City seeks local artists - Celebrating Diversity through Public Art

By Staff

May 31st, 2022



Burlington is inviting artists, artist-led teams and community groups to submit their ideas to create art in Burlington public spaces celebrating Burlington’s diverse communities.

A total of $29,000 is available for up to eight projects, depending on the proposals submitted.

Public art attached to the bridge on Regal Road.

Proposals may include, but are not limited to murals, sound / light installations, artist designed seating, children/youth projects, temporary art projects, or artist designed crosswalks. Interactive projects are encouraged.

The public art program will support successful applicants by providing resources and staff support through the planning, installation and execution of the project. This can include connections to artists and fabricators, assistance with permits and permissions as well as general project support where applicable.

Information Session
Applicants are invited to an optional information session to learn more about this public art opportunity and the application process.

Publicly funded art on an electric utility box at Port Nelson Park – a location that was once a major port for what was then the Township of Nelson

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Online – Please RSVP to before June 15, 2022 for virtual meeting details.

Who Can Apply?
This opportunity is open to individual artists, artist teams, artist collectives, ad hoc groups, or arts and culture organizations, as well as partnerships and collaborations between arts and non-arts applicants. Applicants from equity-seeking groups are especially encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 15, 2022.

For deadlines and more information on how to get application help and/or apply, please visit

Deadline Activity

June 16 Voluntary online information session

July 15 Application deadline

By July 31 Successful artists selected; enter into a contract with the City of Burlington.

August Project development: Artists work with Public Art staff to develop and approve Detailed Project Proposal

September – December Project execution (TBD – based on individual project requirements)

Councillor Sharman speaking to Angela  Paparizo.

By diverse backgrounds the city includes: seniors, youth, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour), LGBTQ2S+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, TwoSpirit) and those with disabilities.

Angela Paparizo, Manager of Arts and Culture tells the arts community: “We want your creative ideas to activate a community space and will provide project support to make it happen!

Please join us for more information on June 16 and be sure to submit your ideas by July 15. We look forward to hearing from interested artists, whether you are an emerging or established artist.”

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