1. How does shipping coordination for an art submission work?

    Convenient and free shipping may be arranged through the Art Collection Director at:

    Art Collection Manager
    Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada
    Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
    3650 Danforth Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario M1N 2E8
    Telephone: 1-888-545-5972

    Purolator or a local courier service will pick up your art submission shipment at a Canadian location of your preference. Shipping postage costs will be covered by Lilly Canada.

  2. Who can participate in Lilly Oncology on Canvas Canada?

    Lilly Oncology on Canvas Canada is open to all residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence as of the date of their submission. Entrants must be individuals who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer, or a family member, friend, caregiver or healthcare provider of a person diagnosed with cancer. Group submissions are permissible so long as the entrants meet the eligibility criteria detailed here. Only amateur artists are eligible to participate. For the purposes of this Art Initiative, an amateur artist is someone whose livelihood does not depend on income obtained through art or art instruction.

    Employees, representatives and agents of Eli Lilly Canada Inc. (“Lilly”), The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (“CAPO”), the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (“CCSN”), their parents, affiliated or related companies, subsidiaries, divisions and all advertising, media buying and promotional agencies, and members of the immediate family of, and all persons domiciled with, any of those described above, are not eligible to participate. “Immediate family” is defined as a parent, sibling, child or spouse, regardless of where they reside.

    Individuals employed by or affiliated with organizations having policies against participation in industry-sponsored programs are asked to refrain from participation.

  3. What can I express in my artwork?

    Themes and inspirations that give your cancer journey meaning are everywhere—from a caring friend or healthcare professional, to a landscape, a moment of self-discovery or another special moment, and so much more. Get inspired by viewing Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada submissions in the Artwork section and previous submissions to the American program at www.lillyoncologyoncanvas.com.

  4. What art medium can I use to create my artwork?

    The three categories for submission are:

    • Painting (watercolour, oil, acrylic) and pastels,
    • Photography, and
    • mixed media (a combination of two or more media).

    For inspiration on getting started with your entry, you may wish to view our four “Getting Started” videos.

  5. What are the size requirements for my artwork?

    Your original art must be at least 9 inches x 12 inches and no more than 18 inches x 24 inches. The artwork must be flat.

  6. Do I have to submit a narrative with my artwork?

    Yes. Each entry must be accompanied by a narrative that describes how the journey depicted in the artwork is inspiring and/or puts the artwork in context.

  7. What are the guidelines for submitting narratives?

    The narrative should be a maximum of 125 words in length, submitted in English or French and preferably typed. Do not include in the narrative: the names of any individuals, such as patients, doctors and/or nurses; or the names of hospitals or medicines.

  8. How do you define original art?

    The artwork must not be an exact replica of, or very similar in appearance to, any existing art or other work created by someone else—such as a photograph, painting, drawing, sketch or advertisement, and must not infringe upon anyone else’s copyright or other property or ownership rights.

  9. Can I put my name on and/or sign my artwork or narrative?

    For your privacy, you may choose to, or choose not to, include your name on the front of your artwork. Please DO NOT include your address or any other personal information on the artwork (front or back). Please note that if you decide to include your name on your artwork, your name will appear online with your submission.

  10. Will a donation be made to the charity of my choice for entering the Lilly Oncology on Canvas Canada program?

    In thanks for each submission, Lilly Canada will make a donation in the participant’s honour to the cancer-related charity of their choice. Each year, a total of $5000 in donations will be shared equally, according to the number of submissions received, among the charities identified in submission packages.

  11. What criteria must be met by a charity before it can receive a donation?

    Charities must be registered with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Participants will not receive a charitable tax receipt in exchange for their submissions.

  12. How do I ask questions about the art program or learn about updates?

    You may direct questions about the program to the Art Collection Director by mail, or telephone (see contact information at the top of this page). Complete information is also available at www.LillyOCC.com.

  13. What happens to my art after the end of program? Will my artwork be returned to me?

    Your artwork and narratives will not be returned to you. Some or all of the artwork may be included in a tour, which could include cancer centres, hospitals and patient advocacy group events. Your Submission may also be displayed at media events, televised, and/or showcased on the Internet, in print, and other types of media designated by the Sponsors. Some Submissions may be featured on the Lilly Oncology On Canvas Canada website (www.LillyOCC.com) and/or on Lilly’s social media sites, including but not limited to its Pinterest board (pinterest.com/lillyocc) and Twitter page (https://twitter.com/lillyocc). Content that is shared through social media sites will remain the property of Lilly and any use of those sites will be subject to any terms of use applicable to that site.

    In addition, Lilly may transfer ownership of the artwork or portions thereof, either original or copies, to the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO), the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN), or other non-profit cancer-related advocacy groups or charitable organizations for use in their fundraising efforts or for other appropriate purposes, without any payment to you or any financial benefit to Lilly.

  14. What does it mean to give up my rights to my art?

    By entering a Submission, each entrant assigns to Lilly full ownership of and all rights, including but not limited to all copyright and other intellectual property rights, in your Submission, including but not limited to the right to use, reproduce, display or publish all or any portion of the art and text in any medium (e.g., online, print, television, mobile application, social media, electronic displays at medical or advocacy meetings, or any other public forum, etc.); collateral materials (including, but not limited to media materials, brochures, educational books, postcards, websites, etc.); exhibits; and/or any other manner as determined by Lilly.

    You also waive any attribution, integrity, or moral rights in your Submission in favour of Lilly. In addition, non-profit, cancer-related organizations including CAPO and CCSN, may use Lilly Oncology on Canvas artwork as part of their fundraising efforts, without any payment to you or any financial benefit to Lilly.

  15. Is the American Lilly Oncology on Canvas Program different from the one in Canada?

    The Lilly Oncology on Canvas Canada program remains separate from the American Lilly Oncology on Canvas program. Poetry and music categories have been added to the visual art categories already available in the American Lilly Oncology on Canvas program. Art will now be submitted through an ongoing online submission process, and art, poetry, and music will be available for viewing in an online exhibition at www.LillyOncologyonCanvas.com.