Call for ‘Spirit of the Games’ Public Artwork Proposals


Prince George, BC – The 2015 Canada Winter Games, in partnership with the Prince George & District Community Arts Council and the Prince George Airport Authority, is proud to invite proposals from northern BC artists for a ‘Spirit of the Games’ Project. The proposed public artwork will be a mural on the exterior arrivals wall of the Prince George Airport (YXS) that depicts northern BC and the legacy of the 2015 Games.

“We are proud to partner with Prince George and District Community Arts Council and the Prince George Airport Authority to install a public art piece that will not only welcome the thousands of visitors to our region for the 2015 Games, but remain as a legacy in the community for the millions of visitors who visit after the 2015 Games,” says Stuart Ballantyne, 2015 Canada Winter Games Chief Executive Officer. “The mural will showcase our northern story and highlight the artistic talent in northern BC.”

Interested artists from northern BC are asked to submit their proposal and supporting documents by June 9, 2014. A detailed list of what the proposal must include can be found on the websites of each partnering organization:

“We are thrilled YXS has been chosen as a location for a 2015 Games legacy art piece. We’ve worked really hard expanding our community art program and the ‘Spirit of the Games’ is a welcome addition,” says Prince George Airport Authority President and CEO, John Gibson. “The wall where this mural will be displayed is in a high traffic location, it is also one of the first things people will see when coming into our city. We look forward to sharing the story of the 2015 Canada Winter Games for years to come.”

“The Community Arts Council is proud to be a conduit connecting artists, the 2015 Canada Winter Games and supporting community businesses in creating legacies through art for Prince George,” says Executive Director for the Prince George & District Community Arts Council, Wendy Young.

Proposals will be juried through a selection committee that is made up of representatives from the 2015 Games, Prince George & District Community Arts Council and Prince George Airport Authority. The successful proposal will be selected in July, with the mural to be unveiled in September 2014.