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The City of Hamilton is currently undertaking a public art process to commission a permanent public art work(s) to be located within Century Street Parkette (bordered by Wentworth St N, Wilson St N, and Century St.)
Call for Artists
The City of Hamilton is seeking Artists and Artist-Led Teams to submit proposals for a permanent Public Art work(s) to be sited in Century Street Parkette at the Corner of Wentworth, Century and Wilson Streets.
Artists will be selected by a citizen Jury through a two-stage process involving a concept and design proposal, followed by public consultation on selected Artists’ detailed proposals.
$120,000. Short-listed Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $1200 honorarium.
Submission Deadline January 28, 2021 at 3 pm (EDT)
Artist Information Meeting
Date December 10, 2020, 7 PM
Location Video Conference
Artists are invited to view a presentation on the adjudication process and submission requirements and ask questions. Meeting is optional.
RSVP Email [email protected] on or before December 9, 2020 for virtual meeting details.
Century Street Parkette Public Art Project Call for Artists (PDF, 442 KB)
Century Street Parkette Public Art Project Call for Artists Appendix A – Sample Submission Form (PDF, 120 KB)
Century Street Parkette Public Art Project Call for Artists Appendix B – Site Information and Historical Context (PDF, 1.4 MB)
Century Street Parkette Public Art Project Call for Artists Appendix C – Materials and Methods (PDF, 12 KB)
Century Street Parkette Public Art Project Call for Artists Appendix D – Sample Artist Agreement (PDF, 48 KB)
Century Street Parkette Public Art Project Call for Artists Addenda 1 (PDF, 126 KB)
Focus Group Report
A series of virtual focus group discussions were held with community stakeholders, artists and subject matter experts through the months of May and June, 2020. While the focus group discussion is typically conducted as one group meeting held in person, separate discussions took place for this focus group due to physical distancing requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic. The focus group developed the Project Goal and themes that artists will be asked to address in Public Art submissions to this competition.
For an outline of the results of the Focus Group meeting, please review the Focus Group Report (link below)
Please e-mail Meredith Plant at [email protected] should you have any questions, comments or points of clarification.
Comments related to the Focus Group Report must be received on or before Friday July 17th, 2020
Century Street Parkette Public Art Focus Group Report (PDF, 121 KB)
Meredith Plant - Sr Landscape Architect
Tourism & Culture Division, City of Hamilton
Lister Block, 28 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 1219
Email: [email protected]
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