Call for Artists

Check back often for artist opportunities with Nation-led projects as well as external partners.

Nation Opportunities

Sen̓áḵw Development

The Sen̓áḵw Development is looking for a Squamish Nation artist to create a graphic pattern to be embossed onto a feature wall of the elevator cabs in Residential Tower 1, 2 and 3.

Artist fee: $1,500 per design selected, up to three designs ($4,500 total)
Submission deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024

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Vendors needed for skwáyel tl’a stélmexw (Indigenous Peoples Day)

On Friday, June 21, 2024 Ta na wa Ns7éyx̱nitm ta Snew̓íyelh (Language & Cultural Affairs) will be hosting skwáyel tl’a stélmexw (Indigenous Peoples Day) at Chief Joe Mathias Centre (100 Capilano Road, West Vancouver) from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We are looking for vendors, with preference given to Squamish Members, who can make the day even more memorable for our community. Whether you make a delicious summer treat, craft wearable art, or offer fun services – we want to hear from you!

Participation is free, and we kindly ask vendors to donate a small door prize valued at least $50 to make it extra spectacular for our community. Chet kw’enmantúmiyap (we thank you all) for your interest in making skwáyel tl’a stélmexw (Indigenous Peoples Day) unforgettable!

Questions? Contact Tanya_Seward@squamish.net or 604-990-3061.

Application deadline: Monday, May 20, 2024

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External Call for Artists

 

Capilano Substation: Metal Banners

This call is for a Squamish Nation artist or artist team to design and create two metal banners reflective of Coast Salish design and imagery at the Capilano Substation. Shortlisted artists will also be invited to design and develop vinyl wrap to be installed on six aluminum panels.

Metal banners contract value: $40,000
Vinyl graphic wraps contract value: $10,000
Submission deadline: June 7, 2024

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CCAA Women’s Soccer Nationals

Capilano University is hosting the 2024 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women‘s Soccer National Championship, in Squamish, at the newly- acquired Capilano University Squamish campus on November 6 – 9, 2024.
They are seeking a Squamish Nation artist to submit artwork that will be used on CCAA championship team gear worn by the Capilano University Blues women’s soccer team, VIPs, and special guests attending the championship.

Theme: Empowerment and celebrating women in sport
Submission deadline: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 by 4:00 pm 
Send submission to: Peter_Yelton@squamish.net
Winner announced: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Honoraria amount: $1,500


Canada Together

Canada Together is a collaborative event with representatives from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations to honour Canada’s diversity. The event will take place at Canada place on Monday, July 1, 2024. They are looking for someone to demonstrate canoe carving/display or cedar/blanket weaving, and host storytelling at the Kids Stage.

Theme: “Weaving together the fabric of a nation”
Honorarium provided
To apply or for more information, email: Lorraine_Louis@squamish.net


The Polygon: 2024 Response Program

Calling all emerging filmmakers and visual storytellers—applications are now open for the 2024 Response Program. Response is an opportunity to create a video work through exploratory workshops with contemporary Indigenous artists, then screen it at The Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver.

The Response program is free, and participants receive a $500 honorarium upon completion of the program.
Deadline to apply: June 2, 2024, at 5:00 pm

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‘Caps Creator Program

The ‘Caps Creators Program invites artists from the Vancouver community to join the club for a specified project to help push sports x culture forward. This program aims to help develop capacity and skills for the selected artists by creating opportunities for them to gain tangible experience working in a sports team environment and gain essential, transferable business skills.

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