City of Hamilton, Public Art Project: Call for Artists
KING WILLIAM STREET BEACON AND GATE PUBLIC ART PROJECT CALL FOR ARTISTS The City of Hamilton is seeking Artists...

KING WILLIAM STREET BEACON AND GATE PUBLIC ART PROJECT

CALL FOR ARTISTS

The City of Hamilton is seeking Artists and Artist-led teams to submit proposals for a permanent public art work at the corner of King William Street and James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The work will replace an existing light standard, may be illuminated and shall incorporate a gate feature that can temporarily close the street to vehicular traffic for special events.

Artists will be selected by a volunteer citizen Jury through a two-stage process. Stage 1 will involve a concept and design proposal. Artists selected for Stage 2 will be given the opportunity to consult with engineering and electrical consultants engaged by the City of Hamilton to assist them in developing a detailed proposal for public consultation and final adjudication.

Award: $115,000
Shortlisted Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $2,500 honorarium.

Submission Deadline: Thursday February 27th, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST

Artist Information Meeting:
Monday January 27th, 2020 at 5:30 PM EST
Tourism Hamilton’s Visitor Centre
28 James Street North (at King William), Hamilton, ON

Artists are invited to view a presentation on the adjudication process, submission requirements and ask questions. This is not a mandatory meeting.

For more information and to make a submission please see:
www.hamilton.ca/KingWilliamPublicArt

Questions? Contact:
Zahra Awang, Art in Public Places Project Specialist
Tourism & Culture Division, City of Hamilton
Lister Block, 28 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1
T: 905-546-2424 Ext. 7877
E: zahra.awang@hamilton.ca

Photo Credit: Jeremy Perkins