The North End Neighbourhood Signage Public Art Project was identified as part the North End Traffic Management Plan. The plan identified the development of neighbourhood-specific signage to emphasize the theme of the community and incorporate public art into the transportation system.
Currently there are six temporary neighbourhood welcome signs; this project aims to replace those signs with permanent artistic welcome signage.
The North End Traffic Management Plan was officially approved by Council in 2007, and was subsequently appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). In December, 2012 the OMB rendered a decision in favour of the Council approved plan. Since 2013, City staff have been working to implement the Plan. As part of the implementation, new neighbourhood signs will be designed through a public art process and then printed and installed by City staff.
Call for artists
The Call for Artists for this project will be open from Monday September 10 until Friday October 19 at 3 pm EST.
You will need to read these important documents before submitting your artwork:
- Overview - Call for Artists (PDF, 162 KB)
- Appendix A: Submission Form (PDF, 22 KB)
- Appendix B: Site Information (PDF, 705 KB)
- Appendix C: Materials, Methods and AODA (PDF, 18 KB)
- Appendix D: Artist Agreement Sample (PDF, 79 KB)
Following the closure of the Call to Artists, the art submissions will be presented to a three person jury, consisting of community members, who will then select three to six submissions to proceed to the next stage of the process. The next stage will involve the three to six selected art pieces being released for public comment for a period of three weeks. The jury will then select a successful artist based on both the adherence to the judging criteria and the public comments received. It is anticipated that the successful submission will be identified in late 2018. In spring 2019, the successful design will be printed and the signs will be installed at the identified locations.
Public commenting on selected submissions will be available in November 2018.
Megan Salvucci – Project Manager
Neighbourhood Traffic and Environmental Assessments
City of Hamilton
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4101
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