Who Can Apply:
Community organizations/groups/individuals that operate within British Columbia are eligible to apply for a Public Art Grant, which includes but is not limited to:
- Non-profit Arts Groups
- Individual artists
- Community Service Groups
- Community Associations
- Parent Advisory Councils
- Multicultural Societies
- Historic Societies
- Artist Collectives- unincorporated or incorporated
- Partnerships are also encouraged and welcomed with businesses, individual artists, etc.
However, please note that preference will be given to organizations/groups/individuals who are either Skwxwú7mesh Nation artists who reside anywhere within BC, or artists who reside in the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Who Cannot Apply?:
- For-profit entities;
- Groups who have outstanding final reports for projects previously funded by SA
- Festivals for sponsorship
What Type of Projects are Eligible?:
Community public art projects need to be exterior works which are either temporary, or permanent. The works can include, but are not limited to freestanding sculptures; murals, mosaics, digital projections, functional art such as benches or bike racks; streetscape improvements such as sidewalks or plazas; and place markers. A wide variety of mediums and artistic disciplines will be considered, including mixed media, digital media, etc.
The applicant is responsible for getting approvals and permits for the work’s location and/or presentation with aid from Squamish Arts if needed. Temporary projects must be documented in a format that can be shared in a public setting and retained as a publicly accessible permanent record (eg. website and social media).
The public art installation must take place in Squamish on public land. Please refer to the Inspirational/ Location information on the website for specific information about designated public art locations. Please note that you can also suggest/request a specific location if none of the provided options are appropriate for your installation. Please refer to the DOS GIS if you would like to look for alternate locations. You can also talk to Squamish Arts about this by emailing [email protected].
If you have an idea for a piece that doesn’t have a location in mind, you can apply with the idea and subsequently work with Squamish Arts and the District of Squamish to find a suitable place.