Artist wanted for Market Mornings program

City initiative features hands-on, art-making opportunities

Guelph, Ont., June 8, 2018 – The City of Guelph invites local artists to submit proposals by June 29 for this summer’s Market Mornings program.

Market Mornings features artist-led opportunities for the community to get creative at Guelph Farmers’ Market during the month of August. Interested artists will create an art program that collaborates with the community, brightens public spaces, creates appreciation for contemporary art and considers sustainability— including the reuse of materials.

This year artists are asked to explore the four key questions of the City of Guelph’s Community Plan:

  1. How would you want this community to change, evolve and grow over the next 10 years?
  2. What are Guelph’s greatest strengths?
  3. What are the biggest obstacles or challenges in the way of your vision for Guelph?
  4. What are your favourite things about Guelph, and which ones would you like to see more of?

“We want this year’s artist to explore what Guelph’s future will look like,” says Stacey Dunnigan, the City’s manager of culture and tourism. “The project should take our economic, cultural, educational, environmental and social hopes into consideration while celebrating creativity, imagination and community spirit.”

Artists or artist teams working in any medium or discipline are eligible to apply. They should have proven experience engaging the public and working collaboratively with community members or other artists. They must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, and be 18 years of age or older. Applications are due by Friday, June 29, 2018. Artists can learn what’s required and apply online at guelph.ca/marketmornings.

About the City of Guelph Community Plan

Guelph is set to grow from 130,000 people to 170,000 people in 2030. The City is working with the community to build Guelph’s Community Plan to understand your vision for our future. It will reflect the hopes and priorities of people in our community and guide the work of our local government and community organizations.

Media contact

Stacey Dunnigan, Manager of Culture and Tourism
Culture, Tourism and Community Investment
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2533
stacey.dunnigan@guelph.ca