StreetARToronto Underpass Program – StART UP
Call to Artists for Expressions of Interest
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018, 4:30pm
The City of Toronto invites artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in StreetARToronto’s Underpass Program, StART UP.
StART UP will endeavor to provide opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the program mandate to encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our streets more inviting and safe, showcase artists and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business, artists, arts organizations and City staff. This project is being implemented by StreetARToronto (StART), part of the Public Realm Section of the City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division.
The goal of this Expression of Interest (EOI) is to obtain a roster of artists who will be eligible to participate in StART UP projects.
This EOI for the 2018 StART UP Artist Roster is part of a comprehensive program to enhance and transform selected City underpasses with new and enhanced lighting, improved sidewalks and walking conditions, pigeon proofing, removal of weeds and the installation of mural or street art. This call pertains to the mural component of the program only. Qualified artists will be selected to be part of the StART UP Artist Roster, and the commission for each underpass mural will be awarded following a two-stage selection process outlined in the REOI (see link below). Artists are eligible to receive one StART UP commission every other calendar year.
Application Deadline: January 29, 2018 @ 4:30pm
Download the REOI application package: