Locke Street Marker Public Art Project

Locke Street ImagesThe City of Hamilton is undertaking a process to commission a permanent Public Art work(s) to be sited on Locke Street at the SW Corner of Jackson Street in Hamilton.

Call For Artists

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.

Award $70,000 Short-listed Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $700 honorarium.
Submission Deadline Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 3 pm

Artist Information Meeting
Thursday December 9, 2021, 7 pm Via Video Conference
Artists are invited to view a presentation on the adjudication process and submission requirements. This is not a mandatory meeting.
Please RSVP to [email protected] before December 8, 2021 for virtual meeting details. 

For more information and to make a submission download the Call for Artists documents
Call for Artists Locke Street Marker (PDF, 912 KB)
Call for Artists Locke Street Maker Addenda 1 (PDF, 190 KB)
Call for Artists Locke Street Marker Appendix A Sample Submission Form (PDF, 144 KB)
Call for Artists Locke Street Marker Appendix B Site and Context (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Call for Artists Locke Street Marker Appendix C Materials and Methods (PDF, 92 KB)
Call for Artists Locke Street Marker Appendix D Artist Agreement (PDF, 160 KB)

Submit your propsal

Focus Group Report

A virtual focus group discussion was held with community stakeholders, artists and subject matter experts on July 12, 2021. The focus group developed the Project Goal that artists will be asked to address in Public Art submissions to this competition. Please review the  Locke Street Marker Public Art Focus Group Report (PDF, 850 KB). 

Contact Us

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]