Call for Submissions: 2022 Capture Photography Festival in Richmond, BC

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Chun Hua Catherine Dong, The Misfits, 2020, Aberdeen Station, Canada Line

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2022 Capture Photography Festival in Richmond, BC
Richmond Public Art Program and Richmond Art Gallery

The Richmond Public Art Program and Richmond Art Gallery invite artists and artist collectives/groups to submit proposals for photo-based temporary public art projects to be presented at the Aberdeen Richmond Canada Line station as part of the Capture Photography in Richmond in April 2022.

Deadline: October 15, 2021, 5:00pm PDT
Duration: April, 2022 – March, 2023
Information & Application Form: https://bit.ly/3AdGIfy

OPPORTUNITY
The Richmond Public Art Program and Richmond Art Gallery invite artists and artist collectives/groups to submit proposals for photo-based temporary public art projects to be presented at the Aberdeen Richmond Canada Line station as part of the Capture Photography in Richmond in April 2022.

LOCATION
Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Richmond, BC

BUDGET
The artist or collective will receive an artist fee of $1,500.00 CAD to produce one or more print-ready digital artwork files. Production and installation costs of the public artwork(s) will be provided by the City of Richmond. The City will also manage the installation and maintenance of the work.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
This opportunity is open to photo-based artists with priority given to those who self-identify as members of an equity-seeking and/or underrepresented community group.

OPPORTUNITY
Richmond Public Art and the Richmond Art Gallery seek proposals that might address (but are not limited to) questions such as:

  • What stories, histories and voices are under-represented in Richmond?
  • What role does public space and public transit play in creating a better future for our communities?
  • How can we imagine and create safe and accessible public spaces for all residents?
  • In what ways can public space better support, represent or be utilized by equity-seeking and underrepresented communities?
  • How do notions of placemaking support re-imagining of public space?

City of Richmond will support one artist or collective in creating and presenting a photo-based public art work exploring these and other critical questions to be on display April 2022 – March 2023.

SELECTION PROCESS
A three-member selection panel consisting of equity-seeking and underrepresented artists and community representatives will review all artist submissions and select one artist or artist collective for the project.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
E-mail all documentation as one (1) PDF document, not to exceed a file size of 5 MB to: publicart@richmond.ca

  • INFORMATION FORM – Please complete the information form attached to this document.
  • STATEMENT OF INTENT – One (1) page maximum, explaining why you are interested in the project and how the work fits within the context of Richmond. Please specify it the work proposed is new or existing.
  • ARTIST CV – One (1) page maximum. Artist teams should include One page for each member.
  • PAST WORK SAMPLES – Five (5) supporting image examples of previous work. One (1) image per page. Please include artist name(s), title, year, location and medium information as text captions on the bottom of each image page. Work should demonstrate the ability to execute the proposed project.

PROJECT TIMELINE*
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2021, 5:00pm PDT
Complete work deadline: December, 2021
Installation: March 2022
On display: April 2022 – March 2023
*Schedules are subject to change

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. All supporting documents must be complete and strictly adhere to these guidelines and submission requirements (above) or risk not being considered.
  2. All submissions must be formatted to 8.5 x 11 inch pages. Portfolio images would be best formatted to landscape format.
  3. Submission files must be 5 MB or smaller.
  4. If submitting as a team, the team should designate one representative to complete the entry form. Each team member must submit an individual resume/curriculum vitae. (See Submission Requirements)
  5. All documents must be sent by e-mail to: publicart@richmond.ca

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. Please be advised that the City and the selection panel are not obliged to accept any of the submissions and may reject all submissions. The City reserves the right to reissue the Artist Call as required.
  2. All submissions to this Artist Call become the property of the City. All information provided under the submission is subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (BC) and shall only be withheld from release if an exemption from release is permitted by the Act. The artist shall retain copyright in the concept proposal. While every precaution will be taken to prevent the loss or damage of submissions, the City and its agents shall not be liable for any loss or damage, however caused.
  3. Submissions must be received by October 15, 2021, 5:00pm. Extensions to this deadline will not be granted under any circumstances. Submissions received after the deadline and those that are found to be incomplete will not be reviewed.
  4. Any depiction of graffiti, religious messages, corporate logos, or derogatory portrayals of individuals or groups within an art work is not permitted as per InTransit BC Public Art Installation Policy.

QUESTIONS
Please do not hesitate to contact Shaun Dacey, Director at Richmond Art
Gallery, with any questions:
Tel: 604-247-8310
E-mail: sdacey@richmond.ca

Information & Application Form: https://bit.ly/3AdGIfy

RICHMOND ART GALLERY
7700 Minoru Gate,
Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9
www.richmondartgallery.org