The City of Fort St. John is seeking an artist or artist team with a connection to Fort St. John to propose a series of art wrap designs to be installed along the 100 Street corridor. Artists can select between two to four boxes to wrap as a series. The City of Fort St. John Arts & Culture and Economic Development departments invite proposals for a series of art wrap designs with the people and places of Fort St. John in mind. Selected applicants will receive an artist fee of $700 per utility box design.

"We are thrilled about the Utility Box Art Wrap program, seeing its immense potential to enhance the street experience and artistic growth in Fort St. John while also deterring graffiti vandalism. By offering opportunities for artists to create in public spaces, we aim to foster mentorship between seasoned and emerging artists and celebrate the vibrant creativity of our community," said Eryn Griffith, Arts and Culture Manager for the City of Fort St. John.

The call for artists began on Saturday, May 18, and will close on Friday, June 14. Qualified artists with a connection to Fort St. John's culture and history are eligible to apply. Applications should include an artist's CV, a proposal for a series of wrap designs, and a portfolio of 2-8 images of previous work. Partnerships and collaborations, particularly between established and emerging artists, are highly encouraged. Both digital and fine artists will be considered. Interested artists can view the detailed application package at:

Residents can expect two other exciting calls for artists this summer, with details to be shared on the City of Fort St. John Recreation Facebook page.

Information provided by City of Fort St John