Artist Call for Proposals:  Indigenous Soccer Mural at Soccer Nova Scotia BMO Centre

Invitation for an Indigenous artist to engage with the members of the 2023 Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia Boys and Girls soccer teams for input and inspiration, and then design and install a mural at the Soccer Nova Scotia BMO Centre at 210 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax.

The work is to be completed by July 1, 2023.

The successful proposal will receive $5,000 (to include the installation costs) for the work.

Requirements:  A proposal, including samples of past work, medium of installation, cover letter and any supporting material.

To apply email before April 28th.


This project will have an incredible legacy:

  • BMO Soccer Nova Scotia is the busiest and most attended Soccer facility in Atlantic Canada.  Highly visible, this Indigenous art / design project will be seen daily by hundreds and thousands of attendees.
  • The opportunity for growth in Indigenous soccer in Nova Scotia is massive. By having a permanent mural on the primary soccer facility in Nova Scotia, it will welcome the future Indigenous youth to the sport and present inclusion of Indigenous players and families at the facility.  
  • NAIG 2023 will host over 5000 athletes from 756 First Nations, this mural will welcome them to Halifax’s sport infrastructure and venues.
  • The mural on one of Halifax’s most visited locations will give the successful Indigenous artist / designer very public recognition.
  • The 36 players that oversee this project will have a permanent story and connection on how they have their fingerprint on this facility.  Able to tell other youth how they too can impact the fabric of our communities.  
  • The project aligns with TRC calls to Action 87 to 90 (respecting sport)
  • The design engagement will impact soccer Staff and Coaches that are working on improving Indigenous participation in soccer. 

Thank you to Soccer Nova Scotia for their support in this project.

And thank you to the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation for the financial support.

For questions, please contact Richard MacLellan at