Public Art Mural
The Port Credit BIA is pleased to partner with Mississauga Arts Council and announce a call for artists to participate in a Public Art Mural.
Request for Proposals
5 artists will be selected for 5 unique panels to design Public Art Murals on Port Credit as an Urban Village. Vibrant abstract, contemporary murals that capture 5 different themes “Farmer’s Market, Musical Instruments, Canada Proud, Artist in Studio, Future in Abstract” will be created and printed on vinyl for installation.
This is open to professional artist(s), Artist-led teams with a connection to Mississauga.
To include elements of past, current and future events that take place in Port Credit, with a focus on events that are held in the Elmwood Parking lot space. The lot currently has a beautiful blank canvas located on the East Side of our village. We encourage using abstract, modern, fresh, contemporary, elements that bring the uniqueness of our Urban Village to life. A reference to Graffiti Alley in Toronto is to be considered when designing the concept.
Panel Designs: Please choose 1-2 design themes that resonate with you the most
- Farmers Market
- Musical Instruments
- Canada Proud
- Artist in Studio
- Future in Abstract
*5th panel will have Port Credit and MAC sponsor logos bottom right panel *5th panel includes 204” w x 56.5” LCBO box sign please design around the parameter
Panel parameter for each artist includes 168” H x 199” W. | 218.50 sq. ft. Each commissioned artist will receive $2,500 + HST.
Proposal Deadline: April 29, 2021, at 5 PM EST
Art Location Description: 200 Lakeshore Rd. East. southwest facing. 1311 sq. ft. wall LCBO store, exclude external lights and LCBO store sign of 204” w x 56.5”
|Submissions Due for Call to Artist||Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 5 PM EST|
|Artist(s) notified/ Art Service Agreement signed||Week of May 03, 2021|
|Staff Liaison/ Artist Proposal Design||Weeks of May 10- May 24th, 2021|
|Final Design Approval||Monday, May 24, 2021, at 5 PM EST|
|Artwork Installation||May 27, 2021|
|Artwork Completion||Before June 4, 2021|
*Scheduling subject can change and may be flexible based on Artist(s) availability.
1. Artwork Design Parameters
Design Dimensions: 168” H x 199” W
Before beginning your design, process or submitting your print-ready artwork please ensure that your file submissions comply with the requirements below.
Accepted file formats:
– RASTER IMAGES: .jpg, .png , .bmp, .tiff, .psd, photoshop .pdf
– VECTOR IMAGES: .pdf , .ai , .eps , preflighted InDesign files.
Colours: Must be Pantone (PMS) or CMYK.
Required Bleed: include 1” bleed.
Font: All fonts must be outlined, or the font file must be provided separately.
Images and Photos: All images/photos must be embedded in the artwork or provided as separate raster image file.
Raster Image Resolution: Resolution must be a minimum of 150 to 300 dpi at the required print size.
2. Artist Application Requirements
Statement of interest 200 words please include:
- Your approach to public art and murals similar projects
- Experience with collaborative art projects
- What you would bring to the project
- Sources of inspiration to the approach of the project
Resume or short biography
Visual support materials:
- Up to three works past and present
- Contact name, organization, telephone number, email address
Submissions must be sent by email to:
Subject: Artist Proposal (Port Credit BIA Public Art Mural Project)
Please do not exceed a file size of 20 MB
3. Additional Information
For additional information or questions please contact:
email@example.com, Natasha MacKinnon, Operations Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org Jacqueline Mak, Creative Strategist, Creative Director
email@example.com Susan Durnin, Administration Lead
Presented and Supported by Mississauga Arts Council & Port Credit BIA