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Child care centre call for artwork

Deadline for artist submissions is April 1, 2022.

Monday March 14, 2022 | COLWOOD, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

The child care centre within the Juan de Fuca Child Care Centre is getting an artistic facelift!

The centre opened for active attendance by children last September. The official opening was held in December 2021.

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Staff and children at the JDF Child Care Centre. [Dec 6, 2021 – Island Social Trends]

The decor at the opening was in a light wood tones, not in the traditional bright bold colours normally associated with child care centres. The new artwork might provide the counterbalance to that.

Call for artists:

Today West Shore Parks & Recreation announced a Call for Artists.

“Artists may submit proposals celebrating our community for the Childcare space, meeting and youth rooms at Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre,” said WSPR Communications rep Simon Miles.

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Official ribbon cutting at the JDF Child Care Centre on December 6, 2021. [Island Social Trends]
  • 3 Calls for Emerging & Established Artists,
  • 7 display spaces provided,
  • 12 artistic works total will be selected for the community to celebrate and enjoy
  • $3,600 in honorarium funding available. That includes five honorariums at $500 each for the five municipal rooms, $500 for the Indigenous submission for the Westshore Room, and six honorariums at $600 each for the youth space.
  • Deadline for submissions is April 1, 2022 at 5 PM.

The WSPR Arts and Culture Programmer is Lisa Lehive. Contact: llehive@westshorerecreation.ca or (250) 474-5825

Application details:

Call #1: Municipal Artists – artists residing in the each of the five Westshore Municipalities (Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, Highlands and View Royal) are invited to apply. Five artists will be selected to display their artistry in our New Juan de Fuca Childcare Centre. 5 x $500 honorariums.
Expression of Interest and details for the 5 Municipal Rooms

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Call for Artists

Call #2: Indigenous Artists – individual creations or collaborations led by an emerging and/or established Indigenous artist(s) who represent local Indigenous culture through art. The artwork will be displayed in the new West Shore Room. $500 honorarium.
Expression of Interest and details for the Westshore Room

Call #3: Youth Artists – emerging youth artists living in the Westshore between the ages of 13 to 18 to create a piece of artwork to be displayed in our new Youth Room at Juan de Fuca. 6 youth artists will be selected. 6 x $100 honorariums.
Expression of Interest and details for the Youth Space

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Mary Brooke, editor, West Shore Voice News
Mary P Brooke, Editor and Publisher, Island Social Trends.

Island Social Trends Editor Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Cert PR has been covering socioeconomic news of the south Vancouver Island area since 2008, with a focus on communities of the west shore since 2014.