Call to Indigenous Artists: Westminster Pier Park Expansion, City of New Westminster

Call for Expressions of Interest:
Westminster Pier Park Expansion

The City of New Westminster seeks a Coast Salish artist or artist team to create public art for a new riverfront park.

The riverfront is an important site for many Indigenous communities and is an opportunity to share a deeper understanding of these territories and enrich the experience of the park for residents and visitors.

The City is at the early stages of understanding on whose core territories it has settled on. The following six local Nations have let the City know that they have connections to New Westminster: q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), qiqéyt (Qayqayt), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish). Indigenous artists who identify from these six nations are especially encouraged to apply.

This is a design-only opportunity with a priority on local Indigenous artists from these territories. Artists are not expected to project manage fabrication or installation for this contract.


The total budget range for this project is $300,000 (CAD, plus GST) and includes all costs directly associated with the artwork.

Selection Process

This Expression of Interest (EOI) is the first of a two phase commissioning process and the artist selection will be undertaken by a Selection Panel comprised of artists, community members and arts professionals.

Phase 1 – Expressions of Interest
The Selection Panel will review all eligible Expressions of Interest submissions with the goal of shortlisting up to three (3) artists or artist teams for further consideration.

Phase 2 – Concept Proposal
Once identified, the shortlisted artists/teams will be invited to prepare a concept proposal for presentation to the Selection Panel. Each completed and delivered Concept Proposal will receive a stipend ($2500 plus GST).

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2024

Download the Call to Artists for full details and how to apply.

For more information, please email Quyen Hoang or call 604.636.3553.
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