Temporary Public Art: Bee Hotel

City of Mississauga - Request for Proposals

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Friday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. EST

The City of Mississauga Public Art Program, in partnership with Parks and Forestry, invites Canadian professional artists or artist teams to submit proposals for an artist-designed Bee Hotel, to be located in Jack Darling Memorial Park.

Solitary bees do not live in colonies, do not produce honey, are non-aggressive, and rarely sting. Unfortunately, these important pollinators are experiencing rapid population decline due to habitat loss, loss of food sources, disease and pesticide usage. By providing a refuge for female solitary bees to rest and lay eggs, bee hotels can be an effective approach to supporting the populations of wood-nesting, tunnel-nesting, and cavity-nesting bees.

This public art project will combine artistic excellence and creativity with environmental conservation. The Bee Hotel will promote the conservation of Mississauga’s natural environment and inspire eco-friendly actions and values through compelling, unique, innovative public art.

Total budget for this project is $7,000.00 + HST.

To learn more about this opportunity, including eligibility criteria and submission requirements, review the full Request for Proposals (PDF).

Any requests for clarification and questions regarding this artist opportunity must be submitted in writing via email to public.art@mississauga.ca.