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Calling all artists in BC!

The City of Victoria is currently looking to hire its next in-house artist to work part time on arts projects over a two-year term.

The Artist in Residence program gives one artist the chance to work collaboratively with City staff to identify and develop creative artwork for one or more public art projects.

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Victoria’s current artists in-residence, Luke Ramsey and Lindsay Delaronde, are known for designing and creating the ‘Transient Resident’ orca art installation located at the gateway of the new Johnson Street Bridge.

The artist chosen for the program this year will work with the city as an independent contractor from June 2019 to May 2021.

The logistics

During the residency, they will be required to produce a creative proposal and engagement strategy to develop and complete a minimum of one permanent artwork in Victoria.

Funded by Victoria’s Art in Public Places Reserve Fund, the chosen candidate will work 20 hours per week during the two-year term, for a fee of $42,000 per year. They will also have access to a $30,000 project budget to develop projects in collaboration with city departments.

Interested candidates are encouraged to attend the information session about this opportunity next Wednesday, April 17 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Victoria City Hall.

The deadline for submissions is at 4 p.m. on April 26th, and artists can apply after registering with the City of Victoria’s online portal at this website.

Shortlisted artists will be contacted for interviews, and the selected candidate will be notified of the decision in May.