Call for Proposals – Canada 150+

Call for Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh
Artist or Graphic Designer Proposals
Strengthening our Relations │ Vancouver Commemorates Canada’s 150+

Call to Artists or Graphic Designers – new logo of Graphic Art
City of Vancouver – Canada 150+ | Vancouver, BC, Canada
Deadline for Letter of Interest: Friday, September 23, 2016, 5:00pm
Budget for selected artwork: Up to $10,000 (all inclusive)

The City of Vancouver is seeking a Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh First Nations Artist or Graphic Designer (or team of Artists or Graphic Designers) to create a logo drawn from the cultural styles of the lower mainland Nations that will acknowledge Vancouver’s plans to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 with the theme of Strengthening our Relations.

The opportunity is for a Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh Artist or Graphic Designer to create a new logo that:

  • Looks back to the millennia-old aesthetics and iconography used by Vancouver’s Host Nations to express their shared and individual histories, traditions, languages and lifelines
  • Looks forward to a future with stronger relationships among Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians where a common future is forged between all Vancouverites
  • Embodies the Vancouver Commemorates Canada’s 150+ theme and activities

The logo will need to co-exist visually in relationship to the Federal Canada 150 logo as well as the City of Vancouver logo. This new logo will be used widely throughout the City during 2017, on various formats and platforms, and in conjunction with the current City of Vancouver’s emblem. Please consider how the proposed artwork could work alongside these colour palettes.

Eligible Artists and Designers are invited to submit a Letter of Interest and summary of credentials (i.e. a CV and visual summary of an existing body of work) for consideration by Sept. 23, 2016. No graphic art designs are requested or required at this deadline.

For further information on a background about Canada 150+, the City of Vancouver Graphic Standards, submission requirements, selection process, selection criteria, timeline, terms and conditions, etc., please visit the detailed Artist Call at:

Details about the opportunity and how to apply are available on the City’s website at:

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