Call for Submissions: The Farquhar’s Lane Art Installation Project

St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, Toronto

The St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA is happy to announce the launch of the Farquhars Lane Public Art Installation Project, which will commemorate Toronto’s original shoreline and the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood. The Farquhar’s Lane Art Installation Project is further a partnership of St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA, the adjacent property owners and Mural Routes. It was identified through an area Master Plan with the goal of transforming the laneway into a dynamic community space.

Artists and artist teams with established public art experience are invited to submit their credentials, examples of prior experience and a preliminary vision for the development and execution of a site specific, permanent, outdoor art installation for a public art project to enhance Farquhar’s Lane, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The vision is to capture the life and ambience of Toronto’s early waterfront with bold design that is engaging and informative. The project will be conducted in two Phases over two years with a total budget of 0,000.

This is a two-stage, open competition for professional artists who can demonstrate past experience in outdoor public mural creation and installation. Based on the responses to this call for expressions of interest, a Selection Committee will select three (3) artists to develop their design proposals. Each of these artists will be paid a fee of $2,000 (Canadian dollars) to prepare the design proposal. Based on the design proposals the Selection Committee will choose one artist to execute the project. An additional fee of $3,000 will be paid to the winning artist for their final design.

The selection criteria are artistic excellence and demonstrated ability to create and execute a major innovative, engaging public artwork. The competition is open to all qualified artists; eligibility is not limited by geographic or other restrictions.

Official Deadline: 12pm on April 1st, 2019. However, due to the short notice we are willing to accept late submissions before 12pm on April 4th, 2019.

Please follow the links provided below to gain access to the Request For Expressions of Interest (EOI) document; a walk-through video of the laneway; and a presentation on the history of the subject site.

Request For Expressions of Interest (EOI)
Laneway walk-through
History of the subject site (Farquhars Lane)

If there are any further inquiries please reach out to Eric Forhan at the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Business Improvement Area (BIA).
T: +1 416 410 9242
Address: 258 Adelaide Street East, Suite 403
Toronto, ON, M5A 1N1