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Calling all local artists!

Free Mural Workshop

June 12, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. 

The City of Burlington public art program is pleased to announce the return of the Burlington Mural Project! Following the successful installation of six murals by local artists in 2015, the 2016 program will see an additional two murals being added to the public art inventory.

To kick off the 2016 program, the public art program is hosting a free mural workshop in partnership with Mural Routes.  Building on last year’s learning, the workshop will offer two in-depth sessions on project management and community engagement.

Note to 2015 workshop participants – the 2016 workshop will present new content. Past participants are encouraged to attend to further their learning!

Workshop Details

Time:  12:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Halton Hive, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington

Session #1
Public Art Project Management & Budgeting
This session will focus on ways to find funding for mural projects, planning pricing, and managing budgets – from materials to artist fees.

Session #2
Public Engagement:  reflecting the community through public art

This session will address the importance of community consultation and engagement for mural art projects and explore creative techniques for engagement.

12:30 – 1:00    LUNCH; Kim Selman, Burlington Mural Project overview
1:00 – 2:15      Karin Eaton: public art project management and budgeting
2:15 – 2:30      BREAK
2:30 – 3:45      Susan Nagy: public engagement, reflecting the community through public art
3:45 – 4:00      Wrap up, Q&A

Please RSVP by Wednesday June 8th to reserve your spot: or call 905-548-0111.

About the Presenters

Karin Eaton, Executive Director, Mural Routes
Karin has been involved in arts management with a focus on community engagement for over 30 years.  In 1990 she initiated a public art mural program for Scarborough, which was incorporated in 1994 as Mural Routes.

Karin is recognized as a leader in the field of community mural production.  In addition to providing advice and consultation to many to artists, organizations and municipalities in Ontario, she has been invited to speak at four Global Mural Conferences, presented papers at the Getty Center, and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee for her contribution to the arts and service to Canada.

Susan Nagy, Executive Director, Lakeshore Arts
Susan is a graphic designer by training, a graduate of Sheridan College and has worked in the culture sector since 1981. Susan ensures that arts development is always on every agenda and that it is recognized as a catalyst to drive and foster the local economy.

She is a senior member of the LASO’s (Local Art Service Organization) within the City and sits on the Mimico BIA’s executive. In 2004, she was bestowed with the LAMP Award of Merit in recognition for her contributions to the community and 2009, 10 and 11 received a Certificate of Recognition as a community partner at the local high school, Lakeshore Collegiate. Susan was also the recipient of the 2012 Queen’s Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


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