Call for Expressions of Interest: IDEA Mural Project, Muskoka, ON

IDEA Mural Project: Expression of Interest
Muskoka Arts and Crafts and the District Municipality of Muskoka

Important EOI Dates & Info:
July 21, 2023 – Expression of Interest Open
August 18, 2023 – Expression of Interest Deadline
November 27, 2023 – IDEA Committee Review
December 12, 2023 – Artists Notified
May 20, 2024 – Artwork Installation Date

To submit: Please email your proposal to by August 18, 2023.

The District of Muskoka and IDEA Advisory Group are inviting professional artists or an artist team to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for the creation of outdoor murals within the Muskoka community. The submission process is intended to solicit portfolios and qualifications for artists who will be chosen for the project. We are seeking artists and muralists with varied experience who can execute projects large and small and who want to contribute to the betterment of the community through art. IDEA values creativity, diversity, and talent in artists.

This is an inclusive project intended to be enjoyed by all classes, genders, cultures, ages, and abilities and promote our #hatefreemuskoka campaign. It is important to us to create a safe and equitable space for our cultural diversity to be celebrated and represented through visual art. IDEA celebrates the diversity and talent of all artists and invites artists from all walks of life to apply.

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Muskoka Arts & Crafts is one of the oldest and most well-established arts organizations in Ontario, having grown since its inception in 1963 to include a diverse membership of professional full-time artists, part-time artists, hobbyists, amateurs, patrons, and art enthusiasts that creates a dynamic environment where everyone can learn from each other.

In Muskoka, we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, which includes the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. The Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Nations have also walked on this territory over time. Today Muskoka is home to three sovereign nations: Wahta Mohawks First Nations, Moose Deer Point First Nation and the Moon River Métis. We honour all Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Métis and Inuit – for their cultures, their languages, their wise teachings, and ways of being that have shaped this country since time began.

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Image descriptions:
1. IDEA Mural Project image: There is a person with brown eyes placing their hands on their face, covered in multicoloured paint.