Call for Spirit of Sport public art submissions: $10,000 on the table - deadline September 8

theartsBy Staff

August 6, 2015


If you are of an artistic bent and you have something you would like to say about sports in Burlington there is a call for Expressions of Interest from artists for the creation of a series of permanent public artworks relating to the theme: ‘The Spirit of Sport.’

A series of three (3) small to medium-scale, exterior public artworks will be installed at three separate sports fields / facilities in the city of Burlington, Ont., Canada.

This competition is open to all Ontario-based, professional artists* and/or artist-led teams.

Click here to view the full Expression of Interest document (pdf)

You can submit your expression of interest on-line

Norton Park - mural

Burlington is currently spending on public art. This one is in the Alton community – there are to be three that are sports related installed and plans in place to put one mural in each ward.

Burlington has a long history of sports excellence, on both and amateur and professional

level. The city boasts a wide variety of sports facilities, parks, fields and other infrastructure
that provide community-wide access to sport and active living. These opportunities range
from children’s programming to training for high performance athletes.
Citizenship Court Judge Frank Hayden will preside on Canada Day

Frank Hayden has a rich sports history – he represents what sport can be in a community.

Burlington is also home to a number of notable sports figures including: Dr. Frank Hayden,founder of the International Special Olympics Movement; Melville Marks Robinson, founder of Commonwealth Games; Melanie Booth, Olympian-soccer; Angela Coughlan, Olympian-swimming and numerous professional and Olympic athletes and coaches.


A masterful freestyle swimmer, Coughlan was 16 when she won an Olympic bronze medal in Mexico in 1968 as part of Canada’s 4×100-metre relay team.

As such, sport is an important element of Burlington’s unique culture as it touches the lives of people young and old, of diverse cultures and geography.

Tuesday September 8, 2015
CAD (maximum, all inclusive)
For more information:
Kim Selman:  905-548-0111 |
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