Great Art for Great Lakes - Call for Submissions
This call is open to professional artists/artist collectives residing/working within one of the identified communities of Hamilton, Kingston, Sudbury-Manitoulin, Mississauga, Aamjiwnaang (Sarnia), Owen Sound, Thunder Bay, and Toronto. We encourage and invite artists from diverse backgrounds.
Waterlution is looking for participatory, community-based art project proposals from local emerging, mid-career or established artists or artist collectives from each of the 8 communities. Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) projects will focus on ideas that showcase celebration and grandeur of the Great Lakes, as well as connection of its people, their history, and diverse cultures.
Participation from the public and the artist in co-creating a community-based, Great Lakes-themed artwork - under the direction of the artist - is a mandatory requirement of this commission. Through two public workshops or events, each community will work towards the co-creation of a permanent artwork as part of celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.
The selected project will emphasize collaboration and the collective magnitude of the Great Lakes. Notions of empowerment and sustainability, with the goal of creating a platform for continued enriched dialogue and ownership must be foundational to the work. Proposals submitted should strive to facilitate the public through emblematic, supportive, and participatory means.
For details and to apply, please go to: http://waterlution.org/GAGL/
The submissions for each community will open between March 14-31st on the Great Art for Great Lakes website starting with Mississauga and Sudbury-Manitoulin District.
The submission deadline for all 8 communities is April 28th. 2017.
The Call for Submissions is unique for each community, so be sure to submit your proposals based on the Call for Submissions from the community in which you reside. Thank you.