Artist Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in our project. 

Artist submissions are now closed, please be sure to check back for the next project.


How to Get Involved as an Artist

‘Eagles In The City’ seeks talented artists or groups of artists working as a team to adorn the fiberglass Eagles. Artists with all levels of experience are invited to apply. All completed works must be original. A selection committee may review applications for acceptance.

Criteria for selection is based on:

  • proven skill in the artist’s proposed medium
  • strength of past artworks
  • ability to create a unique Eagle

Artist’s designs will be shown to individual and corporate sponsors. If we are successful in pairing the artist’s design with a sponsor, then the artist will be contracted to work in a collaborative manner with the sponsor to adorn an Eagle. The artist will be required to execute a contract with ‘Eagles In The City’ prior to beginning work. All final Eagle designs must be approved.

The artist’s contract will include, but not be limited to:

  • ownership of the Eagle design and rights by ‘Eagles In The City’
  • the right to sell all rights of the Eagle by ‘Eagles In The City’
  • the rights of the artist

Artists wishing to be considered must submit the following:

  • a set of 5 photos (slides or pictures) of recent work
  • a completed application form
  • a maximum of 200-word description of your Eagle design
  • 1 or 2 drawings of your Eagle using the attached design on 8 ½” x 11” paper (if you are going to use colour in your design, please use colour on your drawing. Click on the following links for a diagram of the front and the back of the eagle. 
  • A current resume
  • A self-addressed return envelope with postage if you would like your materials returned to you
  • The name of your Eagle (if known at the time of submission)
  • contact info including: the artists name, address, phone, fax, email

All final Eagle designs must take the following into consideration:

  • artistic design
  • no commercial design or corporate logos 
  • no direct advertising
  • no political, religious or sexual content in the design
  • must ensure public safety (i.e. no sharp protruding objects)
  • must accommodate public access and be vandal proof
  • if the artist uses only the approved paints as listed in the technical specifications, ‘Eagles In The City’ will apply the final protective coating to the Eagle.

Some technical information:

The Eagle comes with a metal base and stands about 7 ½ ft high. The Eagle is made out of fiberglass and will come primed. Before applying paints or other materials, we recommend you give the sculpture a light sanding then apply your own primer and then do a test on a small part of the Eagle to ensure the suitability of your materials. We will need a list of the materials you used for our records. Whether you paint, adhere or cut into the Eagle, please always ensure that you are wearing safety goggles, protective clothing and you have proper ventilation.

The Society will transport the Eagle to and from the artist’s studio.

Deadline for submissions: ‘Eagles In The City’ will take place in 2009. However, the earlier you submit your application, the more chance you will have of being chosen by a sponsor.

Deadline for completion of Eagle: To be mutually determined by “Eagles In The City” and the artist

Additional Details:

A)  Materials and Technical Eagle Information

Artists may use any medium to adorn the Eagle, however; the final piece must be durable, non-breakable and be able to withstand BC’s outdoor weather. Most of the Eagles will be situated on sidewalks and might be prone to vandalism.

It is mandatory that paint be either artist grade acrylic or artist grade oil.

Any other materials used by the artist should first be checked with Rick Harker from “Eagles In The City” at 604-873-1865.

The Eagle sculpture is made of reinforced fiberglass and primed which allows for an easily painted surface and durable construction.

  • The Eagle is roughly 7 ½ ft tall and comes on a stand.
  • The Eagle weighs approximately 120 lbs.
  • The metal base weight approximately 50 lbs.

If the artist’s design requires site specific and customized installation, the artist will be required to work with the BC Lions Society and the Sponsor to complete this task.

B)  Agreement

Upon acceptance of the artist’s design, ‘Eagles in the City’ will execute appropriate documentation concerning rights.

C)  Artist Responsibilities

Artists will be responsible for the realization of their project and possible attendance at public events during the project display.

D)  Display Sites

‘Eagles in the City’ and the Sponsor will identify sites in the downtown core and other locations in Prince George where the Eagles will be placed. The Sponsor and ‘Eagles in the City’ reserves the right to choose the site. ‘Eagles in the City’ will be responsible for transporting and placing the adorned Eagles throughout the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.

E)  Artist Honorarium and Recognition

All artists’ chosen for the ‘Eagles in the City’ Artist Roster and then successfully paired with a sponsor will receive and be recognized in the following manner:

  • Artists will receive an honorarium of $1,000
  • Artist name on the plaque on the base of their adorned Eagle
  • Artist name will be listed in the “Eagle Flight Path” a map showing location, sponsor and artist of every bald eagle, selected event signage and at the Eagle Gala
  • Listing of artist name on the website (www.eaglesinthecity.com) with a link to their own website, if artist provides this to the BC Lions Society
  • The sincere appreciation from the BC Lions Society for their support of ‘Eagles in the City’ and its related activities

Artist Application Form
Artist Technical Information
Eagle front view diagram
Eagle back view with salmon diagram

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