CALL FOR ARTISTS: Public Art Mural

The Port Credit BIA is pleased to partner with Mississauga Arts Council and announce a call for artists to participate in a Public Art Mural.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Public Art Mural

The Port Credit BIA is pleased to partner with Mississauga Arts Council and announce a call for artists to participate in a Public Art Mural.

Request for Proposals

5 artists will be selected for 5 unique panels to design Public Art Murals on Port Credit as an Urban Village. Vibrant abstract, contemporary murals that capture 5 different themes “Farmer’s Market, Musical Instruments, Canada Proud, Artist in Studio, Future in Abstract” will be created and printed on vinyl for installation.

Artist Eligibility

This is open to professional artist(s), Artist-led teams with a connection to Mississauga.

Project Description

To include elements of past, current and future events that take place in Port Credit, with a focus on events that are held in the Elmwood Parking lot space. The lot currently has a beautiful blank canvas located on the East Side of our village. We encourage using abstract, modern, fresh, contemporary, elements that bring the uniqueness of our Urban Village to life. A reference to Graffiti Alley in Toronto is to be considered when designing the concept.

Panel Designs: Please choose 1-2 design themes that resonate with you the most

  • Farmers Market
  • Musical Instruments
  • Canada Proud
  • Artist in Studio
  • Future in Abstract

*5th panel will have Port Credit and MAC sponsor logos bottom right panel *5th panel includes 204” w x 56.5” LCBO box sign please design around the parameter

Panel parameter for each artist includes 168” H x 199” W. | 218.50 sq. ft. Each commissioned artist will receive $2,500 + HST.

Proposal Deadline: April 29, 2021, at 5 PM EST


Art Location Description: 200 Lakeshore Rd. East. southwest facing. 1311 sq. ft. wall LCBO store, exclude external lights and LCBO store sign of 204” w x 56.5”

Project Timeline

Project Phase Date
Submissions Due for Call to Artist Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 5 PM EST
Artist(s) notified/ Art Service Agreement signed Week of May 03, 2021
Staff Liaison/ Artist Proposal Design Weeks of May 10- May 24th, 2021
Final Design Approval Monday, May 24, 2021, at 5 PM EST
Artwork Installation May 27, 2021
Artwork Completion Before June 4, 2021

*Scheduling subject can change and may be flexible based on Artist(s) availability.

1. Artwork Design Parameters

Design Dimensions: 168” H x 199” W

Before beginning your design, process or submitting your print-ready artwork please ensure that your file submissions comply with the requirements below.

Accepted file formats:

– RASTER IMAGES: .jpg, .png , .bmp, .tiff, .psd, photoshop .pdf

– VECTOR IMAGES: .pdf , .ai , .eps , preflighted InDesign files.

Colours: Must be Pantone (PMS) or CMYK.

Required Bleed: include 1” bleed.

Font: All fonts must be outlined, or the font file must be provided separately.

Images and Photos: All images/photos must be embedded in the artwork or provided as separate raster image file.

Raster Image Resolution: Resolution must be a minimum of 150 to 300 dpi at the required print size.

2. Artist Application Requirements

Statement of interest 200 words please include:

  • Your approach to public art and murals similar projects
  • Experience with collaborative art projects
  • What you would bring to the project
  • Sources of inspiration to the approach of the project

Resume or short biography

Visual support materials:

  • Up to three works past and present


  • Contact name, organization, telephone number, email address

Submissions must be sent by email to:

Subject: Artist Proposal (Port Credit BIA Public Art Mural Project)

Please do not exceed a file size of 20 MB

3. Additional Information

For additional information or questions please contact:, Natasha MacKinnon, Operations Manager Jacqueline Mak, Creative Strategist, Creative Director Susan Durnin, Administration Lead


Presented and Supported by Mississauga Arts Council & Port Credit BIA

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