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Local Artist Program

Local Artist Program

The Local Artist Program is dedicated to telling local stories using local talent. Each year, the City of Burlington public art program commissions local artists to create small to medium-scale artworks throughout the city.   This can take a variety of forms including murals, small-scale sculptures and functional artwork such as bike racks and benches. These commissions are open exclusively to artists residing in Burlington, Ont. Free professional development opportunities are available to assist artists with the application process and project development.

2018 Program

Two mural commissions:
Lowville Park ($5,000 – design only)
Appleby Ice Centre ($12,500 – design and fabrication/installation)

Deadline: Friday, September 14, 2018
Click HERE to access the full application package

One-on-one Application Review Sessions
Artists planning to submit to the Local Artist Program may book a 30-minute session with the Public Art Manager to review a draft of their application package and get constructive feedback.

This session will be open to all artists who are actively preparing an application to the Burlington Mural Program. Attendance is voluntary and appointments must be booked in advance.

Tuesday August 21st, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Monday August 27th, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

To book an appointment please contact: Kim Selman, or 905-548-0111

Resources for Artists

Mural Workshop 

Information and resources from the 2015 and 2016 workshops:
Project Management and Budgeting (pdf)
Community Consultation (pdf)
Murals 101 presentation (pdf)
Mural Production Primer (pdf)

Online Resources
There are a wide variety of resources related to mural production, installation and conservation online.  We have complied a list of useful resources that may be helpful when preparing your application.  We’ll keep adding to this list as we come across new resources – so check back often!

Mural Organizations & Programs

Mural Production & Materials

Mural Conservation

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