Call for Artists Community Banners Public Art Program

Community Banners Public Art Program

Local artists are invited to submit designs to be considered for the City of New Westminster’s Community Banners Public Art Program. The program aims to highlight local artists, enhance the public space and provide context to the area and activities that occur within the community. The banners will be located on 6th Street, from Columbia Street to 5th Avenue.  This call is open to emerging and established artists, working in two dimensional media, who reside or have a studio practice in New Westminster. The selected artist will be paid an honorarium of $750.00 for up to 3 designs.

Artists are invited to consider the following themes: Streetcars and Trains, Maps, Streams and Hills, Industrial Heritage, Material Culture.

Please submit the following information:
Name, current address and phone number
Up to 3 designs of proposed artwork (file size specifications – see below)
Brief artist statement
Current CV

Banner Template
Please click here for banner template.

Banners size specifications
The banners will be printed on denier dacron and will be 24″x 72″ in size, which includes a 3.5” sleeve on the top and bottom.

File Specifications
File formats: Adobe Illustrator AI or EPS or Adobe Photoshop
Do not convert to PDF format. Use Press Quality PDF format ONLY if you are working in an application other than Illustrator or Photoshop.

Files must be prepared to scale at 100% finished size
If your files must be scaled down, use ratios of 1:4 or 1:12

Any elements already in vector format should remain in vector format
Do not save or convert a vector file or element to a raster/bitmap (Photoshop) format

All non Pantone colours, photos or rastorized elements should remain in original colour space
(e.g. do not convert RGB to CMYK) or created in RGB mode for the widest possible colour gamut.

All photos or rastorized elements should be at maximum 120-180 ppi at the 100% finished size

Please keep your submission under 8MB in file size


March 15, 2016

To submit

Please email your submission to

For more information please contact:

Biliana Velkova, Arts Coordinator
T 604.515.3822
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6