UNBC issues call for Indigenous artists to create permanent campus installation

August 7, 2019

The University of Northern British Columbia has issued a Request for Proposals asking Indigenous, BC-based artists to create a permanent, public art installation for UNBC’s Prince George campus. The university reports that the successful commission will become part of the University Artwork Collection and will complement the teaching and academic research needs of the University and the general public. A total of $20K is available to the artist, or artist-led team, to cover all the costs of the creation, transport, and installation of the art project. “For years now, various groups across the campus have been building this proposal. We want ongoing, contemporary engagements with Indigenous art to be part of the relationships, learning, and teaching that happens here,” says Zoë Meletis, a faculty member on several committees that have been advocating for the permanent art.  UNBC  (BC)