Call for Submissions - First Nations Photographers and Carvers



The FNHA invites aspiring photographers and carvers from First Nations in British Columbia (BC) to submit their works for possible display in FNHA buildings and publications.

Call for photography

Photos should be original and acknowledge, celebrate and showcase culture and people from First Nation Communities within BC. A review panel will select photos based on criteria including diversity, image size and quality, and award $100 for each photo chosen. Multiple submissions from individual photographers may be selected.

Examples of how the FNHA uses photos include:

  • Artwork in FNHA buildings​
  • Published health reports and guides
  • Presentations
  • Other purposes in support of FNHA Operations

Call for Regional Artists and Carvers

The FNHA seeks expressions of interest from First Nations artists in BC to create regional carvings for display in a new FNHA building being constructed on Tsleil-Waututh Nation Land near North Vancouver. Five carvings will be chosen – one from each of the FNHA health regions – and mounted on one of five mass timber posts in the building's Great Hall.

The FNHA has set a commissionable value for each carving at $12,500.

About the Metro Vancouver Office Project

The Metro Vancouver Office Project (MVOP) is the FNHA's consolidation of multiple leased downtown administrative offices into a purpose-built office on Tsleil-Waututh Nation land. The building honours cultures, incorporates environmental sustainability factors, and will be built with BC mass timber wood products.

The MVOP design is based on the following principles:

  • A place of healing and wellness
  • Welcoming to all Nations
  • Honouring of place and context
  • Cultivating a sense of family
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Resilience

Full details are availble in the documents below.

Submissions are due: Friday, June 16, 2023​ at 5:00 p.m.

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