Victoria International Airport - A Call to Artists:  Request for Proposals for Competition Art

Victoria International Airport - A Call to Artists: Request for Proposals for Competition Art

Posted by: ArtsVictoria.ca
INTRODUCTION TO VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is managed and operated by Victoria Airport Authority
(Authority). Our mission is to provide a safe, secure and efficient airport that enhances the
economic and social benefits for our region. Our vision is to be the best airport anywhere.
YYJ is the 10th busiest airport in Canada and the second busiest in British Columbia with 1.93
million passengers annually. It is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. As an
essential air link to Victoria and other Southern Vancouver Island communities, YYJ has more
than 100 daily flights throughout North America. An important economic driver, YYJ generates
approximately $880 million in total economic output and 4700 jobs.

YYJ was rated among one of the top ten most-loved airports in the world by CNN Travel and
twice named ‘Best Regional Airport in North America’ by Airports Council International (ACI).
Ease, efficiency, friendliness and vitality area all part of our goal to make every part of travel
interaction easy.

LOWER PASSENGER DEPARTURE LOUNGE EXPANSION

YYJ is currently expanding its lower passenger departure lounge and the Authority is looking for
an artist, designer or a team of artists and designers to create a piece of artwork in the new facility.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is being offered to get responses from both emerging and
established artists that may be a correct fit to work with the Art at Airport Advisory Committee
(Committee) and the design team in executing a favoured design concept.

ART AT THE AIRPORT PROGRAM

The Authority Board of Directors, through the Art at the Airport Policy has made a commitment to
provide a unique opportunity to showcase the work of talented local artists in the terminal
building.
To date, the Victoria International Airport's commissioned collection features several pieces of
artwork on display at the terminal and one memorial sculpture on airport land. A program for
rotating art in the terminal building has also been developed and features two art walls.
This opportunity is another way to express our commitment to the arts and to being an active
part of the community.

We welcome and encourage new and up and coming artists to consider this opportunity.

Application Form here: http://www.victoriaairport.com/pdfs/Call_to_Artists_LHRX_FINAL.pdf
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The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division