Call for Expressions of Interest: Permanent Public Art at Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theatre

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City of Mississauga – Expressions of Interest
Community Engaged Permanent Public Art: Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theatre

DEADLINE: Monday, March 1, 2021 by 4 p.m. EST.

The City of Mississauga’s Public Art Program invites professional artists and artist-led teams to submit expressions of interest to design a community engaged permanent public artwork integrated into glass panels located in the lobby of Mississauga’s Meadowvale Theatre (6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga, ON L5N 4G7), as part of the Theatre’s renovation initiative.

All costs and tasks associated with the fabrication, installation and maintenance of the artwork will be paid for and coordinated by the City of Mississauga.

The artwork will be produced onto glass panels surrounding the Theatre’s control room in the building’s lobby and will be fabricated, installed, and maintained by the City of Mississauga and its contractors. The commissioned artist(s) will be expected to complete the design of the project by October 2021.

The vision of the City’s renovation of Meadowvale Theatre is to contribute to the creation of a welcoming arts space, where residents and artists discover the possibilities for growth and development through artistic and cultural experiences.

Meadowvale Theatre acts as both a prestigious performing arts venue and an important gathering place that draws residents together and contributes to the city’s cultural, social, and economic vitality. The building is an important cultural destination and a community space and incubator for emerging artists. The artwork is to be community engaged work because the Theatre is too – this public art installation will play an important role in connecting the Theatre’s users and visitors to the space, both as a prestigious event venue and as a community arts and culture hub.

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The selected artist(s) must be willing to work with community members to inform the design of the artwork and it is expected that the selected artist(s) will facilitate opportunities for community engagement. The artist will create a digital file of their artwork, which will be provided to the City to fabricate and install onto the glass. Artistic integrity will be respected by all project team members.

Submissions to this call are due March 1, 2021. The selected artist(s) will work with community members to develop the design of the artwork. Public art will be fabricated and installed through Q1 2022 and unveiled in Q3 2022.

Total budget for this project is $15,000 CAD + HST

To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility criteria and submission requirements, review the full Call to Artists made available here.

Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity must be submitted in writing via email to philippa.french@mississauga.ca.

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