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Brantford seeking artist for Community Peace Mural

Arts and EntertainmentBrantford seeking artist for Community Peace Mural

The City of Brantford has issued a call for artists and workshop facilitator for a collaborative Community Peace Mural that will be located on the wall to the right of the stairs ascending from the Market St. Parkade to Colborne St. E.

“The Community Peace Mural in Brantford will stand as a vibrant testament to the city’s rich history and its people’s unwavering commitment to unity and harmony,” said Vipandeep Jawanda, Brantford Immigration Partnership Network.

In the spirit of inclusivity, the theme for this mural project is “unity through our differences, celebrating the real human stories behind our increasingly diverse community.”

“Brantford is a great place to live, learn and above all to play. In the past few years, there has been a noticeable shift towards support of outdoor public art on a grander level. That’s why the Community Peace Mural project is important and needs to happen so that the community can be more engaged and build on its talents,” added Sharon Gashgarian, Brantford Immigration Partnership Network.

The selected artist/workshop facilitator will be responsible for developing and leading five public workshops in the spring and early summer for community members to participate in the design and creation of the final mural.The selected artist/workshop facilitator will be paid $7,000, in two installments.

Key Project Details

  • The total available surface area of the mural is 54.55 m2.
  • The 5 community workshops will be hosted between April – June 2024.
  • The completed mural will be unveiled in July 2024.

The idea for a community peace mural project is inspired by the Pieces for Peace project, a collaborative effort featuring local storytellers from diverse perspective and communities, supported by the City of Brantford, the Laurier Hub for Community Solutions, the Brantford Immigration Partnership, and other partners.

“In addition to contributing to a more vibrant and welcoming downtown, this mural will be an opportunity for community members to share their stories with a professional artist to inform the mural’s final design and creation. We strongly encourage submissions from local professional artists who are also experienced workshop facilitators,” said Laura Almeida, Admin and Project Coordinator for the City of Brantford.

How to Apply

Please visit Brantford.ca/PeaceMural to submit for this Call for Artist/Workshop Facilitator. We encourage submissions from artists who have professional experience in both completing outdoor murals and facilitating community workshops. The submission deadline is March 20, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

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