Request for Proposals: Lakeshore Mural Hoarding Project, Richard’s Memorial Park, Mississauga

Mississauga Arts Council

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Call for Submissions – Lakeshore Road Artistic Hoarding Mural Project: Richard’s Memorial Park Hoarding Digital Mural

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

Project Location: Richard’s Memorial Park, Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga

Project Summary

The Mississauga Arts Council, Peel Region and Stantec have embarked on a mission to provide prominent artistic opportunities to local artists by creating a Request for Proposal “RFP” for a digitally rendered hoarding mural at Richard’s Memorial Park inspired by a flip-book idea.

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:
Richard’s Memorial Park is located in Mississauga on Lakeshore Road West, situated close to Jack Darling Park. The park boasts an array of natural beauty, including abundant native animals, and artists may draw inspiration from the ever-changing seasons.

Artists may choose to focus on a particular aspect that resonates with them such as the bustling movements of daily activities by the lake, or the quiet sunsets. Artist(s) are encouraged to interrupt the flip-book-inspired concept freely and need to consider creating large-scale designs that can be easily seen by passing cars and cyclists, maximizing the impact of their art.

The total mural will extend up to a width of 120 feet and a height of 8 feet, the artists will design 6 adjoining 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

Artist(s) Fee: $10,000.00 (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-Richard’s Memorial Park” to Jacqueline Mak, jacqueline@macarts.ca.

Your Email must include the following: One (1) PDF attachment, no larger than 5mb, called “FirstName LastName-MM24-RichardsMemorialPark” 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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www.mississaugaartscouncil.com/programs/murals-with-mac