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Here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave your mark on a Vancouver SkyTrain

Here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to leave your mark on a Vancouver SkyTrain

Mark V SkyTrain driving on tracks at testing facility in Kingston, Ontario

If you’re an Indigenous artist from the Metro Vancouver region, we’re looking for you! This exciting opportunity will bring your unique artistic masterpiece to life on transit!

What is it: TransLink is launching a call for Indigenous artists to create captivating artwork for the windscreens adjacent to the doors on the interior of the new Mark V SkyTrains.

We will select five Indigenous artists to feature their artwork on the new Mark V SkyTrain cars, scheduled to enter service in 2024. We will then convert the chosen designs into vinyl decals and install them on the windscreens inside the SkyTrain cars, enhancing the commuting experience. The artwork will be on display for 5-7 years (with licensing for 10 years).

What we’re looking for: We are encouraging artists skilled in 2D forms that can be digitized, such as illustration, painting, printmaking, or photography. Both abstract and non-representational designs are welcome. Eligibility is open to artists from various Indigenous Nations within Metro Vancouver.

Compensation: Each chosen artist will receive a fee of $3,000 for their contribution.

How to apply: For full artist call details, including how to apply, please review the TransLink Mark V SkyTrain Call for Artists package.

This initiative aims to connect transit and art, offering Indigenous artists a platform to infuse their perspectives into the urban landscape. So, if you’re a passionate Indigenous artist from the Metro Vancouver area, don’t miss this chance to leave your mark on the city’s transit system!


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