Call for Artists Submissions

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Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere



July 15, 2020



Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere are in the process of creating a Friendship Agreement to formalize their commitment to each other, their partnership, community members and citizens of both communities.


Purpose of a Friendship Agreement:

  • Provide the framework upon which the partners, including their respective governments and community members, will collaborate with one another;
  • Strengthen the partners mutual intentions to pursue a lasting friendship based on mutual respect, honour and recognition;
  • Develop mutual protocols and activities that engage transparent communications, trust, inclusion, belonging and community betterment;
  • Collaborate on community economic and social development


Shared Vision:

As neighbouring communities, we commit to share our wisdom to build a better future for our children and generations to follow; two communities committed to building a friendship by trusting, celebrating and respecting one another, our ancestors and our environment.


This is a call for artists to submit their interest and artwork to accompany the written aspect of this Friendship Agreement.


For more information on the Shuswap Indian Band – District of Invermere partnership:


The Shuswap Indian Band and District of Invermere partnership Working Group will award a one-time cash prize of $500 to the winning artist for the selected art/image!


The selected art/image may or may not be replicated and/or displayed with the accompanying Friendship Agreement on a publicly displayed document, on District of Invermere or Shuswap Indian Band signs and online media (including websites and social media).



Artist requirements and information related to the call:

  1. Artists must submit an image for print media, this includes hand drawn or digitally created images and both colour and black and white submissions are welcome. The image should capture the spirit and intent of the Friendship Agreement and should illustrate connection between the communities.
  2. Artists must own the copyright to their artwork submission. By submitting an application, the artist acknowledges that they created the artwork, are the rightful owner, and did not infringe on the rights of any third party in creating the artwork.
  3. The winning artist may be invited to formally assign their copyright to the artwork to the Shuswap Indian Band and the District of Invermere, which assignment would provide the Shuswap Indian Band and the District of Invermere with all rights and copyright to use and reproduce the artwork. Such an assignment would occur only if the winning party was agreeable, and additional compensation (beyond the $500 cash prize) for the copyright assignment may be payable.

Entries must be submitted on or before July 15th, 2020 via email to Sierra Stump: or in-person at District of Invermere Office: 914 8 Ave, Invermere, BC


Photo Credit: CVCED

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