FDAC Mural Project 2022
Call to Basin Artists; Fernie Mural Project 2022 (RFP)
The Fernie & District Arts Council has been awarded a Public Art Grant by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance to add to the public art inventory of Fernie. This is an Arts & Cultural grant program by the Columbia Basin Trust. The project will be to select and install a permanent mural in Fernie.
The Fernie Mural Project is open to all experienced and professional mural artists who live in the Columbia Basin. Find the Columbia Basin Region here.
Theme: Station Square & Community
The artwork will be located on the back wall of 602 2nd Avenue. The back wall is located in an alleyway opposite The Arts Station and serves as backdrop to an area known as Station Square. Station Square is in the core of downtown Fernie and used for community events such as the Wednesday Socials and Griz Days. This area is slowly being developed with additions each year to enhance the space. As a result the location is frequently visited so will be regularly engaged with by many different people.
The “walls” or backdrop to Station Square are currently blank canvas.
The mural should reflect this community space and enhance and complement it but not compete with it. The theme is broad to give the opportunity for the artist to put forward their interpretation of what Station Square means to them and the Fernie Community. This space is very interactive so a mural that reflects this would be welcome. Below are words that are often used to describe Station Square & community and the activities that people associate with it, this can help to inspire a response from the applicant but is not comprehensive or expected to dictate the imagery. All applicants should consider the issues around cultural appropriation if using the cultural forms, aesthetics or iconography of cultural communities removed from their social, political and cultural roots.
Enquiries related to this RFP are to be directed, in writing or email, to the following person. Information obtained from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon. Questions will be answered if time permits:
Louise Ferguson Executive Director of FDAC
Address: The Arts Station, 601 1st Avenue, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
How to submit your proposal
ISSUE DATE: March 4th 2022
CLOSING DATE: April 14th , 2022 at 4:00 PM LOCAL TIME
Original and one copy of a Proposal in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Proposal – Mural Project 2022” will be received up to 4:00 P.M. LOCAL TIME, April 14th, 2022 at
The Arts Station;
P.O. Box 1453, 601 1st Avenue,
Fernie, B.C., V0B 1M0.
Attention: Louise Ferguson.