Call for Expressions of Interest: Blackie Spit Mural, City of Surrey

Call for Expressions of Interest (Public Art)
Blackie Spit Mural, Surrey, BC

Deadline: May 7, 2023
Artist Fee: $5,000
*Materials, equipment & space provided by the City

The City of Surrey invites Expressions of Interest from an Artist to lead community engagement and co-design workshops to develop and paint a mural at Blackie Spit Park.

Blackie Spit Park is located in the Crescent Beach neighbourhood of South Surrey and has amazing views of Mud Bay and the North Shore Mountains. Part of Blackie Spit Park is an Environmentally Sensitive Area that showcases a coastal sand dune ecosystem. The Environmentally Sensitive Area is set aside for migratory birds as well as rare and sensitive plants and animals.

In 2022, an existing washroom facility was expanded to accommodate the increased usage by park goers. This is an opportunity to create a new mural on the washroom that is reflective of the site and community.

The Artist would participate in an environmental stewardship workshop to learn about the natural heritage of the park. They would use those learnings to lead a design workshop for a youth group that would result in the design and painting of a mural for the washroom facility at Blackie Spit Park.

The mural should draw inspiration from the natural environment of Blackie Spit Park and speak to the importance of the unique ecology of the area.

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The call is open to all artists in Metro Vancouver

How to apply:
Please submit an Expression of Interest to and use the subject line Blackie Spit Mural – (Your Name).

Deadline for application: May 7, 2023

Your concept proposal should contain the following information:

  • Contact Details: Your name, address, email, and phone number
  • Cover Letter: Outline your past experience that would make you appropriate for this role
  • Letter of Intent: Outline your approach for workshop design and facilitation
  • Resume/CV: History of relevant experience
  • Portfolio: Up to 10 images of past work

Submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Cris Mora

City of Surrey
13450 104 Ave
Surrey, BC
V3T 1V8

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