Call for Expressions of Interest: Public Art Opportunity at 17150 Yonge Street, Newmarket

Date Posted
May 27, 2024
Opportunity with
York Region: Public Art Opportunity
Application Deadline
June 21, 2024 at 12:00 pm
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Public Art Opportunity

On behalf of The Regional Municipality of York, the Town of Newmarket is commissioning a permanent public artwork. The artwork for this site will be selected through an open, two-stage competition. In the first stage of competition, the Town invites professional artists/artist teams from the Greater Toronto Area to submit their Expression of Interest. The first stage will result in a shortlist of up to five (5) artists/artist teams who will be invited to develop concept proposals for the site.

York Region is a community rich in diversity, with 70 languages and dialects spoken locally. Nearly half of the Region’s residents were born in different corners of the globe, and now call York Region home. The Region strives to foster inclusiveness and a sense of belonging for all who live and work in its communities.

A welcoming community contributes to a life well lived: Shortlisted artists will be asked to develop a work that embodies the principles of diversity and inclusion, while being mindful of the proximity to Doane House Hospice, as they develop their artwork concepts. The goals for public art at this site are to embody these principles, create a prominent landmark and distinguish the region as its own distinct place.

Please note: Artists are NOT asked to make a proposal at this time.

Site Location

The final artwork will be located on the property of 17150 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket, at the intersection of Yonge Street and Eagle Street. Shortlisted artists will be asked to consider scale and visibility from vehicles and transit, with the goal of creating a prominent physical landmark along Yonge street, a main thoroughfare across the Region.

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