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Calls for Artists

Call for Public Art and Placemaking Projects

Budget:      $2,000 – $10,000

Deadline:   July 15, 2022

The City of Burlington public art program invites artists, artist-led teams, community groups and organizations to submit their ideas to create art in public spaces celebrating Burlington’s diverse communities.  Proposals may include, but are not limited to murals, sound / light installations, artist designed seating, children/youth projects, temporary art projects, artist designed crosswalks, etc.  Projects that are interactive or participatory in nature are encouraged.  We are open to creative ideas that activate a community space!

Projects must be presented or installed within Burlington city limits between August and December 2022.  The projects may remain installed / displayed for a maximum of five (5) years (where appropriate).  Project locations must be approved by the City of Burlington and must take place on city-owned land or private property which is accessible to the public (where written permission has been given by the owner). 

The public art program will support successful applicants in the creation of the artwork by providing resources and staff support through the planning, installation and execution of the project.  This can include connections to artists and fabricators, assistance with permits and permissions as well as general project support.

Who Can Apply?

This opportunity is open to individual artists working in all mediums (emerging to established), artist teams, artist collectives, ad hoc groups, or arts and culture organizations, as well as partnerships and collaborations between arts and non-arts applicants. Applicants from equity seeking groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Important! Please download and read the full Call to Artists document as this contains important project information.  

Click HERE to download the Celebrating Diversity Call to Artists PDF.

Submit Your Application

You will need to create a free account to use our online application system.  Please do not hesitate to contact Kim Selman kim@cobaltconnects.ca or 905-515-9334 if you need help accessing the system.

Click HERE to submit an application to Celebrating Diversity through Public Art


Call for Local Writers & Visual Artists! Temporary Public Art Signs at The Beachway

Deadline: August 2, 2022

Award: $400, 20 commissions available
 
The City of Burlington public art program is presenting a series of temporary public art signs at The Beachway in conjunction with the Ontario Culture Days. Running from September 23 – October 16, 2022, Culture Days is 3 weeks of arts and culture experiences outdoors, indoors and online. This project will commission approximately 10 visual artists and 10 writers to create artwork that will be displayed on temporary signs along the multi-use path. This project provides trail users with a safe and accessible way to enjoy art and to learn more about the amazing creators in our community.

This call is open to Burlington-based artists and is open to all art forms that can be presented in a sign format. This includes, but is not limited to: visual art, graphic art, photography, poetry, short story, non-fiction, etc. Submissions may be from existing or newly created work.

Important! Please download and read the full Call to Artists document as this contains important project information.  

Click HERE to download The Beachway Temporary Public Art Signs Call for Artists PDF

Submit Your Application

You will need to create a free account to use our online application system.  Please do not hesitate to contact Kim Selman kim@cobaltconnects.ca or 905-515-9334 if you need help accessing the system.

Click HERE to submit an application to Temporary Public Art Signs at The Beachway Project

 

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