The mission of the City of Burlington's Public Art Program is to enhance the quality of life in Burlington through the rich context of the arts. The program strives to bring artwork by both established and emerging artists to the city centre and the neighbourhoods throughout Burlington, Ontario. The Public Art Program provides cultural opportunity, guides the evolution of a vibrant artistic character for the City’s emerging public places, and ensures a visual legacy for all to enjoy.

About Community Public Art

Are you interested in creating a public art project in your neighbourhood? The City of Burlington public art program is committed to supporting community-led projects by providing public art advice and, where applicable, access to City-owned parks and facilities.

Important!  Please read the complete application package (click here) before proceeding with the online application.

What kinds of projects can be considered?

A wide variety of projects will be considered. The goal of this program is to support community and/or artist-led projects that happen in public space. Community public art projects can include, but are not limited to:

  • Murals (interior or exterior)
  • Two-dimensional works such as mosaics, surface treatments, etc.
  • Free-standing sculpture 
  • Temporary art installations 
  • Video and LED artworks (digital projections and lighting)
  • Artist-designed functional art (benches, bike racks, light standards or other streetscape amenities)

How do I apply?

If you would like to lead a community public art project, the first step is completing this application package (click here to download full document). A staff member will then contact you to outline the application review process and discuss next steps 

Participate in a Public Art Jury

Do you love art and your community?  Help make your mark on The City of Burlington’s public program by participating in a public art jury.  We are looking for local artists, creative professionals and residents to evaluate public art applications throughout the year.

No experience is necessary!  Each jury is made up of a mix of arts professionals and residents to represent a broad cross-section of the community.

Simply fill out a brief application form to be added to the jury roster by clicking the 'Submit' button.

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