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CVI Centre for the Arts Nanaimo (CAN) is now accepting applications from local artists to paint seven (7) banners which will be displayed on the banner poles on the Commercial Street entrance at the Nanaimo Arts Centre. The banner artwork should reflect the mandate of our organization and the Nanaimo Arts Centre, which encompasses a range of arts and culture in Nanaimo; dance, theatre, music, visual arts, heritage, and West Coast culture.

CAN will provide the banners and paint. The selected artist(s) will produce the banners in their own studio or workspace. Each banner measures 6.5’ L x 32” W.


Please submit your designs for consideration in full-colour on 8.5x11 sheets or send full-colour jpg pictures and include a short written description of your design in paragraph or bullet form. Electronic submissions should be sent to manager@centrefortheartsnanaimo.org.




The selected entries will be juried by the CAN board of directors at our monthly meeting on May 21, 2012. The banners will be completed and installed by July 2012. An honorarium of $100 per banner will be awarded to the selected entries. All original entries not chosen will be returned to the respective artists and the chosen designs will become the property of CVI Centre for the Arts - Nanaimo. For any questions please email manager@centrefortheartsnanaimo.org or phone 250.754.2264. 


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