Call for Expressions of Interest: Putting the Public in Public Art

Artist-Led Consultation in Hamilton

Convergence by Hooman Mehdizadehjafari (Century Street Parkette, 2023). Credit: Fonoflick Productions

Call for Artist Expression of Interest
Putting the Public in Public Art: Artist-Led Consultation

Attention Community-Engaged Artists!

The City of Hamilton, in collaboration with Centre[4] Art and Research, is seeking Expressions of Interest from artists to create an innovative, mobile artwork that facilitates in-person community feedback on the future of public art. The selected artist/ artist team will receive a $25,000 award for artist fees and project costs.

This participatory piece will travel to various locations in Hamilton, encouraging dialogue and engaging diverse audiences. The selected artist / artist team will also collect data from these engagements to help shape a new Public Art Master Plan for the city.

Submissions by local Artists and Artist Teams as well as equity-deserving groups are encouraged.

Apply by: June 20, 2024, 4pm EDT

For project details and to apply, please visit:

Applicants are encouraged to reach out to Centre[4] Art and Research for assistance with their application. To ensure accessibility in the application process, you can contact Centre[4] Art and Research at:

For further information, please contact:
Cathy Paton
Art and Research Integration Consultant, Centre[4]

Note: The City of Hamilton is working with Centre[4] Art and Research – a collaborative initiative between McMaster University’s Community Research Platform (CRP) and Centre[3] for Artistic and Social Practice on this project.

Image Description:
Aerial view of an oval-shaped bench in a park. Two people lie on the curved wood and metal bench: one in a gray top and black pants, the other in a hoodie and shorts. The bench is set on brown mulch within a paved path.