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Ambitious Art Call for New Hospital Receives Record Submissions of Interest

Posted by Joanna Newman on 5 July 2016 | 2 Comments

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Photo: With help from their parents, BC Children’s Hospital patients and siblings reviewed artist applicants in a focus group held in May. 

This past spring, artists from across Canada were asked to submit their interest to provide original art for the new Teck Acute Care Center at BC Children’s Hospital.

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation would like to extend an enormous thank you to all of the artists that responded to our national call for art.  By the time the application deadline passed in early May, we had 1247 applications from across the country, and more than 100,000 clicks of interest on the call for art website. This was the largest response of its kind in North America for a pediatric hospital call for art.

The art being created is part of the Children’s Healing Experience Project. This project will enhance the interior design of the new building with art and technology installations to support a child-friendly healing environment.

Focus groups with patients and their siblings, hospital clinicians and advisory committee volunteers, have been reviewing artists, and will gather again later this month.

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will be contacting every artist who provided a submission of interest in all categories by the end of the summer.  

As the Children’s Healing Experience Project continues to unfold, updates will be posted on BC Children’s Hospital Foundation social media channels. 

Read more details about the call for art launched in March.