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Create Your Path
Artist Call for Create Your Path Street Art Project


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The City of Toronto invites artists to submit proposals to participate in StreetARToronto’s Create Your Path project. This Artist Call is Stage 1 of a Two Stage selection process.

“Create Your Path” is a street art project taking place along the West Toronto Railpath (WTR) in the west end of the City. The project will result in the creation of street art along the railpath in 5 key locations. Production of the art will roll out over the next two years, with community engagement and three installations completed by Fall 2017. This Call is specifically to request proposals for the Red Cross Building at 21 Randolph Avenue and the fence at Wallace Lofts at 371 Wallace Avenue.


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The West Toronto Railpath is a linear park and an important link that connects residents in the unique neighbourhoods of Bloor West, Junction Triangle, Roncesvalles, Dundas West and Parkdale, and beyond. This project offers an opportunity to capture and share the WTR’s unique identity and histories, reflect residents’ ideals, establish a sense of belonging and pride and create inclusive and attractive spaces.

As part of Create Your Path, a community engagement process, designed and facilitated by Crazy Dames, has been initiated to understand how community members currently experience the path, how they envision the trail and what types of imagery and themes they would like to see along it. The themes developed through this process form the basis of this art call and are included below.

Guiding Themes
Artists or artist teams are asked to submit a proposal that considers the following themes (which were developed collaboratively with community members):

HERITAGE • LAND • INTERCONNECTION

Collaborative practices
Artists are welcome to submit proposals that also consider community involvement and interactivity with, for example, community groups, students and artist collectives.

Proposed works can be painted, digital banners or other mediums. Feasibility of installation, operations (if applicable) and ongoing maintenance will be a consideration in the shortlisting process and Final Design call.

Proposals may list a specific site they wish to respond to, or also specify that they are open to the Selection Committee considering the most appropriate site.

Interested artists/artist teams are invited to submit:

  • Maximum 500-word project proposal (1 page)
  • Contact information
  • CV (2 pages maximum)
  • Short bio (including past experience working on similar projects) (Max 300 words per team member)
  • Documentation of up to 10 images of past work (jpeg format 72 dpi, dimensions of 1024 pixels on longest side (approx. 500 KB)

Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017, 11:59 PM

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by June 5th and will receive an honorarium ($1000) to develop a presentation, budget, material list and image concept to be presented to community members and the Create Your Path Selection Committee on July 11th. Please note that we only require the proposal in written form and documentation of past works at this stage in the process.

Artists, whose final designs are selected by the community and Selection Committee, will be informed by mid-July. Finished works are scheduled to be completed for October 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:
Artists located within the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Note: Selected candidates for the Red Cross building will be required to complete Working at Heights and Aerial Work Platform training and will be asked to provide their course completion plan at the shortlisting phase if selected.

View complete details for this art call here:
http://www.crazydames.com/create-your-path-call-for-submissions
www.toronto.ca/streetart


Inquiries
If you have any questions, please contact:
Carolyn Taylor, Project Lead StreetARToronto:
streetart@toronto.ca
416-392-4205
Crazy Dames:
thecrazydames@gmail.com