Call for Proposals: Public Art for Forsyth Park, Surrey, BC

Call for Public Art Proposals
Forsyth Park, Surrey, BC

Deadline: March 18, 2022
Artist fee: $2,500
*Fabrication and installation costs covered by the City

The City of Surrey is inviting proposals for a photo-based image for a public artwork. The image will be printed and installed on a distinct washroom facility in Forsyth Park that has been recognized for its architectural ingenuity.

This is an opportunity for artists to use photography and the captured image to develop a public artwork for the users of Forsyth Park. We are open to the full spectrum of photographic practice from documentary photography to digital collage.

Forsyth Park, and Surrey more broadly, has been home to Coast Salish people for thousands of years. Much of North Surrey was once heavily timbered before substantial logging occurred in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Following the opening of the Pattullo Bridge in 1937, the Whalley area experienced commercial and residential building growth that has continued to this day. Today, the residents around Forsyth Park are seeing their neighbourhood transform into a downtown urban centre.

The artwork should speak to the transformation that this neighbourhood has experienced and is still experiencing. It should reflect on the nature of change as a dimension of the theme “Love Where You Live.”

To see the full call please visit:
www.surrey.ca/arts-culture/surrey-public-art/artist-calls-project-updates

Eligibility:
BC residents or members of a Coast Salish Land-based First Nation

How to apply:
Please submit a concept proposal to publicart@surrey.ca and use the subject line Forsyth Park Proposal.

Deadline for application: March 18, 2022

Your concept proposal should contain the following information:

  • Your name, address, email and phone number
  • Proposed artwork image (Maximum file size: 10 MB)
  • A short artist statement that tells us the concept of the artwork
  • A short bio that tells us about you and your practice

Contact:
If you have any questions, please contact: publicart@surrey.ca