The City received 202 submissions for Stage One of the Main Street Mural Project from applicants all over the world. Twelve applicants have been shortlisted and invited to apply for Stage Two. For this stage of the competition artists will be asked to develop a project proposal, budget and concept design and/or rendering for consideration. Shortlisted artists and web links are included below according to site locations.
The City of Guelph has received one-time funding from Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative to support and benefit rejuvenation, redevelopment, renovations and enhancements to revitalize main streets.
As directed by City Council, funding will be implemented through a competitive applications process to develop murals at various locations, specifically for the purpose of animating public spaces that support downtown tourism destinations.
This is Phase one of the funding implementation.
The following sites along Wilson Street have been identified as locations for public art murals. Please identify which site you are applying for in your Letter(s) of Intent.
Site A: Market side wall
- 12.4 feet by 5.8 feet = 71.92 square feet
- Completed remotely using aluminum composite panels. Installation done by third party and organized by City. Overseen by selected artist.
- Budget: $3,000
- Shortlisted artists:
Site C: Underpass wall – City Hall/Guelph Farmers’ Market side
Site D: Underpass wall – Parkade side
The anticipated schedule for selection of an artist/artist collective and completion of the project is outlined below. The City reserves the right to modify these dates as required.
|Request for Quualifications (RFQ) issued||December 10, 2018|
|RFQ submission deadline||February 1, 2019|
|Short-listed artists selected and invited to submit proposals for Stage Two||March 22, 2019|
|Stage Two deadline||May 03, 2019|
|Final selection||May 24, 2019|
|Design development/production/fabrication||Beginning June 2019|
|Unveiling event in conjunction with Culture Days celebrations||Friday September 27, 2019|