Public Art Call for Expressions of Interest - Semisch Park


This is a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the City of North Vancouver Public Art Program, seeking an artist or artist team to create and install a site specific Public Art project as part of the 2018-19 renewal of Semisch Park in the vibrant and growing Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood of North Vancouver.

Semisch park functions as a pedestrian corridor with a play area and spectacular views to Burrard Inlet and downtown Vancouver.   The park is composed of two areas to the north and south of West 2nd Street.  The City of North Vancouver will be making improvements to the park area to the south of West 2nd Street and the West 1st Street park entrance.  The overall aim of the project is to upgrade the existing infrastructure, improve accessibility, and create new engaging play opportunities.

The public art project created for Semisch Park  will deliver bold visual impact, create a socially engaging park element that sparks dialogue and intrigue and provide ongoing interest and relevance for park users. It is envisioned that the public art project could be designed as a playful element incorporated into one of the park entrances (1st or 2nd Street) or integrated with another aspect of the overall park design.  
This public art call invites expressions of interest from all professional Artists or Artist Teams that have the demonstrated creative expertise and technical skills to manage all phases of the process from design development through to installation, in coordination with the project contractors and municipal staff.   Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a landscape architect or architect as well as familiarity with playground safety standards would be an asset. 
Call for Expressions of Interest
$55,000 CAD
Eligibility guidelines: 

Local, Regional, National and International professional artist or artist teams.

Submission Deadline: 
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm
Semisch Park
Contact information: 
Send via email to:
Subject line:
Semisch Park - (Artist Last Name)
Send via mail to
(on a memory stick):
NV Public Art Program 
851 West Queens Road,
North Vancouver, BC, V7N 4E3
Attention: Lori Phillips,
Public Art Officer 
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