Deadline Extension: Writer & Storyteller

December 19, 2017
BC Ferries is partnering with FPCC to facilitate the commission of original text from a First Nations Storyteller or Writer, to enhance the interior of the Northern Sea Wolf.

Starting in the summer of 2018, the vessel will provide direct summer service between Port Hardy and Bella Coola, with a connector service once a week between Bella Coola, Bella Bella, Shearwater and Ocean Falls.

We invite Expressions of Interest from Storytellers and Writers affiliated with the Nuxalk Nation at Bella Coola, the Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Band, the Kwakiutl First Nation at Port Hardy and the Heiltsuk Nation at Bella Bella - the communities at the departure and/or landing points that the Northern Sea Wolf will service.

To assist BC Ferries with their plan to identify and engage with Storytellers and Writers, FPCC will facilitate a commission from one writer to share a profile of their people and the Sea Wolf being.


Selection will take place through a two-step process.

Step 1: Storytellers and Writers are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to FPCC by February 26, 2018 at 5 pm.

Step 2: From these submissions, a committee will shortlist up to four writers, who will be commissioned to develop detailed text outlines. From these proposals, the final participant will be selected to work toward final refinement/edits and application.

For the one chosen Storyteller or Writer that will be selected:
  • Final writer will be paid $2,500 for final submission.
  • BC Ferries will develop intellectual property use agreements.
  • With the support of FPCC, a Storyteller or Writer will work with BC Ferries to refine concepts for final commission, adhering to BC Ferries specifications for fabrication and application.
  • BC Ferries will display information about the Storyteller or Writer and their work, onboard the vessels.
Deadline for submissions is February 26, 2018 at 5 pm.

Download the Call for Expressions of Interest  (PDF) and Submission Form (Word).

Read the Press Release.

For more information about applying, contact:
Angela Marston at FPCC -

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