Two Public Art Opportunities, City of Burlington Public Art Program

Call for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Artists
Spencer Smith Park, City of Burlington

Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2022
Award: $2,000 per design (9 design commissions available)

The City of Burlington public art program invites First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists residing in Canada to propose artwork that will be installed as vinyl wraps on a series of nine large electrical boxes located in Spencer Smith Park (Burlington, Ontario).

This is a design only commission as the City of Burlington will be responsible for the fabrication and installation of the vinyl wraps. Artists may create a new artwork concept for this project or reformat an existing artwork. Artwork may be created digitally or can be a digital scans / photograph of visual art or craft (i.e. painting, photography, textiles, beadwork, pottery, etc.).

Project Background

The City of Burlington, with support of the Hamilton Halton Brant Tourism Relief Fund is creating an Indigenous Art Walk in Spencer Smith Park. This project seeks to celebrate and honour the work of First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. This project will link Spencer Smith Park with other key downtown arts and culture destinations including Joseph Brant Museum and the Art Gallery of Burlington. In addition to the vinyl wraps, the Art Walk will include an Indigenous-themed crosswalk and a public art sculpture by David General (to be installed at Joseph Brant Museum in the fall 2022).

Visit burlingtonpublicart.com to learn more and apply online


Request for Expressions of Interest
Mountainside Pool Mural, City of Burlington

Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2022
Award: $30,000

The City of Burlington seeks Expressions of Interest from professional artists or artist teams to create a mural for a large exterior wall as part of the Mountainside Pool Revitalization Project (Burlington, Ontario).

Artwork proposals are not required at this time. This is a two-stage competition. In Stage One, artists will submit their qualifications and an Expression of Interest Statement. In Stage Two, three artists will be short-listed to create a full design proposal. Shortlisted concepts will be displayed for public feedback and input. Shortlisted artists may be required to participate in a brief interview with project staff and the Steering Committee (via videoconference). Shortlisted artists will be given an honorarium of $1,500 to create their design proposals.

Visit burlingtonpublicart.com to learn more and apply online


Questions can be directed to:

Kim Selman
Public Art Manager
Burlington Public Art c/o Cobalt Connects
www.burlingtonpublicart.com
www.burlington.ca/publicart

Email: Kim@cobaltconnects.ca
Phone: 905-515-9334

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