Call for Submissions from BIPOC Artists: Local Art for Interior Commercial Area at Daniels DuEast, Toronto

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Call for Submissions (Black, Indigenous and Artists of Colour)

Local Art for Interior Commercial Area at Daniels DuEast

Daniels HR Corporation, on behalf of The Daniels Corporation, invites artists from Toronto to submit proposals in consideration for the commercial area at Daniels DuEast condominiums in Regent Park, Toronto. The installation of the artwork will take place in early 2021. The proposal process will involve consulting with Daniels HR Corporation on the design and fabrication of the work to arrive at a final concept, as well as the installation of the piece.

This Call for Artist Submissions recognizes that art often serves as an important and engaging tool for social justice, and that 2020 has demonstrated the importance of continued engagement on anti-racism in Toronto and across North America. As such, this Call will prioritize Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour (BIPOC) artists/art collectives from Regent Park and/or Downtown East in Toronto. Artists are encouraged to submit proposals for artwork that prioritizes representation and visibility of BIPOC communities.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

For The Daniels Corporation (Daniels) each new home community is a work of art – literally. From conception through to completion, every Daniels neighbourhood is designed to enhance its surroundings, the community and to make a statement about its unique character. Daniels has pioneered a new approach to décor and art focused on sourcing local art for each of our new buildings. Within each project Daniels looks to source a wide range of art forms from paintings to photography to sculptures and beyond. This addition of striking local art through community engagement has quickly become a cornerstone of the company’s design philosophy.

The DuEast community is located just north of Dundas Street between Sumach Street and Tubman Avenue. The West tower is at 225 Sumach Street and the East tower is 34 Tubman Avenue. This master-planned community features commercial space at the ground level, as well as indoor and outdoor amenities shared between the two residences, where residents will have access to a range of amenity spaces.

Opportunity for Local Art at Daniels DuEast

In consultation with Mason Studio Inc., an opportunity for social purchasing of local artwork has been identified for the commercial lobby of the Daniels DuEast site.

Given the focus on BIPOC artists/art collectives, this piece will be accompanied by a descriptive plaque highlighting the artist and the artwork showcased.

A breakdown of the piece to be commissioned, design guidelines, and medium, are included in the Response Checklist below. Please refer to the floor plan and elevation below for details on the artwork’s location in the building.

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ABOUT THE PROCESS

Stage 1 – Request for Proposals
Proposals are due on Sunday, November 29, 2020.

Stage 2 – Selection Process
After the proposals have been received, a review committee will assess all submissions received. The review committee will include: a community member/youth from Regent Park, an established BIPOC artist, and representatives from Daniels HR Corporation. Input from the project interior designer (Mason, Inc.) will also be taken into consideration, as far as how the artwork would fit within the designed space.

At this stage, artists may also be contacted for further clarification and/or consult with representatives from Daniels to further discuss their design for the artwork.

Stage 3 – Award
The winning proposal will be selected and awarded.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Please submit as attachments by email only (no file transfer links to download please) to LocalArt@danielscorp.com to a maximum of 10 MB total.
  2. Response Checklist – please read and complete the Response Checklist thoroughly.
  3. Curriculum vitae, resume or biography of the artist – The CV must include your full contact information and any other supporting material you would like to include (web links, reviews, catalogues, etc.) (1-page maximum);
  4. An artist statement – indicating rationale for submitting for this opportunity and any connection to the Regent Park community (1 page maximum);
  5. 1-2 images of artwork you have created or proposed piece(s) – for consideration or commission. For each image please include the following information: title, medium, dimensions, year of completion in the Response Cover Page
  6. Submission must include proposed fee for the piece. Artist’s fee proposal to include delivery, and coordination with Daniels for installation.

For complete details, download the Response Cover page here.

Only one submission per artist or artist group will be accepted.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 29, 2020.
For any other questions, please contact LocalArt@danielscorp.com.