Call for Artists – Muralists for Arts and Culture Festival Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Autumn 2024)
Call for Artists: MuralistsProject Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON Project Installation: Between September 14-22, 2024 (artists must be...

Call for Artists: MuralistsProject Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Project Installation: Between September 14-22, 2024 (artists must be present in Sault Ste. Marie September 20 – 21, 2024)Artist(s) Fees: $6,000 (includes HST)Proposal Deadline: May 24, 2024 at 4:30pm Project DescriptionThis call for mural artists is to assist in the creation of permanent public art as part of a city-wide arts and culture festival that showcases and celebrates artists and the diverse community within Sault Ste. Marie. Specifically, this public art project will assist in the forging and facilitation of relationships, placemaking, and reflections of identity that will speak to the unique character, culture, or heritage of the city. Artist(s) DutiesParticipation in community consultation activities, attending scheduled meetings, creation of mural designs, revisions, delivery of final digital files, media interviews, and photo or promotional opportunities during festival dates in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Artist Eligibility Requirements

Please note that while all artist applications will be considered, artists from or currently residing within the region will be prioritized Open to established artist(s) or artist teams Individuals from diverse equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to visible minority groups, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ are welcomed and encouraged to applyIndividuals who apply must be 18 years of age or older to be considered

Project Process:

Stage 1: Call for ArtistsSubmission processComplete the Application form provided here.Applications can be emailed with the subject line: Call for Artists – Community Art Project 2024 to Aliesha Moore at by May 24, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.The application email should include the following:An artist’s CV or resume;Three (3) samples (pdf, jpg, png files accepted) of work demonstrating previous experience working on large-scale murals Completed Application FormStage 2 – Selection Process The Community Arts Project Working Group consisting of partner representatives from the City of Sault Ste. Marie, The Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association, and respective property stakeholders will review the submitted applications and supporting materials. Stage 3 – Production & DeliverablesUpon selection, a representative from the Community Arts Project Working Group will liaise between Artists and property stakeholders to connect and assist in the discussion and development of mural concepts and artwork.

Artists will be required to complete and submit a final design after consulting with property stakeholders. Artists may be required to revise and deliver requested changes by the property stakeholders. The production and installation of the artwork will be the responsibility of the artist. Working Group Partners will assist in the acquisition and coordination of materials and resources associated with the mural installation. Artists will not be responsible for the costs or purchase of materials (paint, bottles, buckets, brushes, etc.), rentals and property location preparation, unless otherwise determined by the artist and Working Group.

Anticipated Schedule/ Project Timeline:ActivityDateCall for artists closesMay 24, 2024Working group review of artist applicationsLate May – Early JuneWorking group review of locationsLate May – Early JuneArtists contacted for interview (virtual or in person)Mid JuneArtists selected with property partnerMid JuneSelected artists notifiedLate JuneSelected artists introduced to property partnerLate June – Early JuneConcepts developed July-August 2024Concepts revised and confirmedAugust 2024Materials for mural installation confirmedMid AugustCreation of muralSeptember 14 – 22, 2024Festival datesSeptember 20 – 21, 2024Additional Information:If you have questions about this Call for Artists, please contact Aliesha Moore by email at Please allow for 1-2 business days for a response.

We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If assistance is required while submitting an application, please email or call 705-989-8240.