City Issues Call for Art for New Pavilion
Prince George, B.C.- As work continues on the development of a new picnic pavilion in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park, the City of Prince George has issued a call for artists to submit proposals for public art that will be displayed at the site.
The pavilion will feature four public art pieces. The proposals will be adjudicated by a team which includes Lheidli T’enneh Elders, the City’s Public Art Advisory Committee and a City staff member.
The designs must emphasize the Lheidli T’enneh culture and align with four themes:
- Culture and the Dakelh Language
“One goal of the commissioned work is to convey the positive spirit of the community and the strong relationship between the City of Prince George and the Lheidli T’enneh,” says Doug Hofstede, Community Coordinator with the City of Prince George. “The other aim is to establish the pavilion as a destination for visitors and residents to experience the lifestyle, culture, and history of Prince George.”
The adjudication team may choose a single artist or up to four individual artists to create the panels. Submissions of four designs (one per panel) is encouraged, but not required. Both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists are invited to participate.
Up to $5,000 per panel will be awarded to the creators of the selected artwork. The selected artwork and successful artists will be announced later this fall and the completed work will be unveiled in the park on National Aboriginal Day 2018.
More information, including how to submit designs, can be accessed by contacting Doug Hofstede at 250.561.7646 | Doug.Hofstede@princegeorge.ca.