We would love to see works that engage with local community, heritage, culture, and natural elements. The works should enliven and enrich the Hastings corridor, while reflecting the values of the local community and the Strathcona BIA.
Eligibility Requirements:Open to artists that reside in the Vancouver area. Indigenous artists and artists with ties to Strathcona are encouraged to apply. Artists who have previously completed works for this project are welcome to apply again. Artists must be able to complete the work before October 2018.
Planters and Associated Budgets:The area to be painted on each planter is approximately 113" by 36" (w X h)
Five artists will be chosen and each artist will be commissioned to paint the planters on one city block. Each selected artist will receive a base stipend of $400, plus an additional $200 for each planter painted. The blocks and program participants are as follows:
300 E Hastings Block, Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users - 2 planters ($800 allocated) 400 E Hastings Block, Vancouver Native Health Society - 1 planter ($600 allocated)500 E Hastings Block, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House - 2 planters ($800 allocated)600 E Hastings Block, Mission Possible - 2 Planters ($800 allocated)700 E Hastings Block, Mikado Martial Arts, Pure Design Inc, Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects - 3 planters ( $1000 allocated)
The SBIA will provide paint materials up to a maximum of $150 per planter. After painting, planters will be coated with a clear product to protect against graffiti damage.
The SBIA will work with the City of Vancouver to obtain any necessary permissions for selected mural proposals.
A selection committee will liaise with participating businesses and organizations to make the final selections by the beginning of September.