Call to all Snuneymuxw Artists

Jul. 11/22

Inviting Submissions for Permanent Works: Design for Kiosks on Needham and Robins Street

Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) is calling all established and emerging Snuneymuxw artists to propose a design for the kiosks on Needham Street (IR1) and Robins Street.

From a Snuneymuxw lens, art is a source of knowledge and honours our profound relationship with the land and its communities. Snuneymuxw public art is a part of a greater Snuneymuxw effort to heal and restore the energy of the land.

SFN encourages artists to connect their work to our traditional village sites, acknowledging place and its relationship to Snuneymuxw. The final medium will be printed vinyl, that wraps around the kiosk. Therefore, a diverse range of mediums can be showcased, including but not limited to: mixed media, photography, painting, carving, digital art & design, weaving, and sculpture.

There are two kiosks that require designs and SFN will select two artists. We have support for installation and technical requirements, so no need to worry about those elements if you don’t have the experience. We encourage proposals from a diverse range of artists. The selected artists will be awarded $1,500.

Submission Guidelines

Snuneymuxw artists interested must prepare and submit the following:

1. Proposed Artwork Concept for Needham/Robins Street Kiosks.The proposal shall include conceptual design drawings/sketches sufficient to communicate the artist’s concept.

2. Current and Past Artwork (Optional). The artist is welcomed to share current and/or past artwork in their proposal.

3. Letter of Intent, no more than one page in length, which explains your interest. Please include your name and contact information.

All submissions must be received by the Lands Clerk, Desiree Thomas by 4:00 on July 29th 2022. Submissions may be submitted electronically to or in hard copy delivered to the Snuneymuxw First Nation Administration Office located at 668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, B.C. Please ensure your package is marked “Attention: Desiree Thomas – Design Proposal for Kiosks on Needham and Robins Street.”

All inquiries and clarifications can be sent to Desiree Thomas, Lands Clerk, or (250) 250-824-1351.