It's the New Year and what better time to jump-start your plan to get active artistically! Just do it! Find something that looks good and make your mark on the city.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SITE SPECIFIC PROPOSALS
STANTEC WINDOW GALLERY
deadline: January 15, 2018
Spring Equinox – March 20, 2018 to June 20, 2018
Summer Solstice – June 20, 2018 to September 22, 2018
Fall Equinox – September 22, 2018 to December 21, 2018
Winter Solstice – December 21, 2018 to March 20, 2019
Above dates include installation time. Applicants must be prepared to install for the spring equinox exhibition slot - March 20, 2016. Note that although preference of installation equinox/solstice may be expressed, upon selection, the Stantec Window Gallery Committee will make the final decision on installation date.
call for submissions:
The Stantec Window Gallery is located in Toronto's historic Garment District at the corner of Spadina Avenue and Wellington Street West, in the former home of the McGregor Sock Factory. In an effort to 'give back' to the community – economically, environmentally and culturally, a part of the Stantec office retrofit, the original retail entrance to the McGregor Sock Factory was reconceived as a contemporary art gallery to be open and experienced by all: pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, streetcar riders, and skateboarders, free of charge. Installations rotate on a quarterly basis, at solstice and equinox. Curated and sponsored by the office, artists are provided with subsidized funding to create their installation.
Work of any genre or discipline will be considered, but we are looking for site specificproposals that respond to the unique spatial and cultural condition of the gallery and to engage the streetscape.
Artists are asked to consider the varying site conditions and changes over 24 hours such as light conditions and glare, lighting requirements, and perspective from the street.
In addition, the following requirements are essential:
- Artist must be present for install and de-install
- Work can’t be adhered (attached to) the window wall
- Cutting on the gallery window surfaces is not permitted
- Artists are to provide a description of the materials to be used
- Submission must closely resemble the actual finished work
- No noise generating devices are permitted as part of the installation
- Any damage to the gallery as a result of the artwork or installation/de-installation of the artwork must be paid for by the artist
- Artist must reside in Canada (or does not require immigration/border crossing clearance assistance from Stantec)
Artists will receive a flat fee of $500 CAD. Artists are responsible for all costs associated with materials, installation and disassembling. Stantec will also cover the marketing cost of one Akimbo ad posting, as well as professional photography of the exhibit. Artists may request a hard copy of the photo, but no digital file will be provided.
Please provide one combined 8.5" x 11" pdf that includes in the following order:
- Cover - 1 page – concept image shown in the context of the window (view from the street)
- Proposal Description / Concept - 1 page – provide: name, phone number and e-mail, 250 word max. description of the exhibit (including title of the exhibit) for Akimbo Ad and on our website, and, if applicable, preference of installation date of winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice or autumn equinox.
- Sketches of the Proposed Work - as many (in addition to the cover image) required to convey the idea of the exhibit.
- Curriculum Vitae - provide a 2 page maximum CV
Please send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stantec Window Gallery
401 Wellington Street West, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M5V 1E7
Deadline: January 29, 2018
The City of Guelph invites artists and artist teams with established public art experience to submit their credentials, examples of prior experience and a preliminary vision for the development and execution of a site-specific, permanent, outdoor art installation as part of the Wilson Street Reconstruction project.
This is a two-stage competition. The first stage is a Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFPQ). Design concepts are not required at this time.
Following the Selection Committee’s review of the submitting artists’ qualifications, three artists will be short-listed and invited to develop their concept proposals and present them to the Selection Committee for consideration. An honorarium of $1500 will be awarded to short-listed artists.
Budget: $90,000 CAD
Eligibility Requirements: Open to professional artists and artist teams.
Deadline: Monday January 29, 2018
Installation: Spring 2019
For more information on how to apply, please visit www.guelph.ca/wilsonart
Jen Rafter, Cultural Program and Event Coordinator
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment, Public Services
City of Guelph
NUIT ROSE 2018
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Deadline: February 19 2018
NUIT ROSE is now accepting submissions from artists, performers, writers, curators, cultural organizations, and community businesses interested in presenting work and projects for the fifth edition of the festival, which will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018.
The DEADLINE for submissions is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018.
Apply online at: nuitrose.ca/submissions
ABOUT NUIT ROSE
Nuit Rose is a free annual festival of queer art and performance, showcasing provocative, contemporary work by local and international artists. Over the past four years, Nuit Rose has showcased over 250 projects, and has become an important platform for queer voices across artistic disciplines. Nuit Rose is a catalyst for community engagement, giving audiences opportunities to experience unique, transformational encounters with queer art across the city of Toronto.
Nuit Rose will mark its fifth anniversary in 2018, returning in epic fashion on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
2018 THEME: UNBOUND
The theme for Nuit Rose 2018 is Unbound. Artists are invited to creatively interpret, explore, and respond to this theme in their proposed projects. Examples could include:
- Projects that explore ways in which art can challenge existing conventions, norms, classifications, confines, and limitations
- Projects that celebrate freedom from limiting forces, including physical borders or oppressive systems
- Projects that show us ways to overcome boundaries and barriers
- Projects with expansive vision, or that incorporate concepts of infinity or oneness
ELIGIBLE WORKS/ PROJECTS
Applicants may submit work in any medium; two dimensional works, sculpture, installation, screen-based works, new media, performance, multi-media and site-specific works. Works and projects intended for either indoor or outdoor presentation are welcome.
We strongly encourage artists and organizations to apply who reflect diversity and intersectionality in sexuality, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, ability, and other dimensions of diversity.
Nuit Rose will take place in various Toronto venues and neighbourhoods, including in the Church-Wellesley Village and West Queen West. The festival’s curators will allocate selected works in our key partner venues. Applicants who have their own venue or location to present their project are also strongly encouraged to apply, and may be included in the festival as a Partner Project.
A jury of artists and curators will evaluate the proposals and make recommendations for selection of works to be included in the festival. The jury will evaluate proposals using the following criteria:
- Artistic merit
- Project viability and feasibility
- Capacity for the work to engage communities
- Capacity for the work to be interactive or relational
- Representation of diversity and intersectionality (sexuality, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, ability, and other dimensions of diversity)
- Representation of queer, 2-spirited or trans culture, history, theory or perspective
- Representation of local and/or global social and cultural issues (including critical issues in art-making)
- Alignment with the Nuit Rose 2018 theme: Unbound
Projects may be selected as Featured Projects, Independent Projects, or Partner Projects. Featured Projects will receive remuneration based on current Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC) rates, in addition to receiving exhibition or performance space in key venues. Those invited to participate as Independent Projects will be eligible for exhibition space and promotional support only. Partner Projects are those organized and presented independently (e.g. a curated exhibition by a gallery) and will receive promotional support as part of the festival. Nuit Rose strives to award feature project status to as many projects as possible, dependent on available funding resources. The jury may also use its discretion to award commissions to specific projects. The Nuit Rose Festival reserves the right to limit the total number of works accepted (per proposal).
Applicants will be notified of selection results by April 30, 2018.
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL ONLINE: nuitrose.ca/submissions
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2018
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
StreetARToronto Underpass Program – StART UP
Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018, 4:30pm
The City of Toronto invites artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in StreetARToronto's Underpass Program, StART UP.
StART UP will endeavor to provide opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the program mandate to encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our streets more inviting and safe, showcase artists and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business, artists, arts organizations and City staff. This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), part of the Public Realm Section of the City of Toronto's Transportation Services Division.
The goal of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to obtain a roster of artists who will be eligible to participate in StART UP projects.
This EOI for the 2018 StART UP Artist Roster is part of a comprehensive program to enhance and transform selected City underpasses with new and enhanced lighting, improved sidewalks and walking conditions, pigeon proofing, removal of weeds and the installation of mural or street art. This call pertains to the mural component of the program only. Qualified artists will be selected to be part of the StART UP Artist Roster, and the commission for each underpass mural will be awarded following a two-stage selection process outlined in the REOI (see link below). Artists are eligible to receive one StART UP commission every other calendar year.
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018 @ 4:30pm
Download the REOI application package:
For further information or general questions please contact email@example.com or visit StART’s website at www.toronto.ca/streetart