Metrolinx has issued a call for submissions for the first of a two-stage competitive process to identify artists to be considered for upcoming integrated public art opportunities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Professional artists who have a strong professional profile, peer recognition, a history of public exhibitions, and who are experienced in creating large, permanent, urban scale works for exterior and interior locations or who have successfully worked on collaborative projects are encouraged to apply.
The first opportunity is a 1.4km elevated guideway and green corridor in an urban setting that will increase community connectivity and create new public spaces including a multi-use trail. The total integrated art budget for this project is $4 million CAD all-inclusive, and will incorporate up to four artwork sites.
Integrated Art may take many forms, such as:
- Interior or exterior architectural station elements (including but not limited to special floor, ceiling, wall, architectural detail or lighting treatments);
- Works integrated into the design of sites, buildings and landscapes in publicly accessible and visible areas of a site (including walls, floors and ceilings);
- Works integrated into infrastructure elements and along rights-of-way (including bridges, retaining walls, noise walls, catenary structures/power poles, billboards, finishes/coverings for mechanical sheds, lighting, landscaping, new or existing screens);
- Video, film or new media works displayed on digital screens or projected on surfaces, including works commissioned or purchased to be installed in new or pre-existing screens.
Metrolinx is planning, building and operating to create connections across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, giving people the transportation options they need, now and in the future. Guided by its 25-year Regional Transportation Plan, Metrolinx is bringing real benefits to the region and its people.