(Photo by Victoria International Airport)

Calling all local artists!

The Victoria International Airport has been busy expanding their lower passenger departure lounge, and as part of that expansion, are searching for a unique and original art piece to complete the look.

It’ll be set up at the end of the central walkway of the lounge, and can be hung from the ceiling or be propped up on the ground.

Airport authorities are opening up the contest to all artists and designers on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The budget for the project is slated at $100,000.

Once installed, the piece will be one of the Airport’s collection of indoor and outdoor art collection.

When and how to apply

The Airport wants prospective artists to indicate their interest by filling out a form by September 4th, 2018, and submit their proposals by November 1st this year.

Applicants can send their proposals in digital format (CD, memory stick, etc.) or by email to Anita Kardos (Victoria Airport Authority Terminal Operations Officer and Art at the Airport Program Administrator, 201-1640 Electra Blvd Sidney, BC V8L 5V4 | anita.kardos@victoriaairport.com).

You can find the form to indicate interest here.

Here’s what the expansion will look like

  • Doubling the size of the existing lower departure lounge
  • Designated departure doors/gates for each aircraft, along with covered walkways
  • More food, beverage, and retail options
  • New washrooms

These updates are designed to enhance safety and convenience for travellers, as they will provide more accessibility and improve people’s overall experience.

Click here for more information on artist/artwork eligibility and requirements.