Call for Proposals: Town of Halton Hills 50th Anniversary Public Art

Call for Artists: 50th Anniversary Public Art
Town of Halton Hills

Submission Deadline: June 24, 2024, at 9:00 am EDT

Project Requirements

The Town of Halton Hills (The “Town”) Public Art Program invites professional artists or artist teams to submit proposals for the creation of a window mural to celebrate the Town’s 50th anniversary of incorporation. The commissioned artist or artist team will be responsible for developing a design suitable for reproduction on vinyl media that will be installed on the atrium windows at Town Hall (1 Halton Hills Dr, Georgetown), the official municipal government office for the Town.

The theme for this call is Connected Communities: celebrating the people, places, nature, environment, and the urban and rural areas that make up Halton Hills. The Town is seeking new artwork reflecting this theme and created specifically for this call. The work can be created in any medium but must be provided as high-resolution digital files suitable for large format printing. The Town will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the window mural.

Eligibility

This public art competition is open to professional artists* and artist/artist-led teams residing in Canada.

*As per the Town of Halton Hills Public Art Policy (2016) an artist is: A person, who is objectively recognized as an artist, possesses training, skill, and/or experience in his or her artistic discipline; is active in and committed to his or her art practice, and has a history of public presentation.

Compensation

Artist Fee: $7,000 plus HST if applicable

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by an independent Art Selection Panel comprised of art professionals and community representatives. The panel will receive technical input and advice from appropriate Town staff. The Art Selection Panel will recommend artists or artist teams for the award of the commission to the Public Art Advisory Board for approval.

Submission Requirements

A complete submission package includes the following documentation in a single PDF document:

  1. Artist declaration
  2. Artist statement (1 page maximum): a written description of the artists’ proposal which should include information on theme, design content, style and media, and indication of colour palette.
  3. Up to 6 digital images of the proposed artwork including: artist renderings, details of applicable concept sketches and any other related images. These should be mock-ups and sketches, not completed work.
  4. Artist’s CV and up to 5 images of past work: highlight relevant experience on projects like or directly related to this project if possible.

Incomplete submission packages or submissions not received in the form of a single PDF document, or submissions received after the deadline will not be adjudicated. Artist(s) will retain copyright over their proposals. However, the proposals may be used by the Town in meetings with stakeholders and staff. Please note that proposals will not be returned.

Accommodations are available for all parts of the application process. Please advise the Public Art staff of any measures you feel you need to enable your application to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

How to Submit

To submit, visit the Halton Hills website.

Submission Deadline: June 24, 2024, at 9:00 am EDT

For additional information or questions, please contact:
publicart@haltonhills.ca

Town of Halton Hills
1 Halton Hills Drive
Halton Hills, ON L7G 5G2

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