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City of Nanaimo calls on artists to showcase their work 

The City of Nanaimo says they’re now seeking public artist proposals to integrate artwork into public spaces. 

According to a media release, over the past 10 years the Temporary Public Art Program has evolved as a longstanding commitment to incorporate artwork into public spaces. 

The city says The Call for 2025 Temporary Public Art is focused on several factors but will be open to all artists, whether it they work collaboratively or individually. 

“It emphasizes site specificity, public engagement, and includes the option to propose projects for pre-approved sites or to propose alternate locations throughout the city,” they say. “It is open to all artists, working individually or collaboratively. 

“It especially encourages applications from those who experience barriers or access due to gender identity/expression, racial identity, or perception of disability.” 

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Applications will be reviewed in two phases, and the city says the first step includes a review of all candidates in a panel review and potentially an interview process. They add the second phase will involve public engagement, communication and a final approval process. 

Mayor Leonard Krog says the city has several unique artists in the community and the city wants to highlight all the diversity they can.  

“By supporting and showcasing public art in our community, we foster unique cultural experiences for all to access and enjoy,” he says. “It’s an exciting time as we ask artists to submit to the Temporary Public Art annual call.” 

Applications can be submitted until Aug. 11 at midnight. 

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