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Call for ‘Namgis Artist

Updated: Apr 13, 2022


‘Namgis Business Development Corp. (“NBDC”) is a newly launched entity owned by the ‘Namgis First Nation (“NFN”). The organization is the umbrella for many ‘Namgis-owned and operated businesses and they are seeking a local ‘Namgis artist to design the artwork for a logo to be integrated into the new branding for one of their businesses, which is currently named Alert Bay Cabins.

We are looking for the design of a logo that:

  • Celebrates the natural landscape

  • Showcases the strong indigenous cultural and artist traditions or highlights contemporary cultural arts

  • Conveys symbolically the tourism experience enjoyed in the area

  • Is created in a medium that can be transferred to a digital format. (Most artwork can be transferred, so artists skilled with painting or drawing etc. are welcome to apply and costs will be responsibility of NBDC.)

The submission steps are:

  1. Submit the Expression of Interest via the online form HERE, or on the second page of the PDF below. Outline your idea, cost, and timelines. Please submit by March 31, 2022.

  2. Artists will be contacted for an interview by April 7, 2022.

  3. Project will start by April 8, 2022, with a first draft submitted by April 30, 2022. Completion is expected by May 15, 2022.

  4. Please send submissions to directly, answering questions from the PDF below, or via the online form HERE.

Once developed, all ownership and rights of the design are to be transferred to the NBDC with no restrictions on use.

NBDC’s mandate is “To maximize the potential of commercial holdings, identify opportunitiesand develop new businesses for further economic growth and benefits for the Nation that is aligned with NFN’s mission statement.”

NFN’S mission statement is “Based on a foundation of culture, the ‘Namgis First Nation Council will strive to create a self-governing, prosperous, healthy community with a strong, self-sustaining economy so that every member has the opportunity to achieve their highest potential.”

Interested ‘Namgis artists are invited to contact Madison Oakunsheyld to discuss the proposed concept, quote and estimated timeline for completion. Email: directly, or via the online form HERE.

Deadline for proposal submission is by 4pm, Mar 31, 2022.

Please email if you have any questions.

Click here for printable PDF:

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