Request for Proposals: Lakeshore Mural Hoarding Project, Pine Ave & Wesley Ave, Mississauga

Mississauga Arts Council

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Call for Submissions – Lakeshore Road Artistic Hoarding Mural Project: Pine Avenue & Wesley Avenue Hoarding Digital Mural

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024, by 9:00 AM

Project Location

This project consists of two hoarding murals, one at Pine Avenue and one at Wesley Avenue.
Project Location 1: Pine Avenue South, Mississauga
Project Location 2: Wesley Avenue, Mississauga

Project Summary

The Mississauga Arts Council, the Peel Region and Stantec have embarked on a mission to provide prominent artistic opportunities to local artists, to submit a Request for Proposal “RFP” for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Pine Avenue or Wesley Avenue.

This initiative was put forward by Councillor Stephen Dasko. “I was excited by the idea I put forward to the Region of Peel and Mississauga Arts Council. Over the next few years of construction taking place of the Lakeshore Trunk Sewer and Sub-transmission Main, we will have incredible local artists displaying their talents for everyone to enjoy!”

This hoarding aims to cover some of the traffic-facing portions of the Lakeshore Sanitary Trunk construction project consisting of 4.0 Km of 2400mm sanitary sewer extending down Lakeshore Rd. from Jack Darling Park to Elmwood Ave.

Project Details

Vision for the Site:
Pine Avenue and Wesley Avenue are located in busy areas, where both motorists and cyclists can enjoy the beautiful murals while stopping at traffic lights. The artist(s) will be responsible for creating 3 dynamic and vibrant hoardings.

Artist(s) will be free to interpret the following description in any way that resonates with them:

This design should capture aspects of bustling daily activities that are associated with Port Credit, the rich music that flows through the busy streets, the peaceful sunsets, and the rich natural flora and fauna that surround the area.

The total mural will extend up to a width of 60 feet and a height of 6 feet, the artists will design 3 separate hoardings.

Type of Hoarding:
Aluminum composite panels

Artwork guidelines overview:
Download PrePress Specs for Artists

Artist(s) Duties

Participation in community consultation activities, attending all scheduled meetings, creation of mural designs, revisions, delivery of final digital files, interviews, and photo opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Please note that only Mississauga-based artists will be considered for this project.
  • Open to established artist(s) or artist teams.
  • We welcome individuals from diverse equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to visible minority groups, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+.

Compensation

Pine Avenue South Artist(s) Fee: $8,000.00 (plus HST, if applicable)
Wesley Avenue Artist(s) Fee: $8,000.00 (plus HST, if applicable)

Selection Process

A committee consisting of representatives from the Peel Region, City of Mississauga, Stantec, and the Mississauga Arts Council will review the request for proposals.

Production & Deliverables

Once selected, a representative from Mississauga Arts Council will review and finalize the winning concept/design. An artist kick-off meeting will be held to introduce the artist(s) to major stakeholders and allow them to present their concepts.

The artist(s) will have three (3) weeks to complete and submit the final design for review and approval. During this time, the artist(s) will be responsible for revising and delivering any requested changes by the stakeholders to ensure the specifications are met, and subsequently producing a high-resolution, final version upon approval.

The production and installation of the artwork will be handled by Greenloc and Stantec.

How to Submit

Send an email with the subject line: “MM24-(Pine Avenue OR Wesley Avenue)” to Jacqueline Mak, jacqueline@macarts.ca.

Your Email must include the following: One (1) PDF attachment, no larger than 5mb, called “FirstName LastName-MM24-location” with the following documents:

  • Request For Proposal (Letter of intent, artist statement concepts, ideas/sketches, mood board if applicable)
  • An artist CV or resume; please include 2-3 references
  • Up to 3-5 work samples demonstrating previous experience working on large-scale murals
  • Artwork Mock-Ups

Submission Deadline: April 29, 2024, by 9:00 AM

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Jacqueline Mak, jacqueline@macarts.ca


About the Partners

Mississauga Arts Council and Murals with MAC
Murals with MAC is a neighbourhood beautification project that facilitates relationships between artists and community partners. Run by the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), Murals with MAC develops the creative identity of Mississauga and employs local artists to contribute their voices and skills to projects that foster neighbourhood identity with designs that speak to the unique character, culture, or heritage of the local community.

Region of Peel
Peel Region serves more than 1.5 million residents and approximately 200,000 businesses in Mississauga, and the Town of Caledon. Delivering a wide range of resident-focused services across Peel. Peel is “Community for Life” a goal created in a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives.

Stantec
Stantec designs with community in mind. Stantec offers architectural, construction management and environmental services. The company’s service portfolio includes architecture and interior design, building engineering, community design services, geomatics, geotechnical engineering, and landscape architecture.


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Mississauga Arts Council
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Mississauga, ON L5B 3C9
www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/programs/murals-with-mac