Call For Squamish Artists: West Vancouver street banner RFP

The District of West Vancouver is seeking to feature Squamish art and design on street banners along the Centennial Sea Walk, Spirit Trail, walkways in Ambleside Park, and business districts. Squamish artists are invited to submit art and design concepts for consideration. 

The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

The total contract value is $5,000.00 and up to three shortlisted artists will each receive $300 to prepare a final detailed concept design.


For more information, please download the Call to Artists / Expression of Interest below or contact Christie Rosta, Cultural Services Manager at


Submission deadline: January 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm. 

Selection process review and short listing of artist(s): February 2022

Short listed artist(s) interviews: February 2022

Project award: March 2022

The timetable outlines the anticipated schedule for the selection process and project award. The schedule is provided for information only. Timing may vary and the District will ultimately determine the timeline of events. 

The purpose of commissioning this work is to:

  • Honour and reflect the land and peoples of the Squamish Nation.
  • Recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day during the month of June and display banners during other months of the year to showcase Squamish artists. 


Streetlight banner materials and technical information: 

  • Approved final designs will be printed 24’ x 48’ blockout mesh, a 14 ounce substrate.
  • Streetlight banners are 24 inches wide (horizontal) x 48 inches high (vertical)
  • Gussets and grommets required at top and bottom of each banner.
  • Banners are hung over the sidewalk or ‘house side’ and should be designed accordingly.
  • There needs to be a minimum four (4) inch clearance of text and images at top and bottom of banner to accommodate pole sleeve.


Design considerations: 

  • Bold, simple designs are encouraged. 
  • Options for a mix of both imagery and traditional language are possible and artists will be encouraged to consider how their designs fit into the traditional territories. If text is included it must be large font and legible size for easy readability at a distance. 
  • Vivid and contrasting colours are preferred with enough value (light and dark) separation to provide reasonable legibility under different light conditions.
  • Colour pigments or dyes should be selected for exterior applications and be resistant to fading or colour bleeding.
  • Colours should be bold and able to stand out when viewed at a distance.

Artists/designers are invited to respond to this Call to Artists/Expression of Interest by submitting the following information:

1. Name of artist and/or artists with contact information including full mailing address, an email address and telephone number;

2. Brief introduction of artist/designer including description of previous work (resume appreciated);

3. Up to 12 digital images of artist’s previous work;

4. References appreciated.

Submissions close on January 10, 2022 at 2:00 pm.

Please send submissions via email to with the subject line  “EOI21 319 – Street Banners”. 

Please send PDF files only, no zip files. 

The District has a 50MB size limit for submissions.

The District will not accept EOI submissions received after the specified date and time.