The City of Toronto invites Aboriginal artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in StreetARToronto’s Bala Pedestrian Underpass Project. The goal of this project is to beautify and animate the underpass with a mural representative of the local, historical indigenous perspective. This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), part of the Public Realm Section of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division.
Launched in 2012, StreetARToronto (StART) is an innovative, public-private partnership designed to develop, support, promote and increase awareness of street art and its role in adding beauty and character to neighborhoods throughout the city. StART’s philosophy is based on the belief that when communities find their voices, address shared identities and nurture the talent of artists, we all benefit from a more welcoming visual landscape. StART is an integral part of the City’s Graffiti Management Plan. This project is part of the START Underpass Program, a comprehensive program to enhance and transform selected City underpasses with the installation of mural or street art.
The purpose of the EOI is to generate a list of artists or artist collaborations interested in this project. Based on relevant professional credentials and preliminary design concepts a short-list of applicants will be invited to respond to a Request for Proposal. At the final stage of the selection process, proposals will be reviewed and artists will be recommended for the project.
Application Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2015 by 4:30pm