Call for Submissions - Indoor-Outdoor: A Public Art for Public Facilities Project 

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Peterborough, ON-The City of Peterborough Public Art Program invites artists to submit two-dimensional artworks to be considered for public art installations at municipal facilities across the city. This opportunity is open to professional artists and cultural practitioners living in the City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, Hiawatha First Nation, or Curve Lake First Nation.                 

Indoor-Outdoor is a two-stage public art project that will integrate artwork created by local artists into City parks, recreation facilities, and City Hall. Stage one (Indoor) will be completed in early 2023. Stage two (Outdoor) will be completed later in the year.  

This call seeks original new, recent, or past works for indoor facilities. A selection committee will discuss each application and select four artworks considering artistic merit, relevance, and feasibility. The commission value for each artwork is $4,500.  

Selected artworks will be installed and displayed for a year to eighteen-month term at either City Hall, Kinsmen Civic Centre, Healthy Planet Arena, or the Sport and Wellness Centre. The artworks will rotate between sites at the end of each term. The intention is to enrich these spaces and people’s exposure to art by bringing art to places where people frequent. 

The Indoor artworks will be mounted in the main foyers of each facility and are among the first things visitors will see upon entering. Artworks envisioned for each space will help create an inviting atmosphere where visitors will feel comfortable gathering, playing or exercising. Beyond this, artworks should speak to the spirit of sport and consider the inherent relationship between beauty and skill.  

The call for submissions for Indoor-Outdoor, including more information about the project parameters are on the City’s Public Art web page at peterborough.ca/publicart.  

Submissions are due on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 4 p.m. All submissions must be completed online. 

Indoor-Outdoor is being administered through the City of Peterborough Public Art Program, in accordance with a resolution of Council in November 2021 on the funding of public art.