2024 Call for Nanaimo Street Banner Designs

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2024 Call for Nanaimo Street Banner Designs

October 12, 2023 - October 23, 2023

The City of Nanaimo is seeking designs for its 2024 street banner program. This program offers artists and designers an opportunity to submit proposals for original banner artwork that will be hung in Nanaimo’s downtown area. Banners will be on display in the Arts District downtown, along Bowen Road, Third Street and other major routes, creating a vibrant visual presence.

This program is open to artists and designers at all levels of experience, currently living in British Columbia.

Theme: 150 Years

In 1874, the City of Nanaimo was the sixth municipality to be incorporated in British Columbia. The year 2024 marks 150 years since incorporation. To recognize this occasion, we are seeking submissions to the 2024 Street Banner Design Program that includes a ‘150’ design within a larger artistic framework, considering the thematic guidelines outlined below.

When considering the artistic direction and theme of your overall banner design, we ask you to consider what meaning Nanaimo holds for you as a City and as home. You might contemplate what makes Nanaimo unique, what makes it a destination of choice, and what artistic choices might capture and/or reflect positive associations and memories of our community.

150 Street Banner designs are encouraged to illustrate creative responses to this theme using a palette limited to five colours (suggested). Highly graphic elements are suggested, and artists must be prepared to adapt their proposed design to accommodate specifications for best print quality.

Note: The City may approach the artist at a future date to discuss potential inclusion of the artist’s ‘150’ design in the development of City 150 branding and logo creation. We encourage you to keep this in mind when formulating a design.


Apply online or using the supplied application form (https://www.nanaimo.ca/parks-recreation-culture/public-art/street-banner-design-program). Required materials are outlined in the application form.


October 12, 2023
October 23, 2023
2024 Call for Nanaimo Street Banner Designs