First Peoples’ Cultural Council invites Expression of Interest for Art for BC Ferries
To honour the unique relationship Coast Salish People have with the Salish Sea as the traditional stewards and original mariners of the southern coastal waters, BC Ferries is seeking a strong Coast Salish design for the exterior and interior of its newest vessel – Salish Heron.
FPCC is inviting eligible artists to respond to the call for Expressions of Interest. FPCC is facilitating the commission of an original design that reflects the character and meaning of the Salish Heron name.
The deadline to apply: May 10, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PT. The application period is now closed.
- Up to four artists will be shortlisted. Shortlisted artists to be provided with a $500 honorarium to develop their design concept and an additional $200 to pay honoraria to an Elder or Knowledge Keeper as part of their research and concept development.
- The final selected artist will be paid a $15,000 licensing fee for their final design.
Expressions of Interest are invited from:
- B.C. Coast Salish artists working in a specifically Coast Salish artistic style who are affiliated with any of the following 26 Coast Salish Nations:
|Klahoose||Shíshálh First Nation||Tsawwassen|
Expression of Interest applications are open now. Submissions must arrive by Monday May 10, 2021 5:00 p.m. PT
How to apply
Please read through the entire Call for Expressions of Interest which provides full details of the process and timeline. Submit your response directly to the First Peoples’ Cultural Council by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FPCC staff will facilitate the review of EOI’s by an impartial committee of knowledgeable community experts and BC Ferries senior staff.
Here is a sneak peek at the BC Ferries fourth LNG-fuelled Salish Class ferry under construction:
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If you need assistance with the Call for Expressions of Interest, understanding the guidelines and completing the application, contact Hilary Strang via email at email@example.com or by phone at (250) 893-9098.
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