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Artist Call | ECU Student Submissions

Human Resources By Emily Carr University

Posted on April 22, 2021 | Updated April 23, 2021, 8:33AM

Filed in Students

ECU’s Human Resources is seeking submissions for artwork.

The Human Resources (HR) department at Emily Carr University wishes to purchase an existing artwork for a permanent collection and display in the HR Office at ECU. The selected artwork will also be reproduced as a limited-edition print and gifted to long-service employees who have achieved milestones in years of service as part of ECU’s Long-Service Recognition Program.

$1,500 will be awarded for the selected art piece.

ECU students who are interested in participating are invited to submit new or existing work for a juried review. Feel free to submit multiple works that you believe meet the selection criteria.

Selection Criteria

The jury will be seeking work that reflects and interprets, in a celebratory way, the rich and diverse nature of our university. The content/theme should reflect a relationship with space and time, and should align with ECU’s vision and values.

As you reflect on, and seek to express, the journey we’re all on together to make ECU a more respectful and inclusive place of learning, here is a snapshot of some key university milestones:

1978 - Designated a provincial institute

1980 - Moved to Granville Island

1994 - A second building on Granville Island opened

2006 - Emily Carr launches a Master of Applied Arts degree

2008 - The school is granted university status

2010 - The Aboriginal Gathering Place is established

2013 - The Master of Design degree is launched

2014/15 - Canadian Research Chairs approved

2015 - The university officially breaks ground for a new campus

2017 - The university campus moves to Great Northern Way

Submission Guidelines

Submissions can include photography, illustration, painting, drawing, sculpture, design works, digital prints, professionally rendered photographs of sculptures or ceramic works, or professionally rendered stills of 2D or 3D animation or film

Images should be formatted as a jpg, jpeg, gif, png or pdf.

How to apply

All submissions should include:

  • A short description of the work
  • A brief artist statement
  • A digital copy of the work via email with the subject line

    Please send your submission via email to, with the subject line: “Artist Call – ECU Long Service Recognition.”

    The selected artist will be announced as part of the Long Service Recognition event.

    Deadline for submissions is 12pm on May 19, 2021.

    About the Long-Service Recognition Program