Call to Artists


The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is seeking BC artists to submit designs for consideration for the Terracotta Warriors public art project.  All proceeds from the sale of the art pieces will go towards services for children with disabilities.  This limited edition public art project will be on display from April 2012 to October 2012.



Local artists, in partnership with sponsoring individuals or organizations, will create a unique design and apply it to the surface of a 7 foot custom formed fiberglass Terracotta Warrior sculpture provided by the BC Lions Society. The Terracotta Warrior becomes the artist’s canvas. Once the work is complete, the Terracotta Warriors will be displayed in prominent public spaces around participating communities. A “Terracotta Warrior Map” will be created and distributed showing the location, sponsor and artist.

How to get involved as an Artist:

Artists with all levels of experience are invited to apply.  All completed works must be original.  A selection committee may review applications for acceptance.

Criteria for selection is based on:

·         Proven skill in the artist’s proposed medium

·         Strength of past artworks

·         Ability to create a unique Terracotta Warrior based on Asian Culture whether it relates directly to the Qin Emperor and the discover of the Terracotta Army or whether it highlights a piece of Asian Culture in either BC or Asia

Selected Artist’s designs will be shown to individual and corporate sponsors.  If we are successful in pairing the artist’s design with a sponsor, then the artist will be contracted to work on a Terracotta Warrior.  The Artist will receive an honorarium for their participation.  The Artist will be required to execute a contract with the BC Lions Society prior to beginning of work.  All completed Terracotta Warrior sculptures must represent the original design approved by the BC Lions Society.

Deadline for Submissions:

Terracotta Warriors Limited Edition public art project will take place April – October 2012. The earlier you submit your application, the more chance your design will have of being chosen by a sponsor.


The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

3981 Oak St, Vancouver, BC  V6H 4H5 or

For complete information and artist application forms