Dumpster Project Call For Entry

Out Of The Box Dumpster Project

Artist Application

The Arts Station is pleased to announce a Call for Entry for 2021; ‘Out of the Box: A Dumpster Art Project’. Out of the Box is a public art initiative by the Arts Station in collaboration with Southeast Disposal. Project facilitation is provided by the Fernie & District Arts Council and a volunteer committee. Out of the Box is a project in which 6 commercial trash and recycling dumpsters will be transformed into works of public art by regional artists. The artists will be selected from a Call to Artists with a deadline of Thursday, June 18th, 2pm via the form below. Late submissions are absolutely not accepted.

Each prospective artist will submit their Out of the Box Proposal to a panel of adjudicators who will then select the artists that will be given the opportunity to bring their vibrant visions to life by recreating their proposals on the actual dumpsters. The commercial dumpsters have been generously donated by Southeast Disposal. An artist fee of $500 plus materials will be provided to selected artists.

The Out of the Box competition will take place on dumpsters within the City of Fernie municipal boundaries and once complete the dumpsters will be placed strategically around Victoria Avenue as well as the Highway 3 corridor. Out of the Box is intended as a way for our regional art community to bring beauty and creativity to a seemingly mundane item like a trash dumpster.

Experienced Artists and creative types of all ages and who work in all mediums are encouraged to enter in this exciting Public Art Initiative. New and emerging artists along with community groups are encouraged to enter by partnering with an experienced artist. For more information or help finding a mentor please contact Louise Ferguson at 250-423-4842 or via e-mail at info@theartsstation.com. Please visit www.theartsstation.com for full rules, deadlines and submission information.

Out of the Box Dumpster Project Application Form

    Bin Info - 100 words max -Will you be working as an: Individual, Private Group, or Community Group. Are you submitting for a Recycling Bin or a Waste Bin? - or is your design adaptable for either.

    Project Description - 100 words max - Description of the proposed project including details of how you arrived at your subject matter and intended medium.
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    Resume - 100 words max - Brief resume of the individual applicant or group if applicable.


    Graphics of your proposed dumpster art (all 4 sides) on a mock dumpster in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional form. Assistance can be provided with achieving a 3-D graphic if required.

    Dumpster Submission:



    FDAC reserves the right to withhold or withdraw funding from projects not seen to be fulfilling the application mandate. Unforeseen circumstances which delay the work must be communicated to FDAC staff as soon as possible.
    To be signed by the Artist or Project Coordinator:
    I certify to the best of my knowledge that the information provided in this application is correct, complete and endorsed by the group or individual that I represent. I understand that any information submitted as part of this application is public information, with the exception of personal contact information.

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