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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 read the full Call for Artists document before submitting your application.   Click HERE to download the Temporary Public Art Signs Call for Artists document (PDF)

Please submit the following:

1. Artwork Statement: Please provide a brief statement (maximum 150 words) outlining your artwork concept. Please describe how your proposal is connected to the reemergence theme.

2. Artwork or Writing Submission:

· Visual Art Submissions: Please submit a preliminary artwork sketch of your concept. This can be a rough sketch / work in progress rather than a completed piece. If you are proposing to use an existing, completed artwork please submit this as your “sketch” (can include visual art, photography, audio files, written work, etc.)


· Writing Submission: Submissions must be a maximum of 250 words. Submissions may be from existing or newly created work. It may be a stand-alone piece such as a poem or short story or an excerpt from a larger piece.

3. Artist Biography: Please provide a short (maximum 50 words) artist biography written in the third person. If your proposal is selected, this biography will be included on your sign.

Questions? We’re Here to Help!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need help with the application process: Kim Selman, 905-515-9334, kim@cobaltconnects.ca

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