City of Burlington Seeks 12 Local Artists

Burlington, Ont.— June 8, 2020— The public art program is continuing its annual Local Artist Program this year. The program commissions local artists to create a variety of small to medium scale artworks throughout the community. The City is inviting local artists to submit their design ideas that will be installed on traffic control signal boxes throughout the city later this year.

“Art plays a powerful role in bringing people together to share common experiences and explore new ideas. Now, more than ever, artists share hope and inspiration in a time of crisis. We are pleased to bring this popular program back again this year and we encourage local artists to apply. — Angela Paparizo, Manager of Arts and Culture, City of Burlington

Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that focuses on inspiring and uplifting the community during these challenging times. This artwork will form an urban art gallery that can be experienced by residents while still practicing appropriate social distancing.

Artists wishing to apply to this project can get help to prepare their application and learn how to transfer their artwork/designs into a digital format. These educational opportunities will be offered via videoconference and email to make sure appropriate social distancing is practiced.

For deadlines and more information on how to get application help and/or apply, please visit


July 6 to Aug. 10Application assistance available upon request
Aug. 21Application deadline
By Sept. 4Successful artists selected; enter into a contract with the City of Burlington
Sept. 8 to Oct. 6Project development: Artists work with Public Art staff to refine designs, finalize artwork concept and create digital artwork file
October through NovemberInstallation and online project launch (date TBD)

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