Artist Advocates Network

Do you have ideas for an artistic project you would like to achieve on campus? Is there a UBC space you would like to see reinvigorated?

Share your ideas for projects, collaboration, or artistic expression for making a space on campus a better expression of the people that use it.

The UBC Arts Advocates Network guides the community in collaborating on beautiful works of art, culture, and events that celebrate our collective values across campus.

Collaborate with your peers to create a vibrant UBC campus that is inclusive, colorful, and unique.


  • Is the space indoors or outdoors?
  • Will the project be temporary or permanent?
  • Who are the stakeholders and who needs to be consulted? Have you considered necessary approval process with your undergraduate, or graduate society? Or do you only need to deal with the administration team of the building or a specific department or unit on campus?
  • What’s your timeline?
  • How will the work be displayed? Is there enough room? Will it interfere with anything else?
  • What is the cost and who will pay?

  • Always approach people with respect and courtesy.
  • Send an inquiry email to the identified person and explain your vision or project in as much detail as possible.
  • Set up a face-to-face meeting to further discuss your idea
  • Consider promotion or sending a “call out for submissions”
  • Discuss the logistics of setting up or displaying the artwork or cultural display or event.
  • Discuss any financial concerns, planning, and strategies in person or in email and consider any costs and who will pay.


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If you need support with project planning, consider contacting a collaborator. Collaborators act as facilitators and liaisons who can help with the logistics. There are curators, professors, students, and UBC units involved, such as SEEDS.

You can also reach out to your student society or association and the AMS for information on support resources that may already be available.

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