Calling on Canadian artists to help bring TELUS Garden to life

In keeping with the TELUS team’s passion for supporting arts and culture in our communities, I am excited to announce a new national art competition for our TELUS Garden development, currently under construction in downtown Vancouver. We are inviting artists from coast-to-coast to submit a Request for Proposal [PDF] to create original works that will be permanently displayed in our stunning new office tower.

Our vision is to showcase contemporary works that convey Canada’s unique story of people and places.

Image credit: Henriquez Partners Architects

Image credit: Henriquez Partners Architects

We have chosen the theme Materials of Meaning and we are challenging artists to create bold and inspiring works that incorporate innovative applications of wood, metal and textiles.




We want to work with artists from a diverse cross-section of Canadian culture and talent, as well as developing artists who show exceptional talent and whose early professional careers would benefit from a commission of this scale and exposure.

There are two categories for our art competition:

  • Category A is a $30,000 installation that will communicate our company’s incredible story through descriptive panels and be the focal point of the 4th floor TELUS Garden reception area.
  • Category B is a $45,000 outdoor installation that will be admired from our 8th floor roof deck and adjacent café.

For more information, I encourage you to download our RFP [PDF] and also visit TELUSGarden.com for details about our extraordinary, next-generation office tower that will be one of the most technologically innovative and environmentally friendly sites in North America.

Please spread the word among your family, friends and favourite Canadian artists about this exciting opportunity to contribute to our nation’s arts and culture and remarkable telecommunications history.

We look forward to hearing from you!