Lunar New Year

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022 to Tuesday, February 1, 2022
All Day Event
Daily Times Square, Brampton (33 Queen St W, Brampton, ON L6Y 1L9)

Lunar New Year Sculpture/Art Installation Guidelines

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the City of Brampton! For the upcoming Year of the Tiger, we are looking for 4 local sculptors and installation artists to create sculptures/art installations for Brampton’s very first Lunar New Year Art Square. The inaugural year will take root in Downtown Brampton’s Daily Times Square outside of City Hall.

Program Details

Date: January 25 - February 1, 2022
Location: Daily Times Square, Brampton (33 Queen St W, Brampton, ON L6Y 1L9)
Deadline: October 31, 2021
Notification of Approval: November 5, 2021
Fee Paid to 4 Participating Artist: $2500-$5000

What We Are Looking For

The Strategic Communications, Culture and Events Division is issuing a Call for Artist(s) to create unique and compelling sculptures and art installations for Lunar New Year 2022, Year of the Tiger. Projects are selected based on artistic merit, originality, and ability to integrate within the festival's scale, spirit and energy. The team is interested in showcasing local and regional talent in a variety of media. The goal of the program is to select artist/sculptor proposals that will enhance the overall event experience. The Committee invites artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines to propose works as part of next year's Lunar New Year event, taking place January 25 to February 1, 2022.

Criteria

The City of Brampton prioritizes the following when reviewing applications.

Demonstrates high quality artistic expression

Engages audience interaction through a shared cultural experience and/or photographable moments

Activations must consider public safety and visibility, and the piece must be able to be safely displayed or executed outdoors for 8 days with attendees present at all hours and weather conditions

Artists working collaboratively is permitted. (Collaborative implies that more than one artist has worked on the piece being submitted.) Please choose ONE artist's contact information for communication purposes

Demonstrates a strong connection to the City of Brampton and celebrates Canadian heritage & history as well East Asian culture.

Artists will be invited to share only content that is suitable and relevant for presentation to a public audience that is accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. Where work may be publicly displayed, content warnings will be made available should it be deemed necessary.

Committee Composition

The evaluation committee will be comprised of subject matter experts, the City of Brampton Cultural Events team, members of the Arts, Culture & Creative Industry Development Agency, and a member of the Brampton Chinese Business Association.

Fees & Resources

Each project selected will be allocated an artist’s fee of $2,500.00 in line with standardized recommended industry rates. Additional budget for materials and production will be considered as part of the proposal to a maximum of $5,000.00 grand total.

The allocated space for each sculpture/activation is 10 feet wide, 6 feet deep and 7 feet high. Access to power is available should it be incorporated with the piece (1 Standard 15-amp Outlet).

The City of Brampton has a strong communications strategy for the promotion of the event, including highlighting participating artists and arts organizations leading up to and during the event. The City of Brampton will produce posters, and include programming details both in printed materials and on the City of Brampton website.

Successful applicants will own the piece following the event. In future editions of the Lunar New Year Art Square, a return fee will be granted to the applicant to return with the piece based on invitation (fee to be determined).

Successful applicants must also document progress of the piece through photos (and video if desired) as part of programming for the event as a whole. During production of the piece, the applicants are also invited to take part in a short video detailing inspiration, processes and any details that they would like to share with the public.

Priority will be given to applicants that can demonstrate a connection to the communities we are celebrating, and lived experience as a member to one (or more) of the following groups or intersecting marginalized identities: (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, 2SLGBTQ+, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers and Persons Living with Mental Illness).

Submission Package Requirements

Contact Information / Website

Artist CV or statement of training or experience and brief artist biography (2 pages maximum)

Artist's statement - conceptual statement of the work (250 Words)

Practical explanation of the work (i.e.: Description of proposed project, scale, materials, methods, specify in detail any additional setup required by the City to execute your activity).

Estimated Budget – Project Material and Production Costs (i.e.: materials, equipment, etc.)

Photos/Renderings/Sketches of Proposed Work, if applicable – 3-5 images

Support Images – 3-5 images of previous work relevant to the proposed project. (YouTube links where appropriate to the proposal, as in the case of performances)

The Programming team is open to creatively diverse work that has visual impact and/or audience engagement and responds to the theme and atmosphere of the Lunar New Year Art Square. Artists and their work will be identified and publicized as official Lunar New Year Art Square curatorial selections/programming partners during the event, on the City of Brampton website, social media and in select media releases. Artists will be required to sign a service contract with the City of Brampton.

For any accessibility accommodations, requests or ideas regarding this opportunity, or any questions around the process or the project, please email miguel.demedeiros@brampton.ca.​ Application form can be found here.​

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​Contact​

Festival and Events Office
2 Wellington St W, Brampton​
905.874.2000

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