Donor Recognition Installation: Ronald McDonald House ⚕️

The Ronald McDonald House nature-themed Donor Recognition Installation in Halifax is intended to honour the generosity of our donors by prominently displaying their names in a way that harmonizes with the natural surroundings of our new facility.

We envision an installation that incorporates stones or similar natural elements, upon which donors’ names will be engraved (approximately 250 in total). (more…)

Art Nest Call for Proposals 🪺

Showcase your large-scale artwork at the largest art fair in Canada. Art Nest invites emerging artists to exhibit installations and public art pieces at the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair.

TOAF is currently seeking proposals for installation, sculpture, new media and performance art for the 2024 season. Artwork should be site-specific, focusing on the outdoor setting and related weather conditions. (more…)

Third Watch Call for Submissions 🌒

Going into its second year, Third Watch is a celebration of digital video works, and new component of THIRD SHIFT programming. It will take place in Saint John, NB on Saturday, August 17, 2024.

Third Watch aims to highlight audio-visual content that is exploratory, challenging, and critical in nature. (more…)

THIRD SHIFT: Psyche Call for Submissions 🌗

THIRD SHIFT is an annual festival of public contemporary artworks that takes place in Saint John, New Brunswick. THIRD SHIFT 2023 will take place from August 16 – 18, 2024.

Established in 2015, THIRD SHIFT holds space for new experiences and communal exchange through the exhibition of temporary public art installations, performances, and screenings. (more…)

Hamilton Pipeline Trail Call for Public Art 🚧

The City of Hamilton and STEPS Public Art are currently undertaking a process to commission a permanent public artwork to be placed along the Pipeline Trail where the Trail intersects with Garside Avenue North.

Selected work(s) will be functional in nature, serving one or all of the following purposes; seating, shade and wayfinding. Citizen-identified themes for this project are water innovation and infrastructure. (more…)

City of Saint John: Call for Indigenous Artists for Commissioned Public Artwork 📣

The City of Saint John is seeking to commission public artwork from a professional artist or artist team of Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, or Passamaquoddy heritage to be placed within City Hall. This artwork builds on the city’s commitment to create awareness of indigenous cultures, peoples, and heritage.

Painting in bright colours of 7 figures in a canoe, a fish leaping over their heads, and a mirror image of the fish swimming beneath.

The budget for the creation, design, and installation of the piece is $20,000. The artwork can be pre-existing or created for the commission. A jury comprised of City Staff, members of the Saint John Community Arts Board, professional artists, and members of the Indigenous community will review the submissions and determine artist.

The selected artwork will be integrated into the first floors of City Hall. As the welcome space for visitors, residents, and guests to City Hall, this location allows for high visibility, impact, community connection, and aligns with the building’s natural flow and themes. The piece will be installed by April 1st, 2024.

The deadline for applications is Friday, December 15, 2023

Application details are here.

Artist Sought to Create Public art for Performing Arts Centre ⭐️

With site work set to begin soon on Fredericton’s new Performing Arts Centre, a nationwide search has also got underway to identify an artist to create a piece of public art for the lobby of the new facility.

The City of Fredericton, on behalf of the Fredericton Playhouse Inc., has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking professional artists working in the public art realm to create an original, site-specific public artwork for the new Performing Arts Centre.

Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm ADT on Monday, December 4, 2023. To find out more about the competition and submission process, interested artists can visit www.fredericton.ca/PublicArt.

National Call for Artists: Public Artwork for Airdrie Multi-Use Facility and Library 📚

The City of Airdrie and STEPS invite professional artists or artist teams based in Canada to submit expressions of interest and qualifications to create landmark public artworks to be placed within and adjacent to the forthcoming Airdrie Multi-Use Facility & Library.

The public artworks will be selected through an open, two-stage national competition, with a total budget of approximately $390,000 CAD. The project budget includes all costs directly associated with the artwork including; fees for design, fabrication, shipping, installation, engineering and professional services, insurance, permits, travel and other incidental and production expenses. Up to four (4) artists or artist teams will be shortlisted and paid $4000 CAD each to create detailed proposals. Community engagement will be a requirement for the selected artist/artist team.

Full details are here.