Art in Kiosks
The Art in Kiosks program enhances everyday artistic encounters and conversations in public space.
This program celebrates the creativity of local visual artists by providing temporary exhibition opportunities throughout the downtown core.
Artworks are displayed in rotating periods throughout the calendar year. The public is invited to seek out these artworks or experience them as they go about their day.
Artists residing in the Capital Region District (including Gulf Islands) apply for the program through an annual open call, and artworks are selected by a jury of local artists and art professionals.
2022 Call to Artists
The City is seeking artwork to display in kiosks in the downtown core from February 2022 through to January 2023. Previous iterations of this program called for a narrow strip of artwork to be displayed alongside a pre-existing map of downtown. In 2022/23, the entire display area will be dedicated to an artist’s work.
This Call is open to local visual artists working in various mediums, and levels of experience. Mediums may include photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, digital artwork, textile and beadworks, that can be imaged and printed in a high-quality poster format. Thought provoking, and artistically challenging art that generates community conversations is encouraged.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST.
2022 Call to Artists Information Session
An information session for interested applicants was held online on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 6 p.m. You can find the presentation from this information session, here.
2021 Kiosk Artwork
The 2021 program was open to applications from designers and illustrators creating original works. Please see below for a map of current locations, and information on the selected artists and their artworks.
Art in Kiosks Map (October 2021 – January 2022)
The City of Victoria’s Cultural Policy, guides decision-making on how we do our work. The City is strengthening its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and accessibility through an Equity Framework that is currently under development. The City defines equity as treating everyone fairly by acknowledging their unique situation and addressing systemic barriers.
In keeping with our Cultural Policy Statement, the City is working to ensure that everyone has access to equal benefits and outcomes by being able to participate fully in the creative life of the city which is essential to a healthy and democratic society. We will continue to learn, respond, examine, and adapt our practices as we move forward.