Signage Kiosk Animation

Artists in the Capital Region, including the Gulf Islands, were invited to submit up to two suitable existing or new artworks for consideration to be displayed on 10 Signage Kiosks in Victoria.

Building off the successful Commute bus-shelter display program, the City sought artists to animate 10 Signage Kiosks within the downtown core. This project will help beautify public spaces and provide more temporary exhibition opportunities for artists of all media. Artists were able to submit up to two digital images/files (one for each style of kiosk). The work will be divided into two display periods running from August 2020 through to January 2021. This project embodies Create Victoria’s vision “to thrive as a place for everyday artistic encounters.”

Check back here in August for announcement of the selected artists!

Equitable Approach 

The City of Victoria’s Cultural Policy guides decision-making on how we do our work. The City is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. In keeping with our Cultural Policy Statement, the City is working to ensure that everyone has equal access to participate fully in the creative life of the city which is essential to a healthy and democratic society.

Please read the City’s cultural policy statement, guiding principles and values that guide our work. 

This competition was open to designers and illustrators who are residents of the Capital Regional District (including the Gulf Islands).

We encouraged a diversity of applicants, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, socio-economic status, class, and religion.

Artists who identified as Black, Indigenous, or people of colour, and creative-makers from other equity-seeking groups were encouraged to apply.

Submissions

The deadline to submit was Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. PSTAll expressions and accompanying documents were to be emailed to culture@victoria.ca

Information Session

Interested candidates were invited to learn more and ask questions at an information session on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.mvia virtual meeting. 

Questions? Email culture@victoria.ca.