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Request for Expressions of Interest

Mountainside Pool Mural

Deadline: Friday September 16, 2022

Award: $30,000

The City of Burlington seeks Expressions of Interest from professional artists or artist teams to create a mural for a large exterior wall as part of the Mountainside Pool Revitalization Project (Burlington, Ontario).

Artwork proposals are not required at this time.  This is a two-stage competition.  In Stage One, artists will submit their qualifications and an Expression of Interest Statement.  In Stage Two, three artists will be short-listed to create a full design proposal.  Shortlisted concepts will be displayed for public feedback and input.  Shortlisted artists may be required to participate in a brief interview with project staff and the Steering Committee (via videoconference).  Shortlisted artists will be given an honorarium of $1,500 to create their design proposals.

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

Click HERE to read the Mountainside Mural Call for Artists document (pdf)

Applications must include the following:

1. Expression of Interest Statement: A brief statement outlining the applicant’s interest in the project and how they might approach the mural in response to the stated Project Goals. Please include a high-level description of your proposed design (i.e., your preliminary thoughts on the style and subject matter of the artwork) and outline how this concept connects to the Mountainside community. 500 words maximum

2. Biography: A short biography outlining the relevant interests, experiences and qualification of the artist(s). 250 words maximum

3. Curriculum Vitae (Artist Resume):outline recent qualifications and artistic activities. If applying as part of an artist team, please submit 1 C.V. on behalf of the collective. Three pages maximum

4. Artwork Samples: Submit up to eight (8) images of your past artwork which best illustrates a related body of artwork to the proposal

5. Image List: A numbered list that corresponds with the Artwork Samples. Please include details of title, date, materials, dimensions, locations, commissioning agent or client (if applicable), and budget.

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