to establish the outdoor art gallery located between the 500 Block of Yates Street and Bastion Square, to add vitality to the area while retaining the alley’s use by local businesses.

Call to Artists

Local artists are invited to submit proposals for the third Commercial Alley installation, which will be showcased from June to December 2015. The artwork will be presented as a series of four, 1.2 metre by 2.4 metre panels.

Proposals are to include a statement of interest that expresses ideas for the artwork, a description of the work, a brief artist biography and 10 images of the artist’s past and current work. The selected artist will be paid a fee of $1,750 and a $250 stipend for shipping the artwork to the location. Plywood panels, weatherproofing and installation of the artwork will be provided by the City of Victoria.

The Open Space Program Committee and representatives from the City of Victoria Art in Public Places Committee and the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society will review proposals that meet submission guidelines.

Proposals are to be emailed to openspace@openspace.ca by Friday, May 1, 2015 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.

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