Call for Proposals: 2023 Public Art Banners, City of Surrey

Call for Artists (Public Art)
2023 Public Art Banners, Surrey, BC

Deadline: January 6, 2023
Design Fee: $3,000
*Fabrication and installation costs covered by the City

Every year, the City of Surrey Public Art Program commissions artwork to be displayed on approximately 100 street poles near significant cultural destinations in Surrey. These artist-designed street banners add colour and vibrancy to streets throughout the City. They can also be opportunities to shine light on the issues affecting Surrey residents.

Today’s biggest problems cannot be solved by an individual, yet their impacts affect us individually. Solutions require collective action. How might we see each other for our similarities despite our differences? How can we come together in a spirit of collaboration instead of conflict?

The City of Surrey is inviting proposals for an artist to create a design that inspires collaboration and collective action to be part of the Public Art Banner initiative for 2023.

To see the full call, please visit:

The call is open to all artists in BC

How to apply:
Please submit a proposal to and use the subject line 2023 Public Art Banners – (Your Name).

Deadline for application: January 6, 2023

Your concept proposal should contain the following information:

  • Your name, address, email, and phone number
  • Design concept for the banners (need not be the final artwork, Max size 10 MB)
  • Artist CV, Bio & Artist Statement

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