Call for Artists – Mural Project 2022

Call for Artists: Public Art Project, large scale mural “Welcome to Lakeshore Village: A strong, fun and vibrant community”

Are you a visual artist or do you know one who is looking to make a mark in the public realm? 

With the support of the City of Toronto and BIA Office, Lakeshore Village BIA is looking for a mural artist for their 2022 public art project.

PROJECT DETAILS

The Lakeshore Village BIA Board will select an artist to plan and execute a mural at 2788 Lake Shore Blvd. West.  Submissions must take into consideration a budget of $7000 for covering the current aging mural, and planning and execution of the new mural including all equipment and supplies.

Theme: “Welcome to Lakeshore Village: A strong, fun and vibrant community” The BIA is looking to engage a local artist to produce a bright, colorful and abstract mural that shows the energy, resilience and spirit of the neighborhood.  Using colors of the lake, it should incorporate the surroundings while remaining interpretive.   It must also include the City of Toronto logo, the Lakeshore Village BIA logo, and “Welcome to Lakeshore Village”.

Eligibility: This is an open, Toronto-wide competition for a professional artist able to execute a large-scale outdoor wall mural and who have a connection to the neighbourhoods of Lakeshore Village and New Toronto.

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • June 1 – Submissions Open
  • June 20 11:59 pm Submissions Close
  • June 20 to July 1 – Jury selects artist
  • July 1 to 31st Artist Development Period and Approvals. Design is submitted to business owner, BIA Board and City of Toronto for approval)
  • August 1 to September 1 Mural Installation
  • September TBD Unveiling Event

SUBMISSIONS
Artists are requested to provide the following:

  • Statement of interest: 200 words that includes any information that may be relevant to your relationship to Lakeshore Village and New Toronto
  • Resume or short biography that includes any experience with art in the public realm or large-scale murals.
  • Visual support materials of 3 works past and present.

Submissions can be sent to Meghan Mesheau at lakeshorebia@gmail.com must be received by 11:59 pm EST, June 20, 2022. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

QUESTIONS?

Please contact BIA Coordinator Meghan Mesheau at lakeshorebia@gmail.com.

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