Call for Proposals: Mississauga Festival of Trees Installations 2022

Diversi(tree), Sheridan VMA Students (2021). Photo courtesy of Sanborg Productions.

CALL FOR ARTISTS 2022
Mississauga Festival of Trees Installations

CreativeHub 1352 invites artists and artist collectives/groups to submit proposals for temporary Tree and Wood Piling Art Installations to be presented at the Small Arms Inspection Building as part of the Mississauga Festival of Trees in December 2022.

Application Deadlines: October 14th, 2022, 5:00pm EDT (Tree Installation), October 21st, 2022, 5:00pm EDT (Wood Piling)

Information & Application Form: Tree Installation | Wood Piling

OPPORTUNITY:

As part of the festival celebrations, organisers are seeking submissions for Wood Piling Art and Tree Art Installations. Wood Piling Installations will illustrate the creative interpretation of wood through stacking and piling. Imaginative and contemporary tree art installation works will celebrate the winter season and the unique cultural diversity of Mississauga.

LOCATION:

Small Arms Inspection Building
1352 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, Ontario

BUDGET:

CreativeHub 1352 has allocated a budget of $2,000 per Tree Installation, and $1,250 per Wood Piling Art Installation, inclusive of artist fees and materials.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY:

Both applications are open to individual artists, artist collectives, educational organisations, groups, and not- for-profit or charitable organisations operating in Ontario. Artists may produce solo works or collaborative projects.

OPPORTUNITY:

Tree Installations: We are looking for approximately 10 temporary Tree Installations. Consideration should be given to the aesthetic of the site, architecture of the building, seasonal nature of the festival, and natural environment. Proposals for temporary tree installations should highlight Ontario’s cultural diversity, with an emphasis on the key themes of culture, creativity, and family. Tree installations can be creative literal representations or more abstract interpretations of these themes. More information here.

Tree Installations Structural Guidelines:

  • Height: min. 8’ / max. 12’
  • Area: min. 7’ x 7’ / max. 10’ x 10’
  • Must be a freestanding 3- dimensional structure that does not need any additional supports.

Wood Piling Installations: We are looking for a minimum of 4 original wood pilings. The subject matter of the Wood Piling Installations are open to the artist’s interpretation but consideration should be given to the aesthetic of the site, architecture of the building, seasonal nature of the festival, and natural environment. More information here.

Wood Piling Installations Structural Guidelines:

  • Stacked wood used as the primary installation material, however other materials may be included. (i.e., metal, upcycled materials);
  • Freestanding structure that does not need any additional support. Proposals should include a description of how the artist plans on ensuring that the installation is structurally sound;
  • Maximum height: 6 feet. There is no maximum area, however the review committee reserves the right to ask artists to adjust their initial proposed size;
  • Non-hazardous and non-interactive installations. Visitors will be walking close to the installations for viewing. Please make sure no hazardous materials are incorporated; Durable structures. Installations are able to endure outdoor weather conditions during the 2-week period they are on display.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

If you are interested in participating in the MFT Tree or Wood Art Installation Programs, please apply online: www.creativehub1352.ca/festival-of-trees

  • Artist Statement (500 words max): Tell us about yourself or your organisation and your artistic practice, as it relates to the project you are proposing to CreativeHub 1352;
  • Project Description (500 words max): Please provide a brief description of your proposed installation;
  • Technical Description and Budget: The technical description should include a preliminary list of all foreseeable technical requirements including equipment and materials necessary for installation at the SAIB. The Budget should indicate roughly how much your project will cost to create and install, itemised by category. Please submit the Technical Description and Budget as one PDF, which can contain a combination of written statements, spreadsheets, or technical drawings;
  • Visual Support Material (5-10): Please include 5-10 images to supplement your proposal. These can include technical sketches, images of your proposed materials, past work, etc. You may also include links to video and/or audio files;
  • Visual Support Material List: Please include a short list describing the Visual Support Materials.

PROJECT TIMELINE WOOD PILING:

Application Deadline: October 21st, 2022
Artists notified of approval: October 28th, 2022
Access to building/grounds for Installation: November 27th – December 1st, 2022
Final Installation Date: December 1st, 2022
Tear Down Date: December 12th, 2021 (daytime)

PROJECT TIMELINE TREE INSTALLATION:

Application Deadline: October 14th, 2022
Artists notified of approval: October 21st, 2022
Access to building/grounds for Installation: November 28th – December 1st, 2022
Final Installation Date: December 1st, 2022
Tear Down Date: December 12th, 2021 (daytime)

QUESTIONS:

Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Scola at CreativeHub 1352 with any questions: info@creativehub1352.ca

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & APPLICATION FORM:

For additional information, please visit CreativeHub 1352’s Wood Piling and Tree Art Installation Packages, available online at the link below. When ready to apply, please fill out the online application form: www.creativehub1352.ca/festival-of-trees

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

Artisan Market Vendor
Sponsorship / Advisor
Music & Entertainment
Learn more at: www.creativehub1352.ca

CREATIVEHUB 1352
6 Helene Street North
Mississauga, ON L5E 3B2 Canada
info@creativehub1352.ca
www.creativehub1352.ca
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