Temporary Public Art Program

Each year, artists are invited to submit proposals for temporary public art. Submissions are reviewed by a selection committee, and successful artworks are installed in City parks and public spaces for one year.

How to submit your proposal

The call for 2020 Temporary Outdoor Public Art proposals has closed. The deadline was Monday, October 21, 2019 (3:00 pm).  The call for proposals was issued through Bid Opportunities (RFP NO. 2474 CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR TEMPORARY OUTDOOR ART 2020).  For more information, view details contained in the Bid Opportunity or contact us directly.

2020 Installations

Successful submissions will be announced in 2020, with artworks to be installed in City parks and spaces in May 2020 as part of Public Art Week.

2019 Installations

In 2019, nine new pieces of temporary public art were installed in City parks and spaces as part of our Temporary Public Art Program. The new artworks were installed in May of 2019 as part of Public Art Week.  View the City's Public Art Inventory for more information.

OUT FROM OUT WHERE - Bryan Faubert
SPRING - Clasina Van Bemmel
THE RAVEN'S KEY - Fred Dobbs
TRANSITIONS - Angellos Glaros
IMPERMANENCE - Maije Lavergne
FISH WHEEL - Trinita Waller

Want to be notified of future artist opportunities?

Contact us and request to be added to our Artist Contact List to receive notification of future artist opportunities offered by the City of Nanaimo.

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Culture & Heritage 250-755-4483

Last updated: October 22, 2019

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