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Public Art Project

Public Art Project 2019

The Fernie and District Arts Council (FDAC) have been awarded a Public Art Grant by the Columbia Basin Trust to be completed by end of Summer 2019. The mural will be funded 80% by Columbia Basin Trust ($24,400) and 20% by the Fernie and District Arts Council, from our public art reserve ($6,100).


  • It is the FDAC mission to raise public awareness of, and increasing exposure to, art and culture and the value it has to the community.
  • Public Art Grants support the acquisition and installation of original works of art by Basin artists in public spaces in Basin communities. These grants address one of the Trust’s 13 strategic priorities—arts, culture and heritage. Arts and culture are essential to vibrant and healthy communities. They serve a community’s residents, attract tourists, enhance the business environment and add to quality of life. Learn more about the Trust’s strategic priorities at ourtrust.org/priorities.
  • Public Art is part of the Fernie Official Community Plan :

 5-A.3 “Where appropriate and feasible, encourage the integration of public art into city infrastructure, public spaces, municipal facilities, and private developments.”


    • A Mural
  • The theme has been taken from the current City of Fernie Public Art Policy:

“to reflect Fernie’s heritage, culture, hopes, dreams and aspirations”.


The Beanpod, 691 2 Ave, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0 on the outside wall. The mural will be on the side of the building on 7th Street.


  • Public Engagement- including organisations, businesses and community members. – Current
    • Answer a community survey here
  • RFP to artists – Projected In April
  • Public Art Jury – Projected in June
    • Terms of Reference for Public Art Jury for 2019 FDAC project
    • Selection Criteria will include the following considerations inspired from the City of Fernie Public Art Policy: 1. Relevance – appropriateness of the work of art to the proposed public place and its surroundings, including consideration of architecture, topography, history and the social dynamic of the particular location in which the art will be placed; 2. Artistic Excellence – quality of the work; 3. Physical Durability.
  • Installation – Projected August/September
  • Care and Maintenance:
    •  Top coat of Mural Sheild
    • A 10 year Maintenance plan including a 1 year artists guarantee.
    • De-accession Process for when the work has reached the end of its useful/serviceable life after the 10 years.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns or feedback please email info@theartsstation.com

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Thank you to our Sponsors
British Columbia Arts Council The City of Fernie Columbia Basin Trust Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance The Fernie Fix Park Place Lodge