WBFB – 25th Anniversary Book Cover Project – REOI

Deadline June 30, 2017

Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association
Syncrude Corporate Challenge Food Drive
25th Anniversary Book Cover Project

Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI)

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The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association in Fort McMurray Alberta wishes to commission an artist to create an original artwork for the cover of a book commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Syncrude Corporate Challenge Food Drive. The artist should work with the WBFB historian writing the book to gather relevant information, key themes, etc. for the artwork concept. The original commissioned artwork will be owned by the WBFB and displayed at their building, 250 prints (maximum) of the artwork will be created by the WBFB and distributed to select stakeholders, and 1000 books with the artwork on the cover will be printed by the WBFB and given to partners, volunteers, etc.

The budget for the commissioned artwork is $3000, inclusive of supplies, artist fee, exclusive reproduction rights, shipping/delivery, GST. The artwork must be a minimum size of 9 inches x 12 inches to a maximum size of 16 inches x 20 inches. The final representation of the artwork on the cover of the book is subject to design requirements i.e. cropped, elements placed on top of the image, etc.

Visual artists are invited to respond to this Request for Expression of Interest (REOI). Preference will be given to local Wood Buffalo artists.

This REOI is open June 9 – June 30, 2017. The REOI is due June 30, 2017.  Submissions will be reviewed by an adjudication committee consisting of WBFB board members and stakeholders, as well as a visual artist representative recommended by ACWB. The successful artist will be notified by July 14, 2017; the adjudication panel’s decision is final.  Budget and timeline will be finalized and the contract signed by July 21, 2017.  The artist will have from July 24 – August 31, 2017 to create the concept and the artwork.



Please submit the following items by email to programs@artscouncilwb.ca using the subject line: WBFB Food Drive Book Cover REOI.

Your submission must include:

  • Contact information.
  • A description of why the project is of interest.
  • Materials that show why you have the experience/vision to complete this project successfully (this could include a Curriculum Vitae, Biography/Artist Statement, List of Accomplishments, reference related to previous similar experience, etc.).
  • Basic budget and timeline.
  • Three (maximum) digital images of artwork showcasing your style. JPG format with file size not to exceed 2MB. Files should be named as follows: first name_last name.a.jpeg, first name_last name.b.jpeg, etc.



Submissions must be received by Friday, June 30, 2017.



The Wood Buffalo Food Bank Association has the vision that every citizen of the RMWB has access to and utilizes the resources and information necessary for Food Security; including nutritional standards. The WBFB provides programs and services that provide the resources and education necessary to ensure food security for all citizens in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

The WBFB acts as a bridge in our community between stakeholders, donors, and clients in addition to providing referral services to other agencies that might better serve the needs of our clientele. The WBFB treats all clients with respect and dignity, works to empower all our clients to build capacity to be independent of our services. We act as an advocate for our clients with government and non-government agencies to ensure our clients receive all the benefits they can and are entitled to. The Food Bank works in collaboration with other agencies to foster an environment of partnership and sharing.

For more information please visit www.woodbuffalofoodbank.com/.