This call invites concepts from street, mural and graffiti artists and artist collectives committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and inspiring positive change through who they are and the work they create. Project proposals should speak to historic and current social issues and movements within Black and Indigenous communities and equity deserving groups and the importance, benefits, and opportunities to build a better future through inclusion, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
The outcome of the StART “Just Us” Art Project is the transformation of a project wall into a vibrant and appealing reflection of justice for all. Murals and activations in aggregate will represent our efforts to highlight Black Lives, justice for Indigenous Communities and equity deserving groups.
Submissions will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
*Note that in all cases, project implementation is dependent on COVID-19 conditions and subject to the direction of the City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health.
The Final Artwork Must:
Designs must not contain:
Artists whose concepts are selected may be required to:
StreetARToronto (StART) is a suite of innovative programs specifically designed for streets and public spaces, and has been successful in working with artists to produce vibrant, meaningful, community engaged street mural and graffiti art. StART programs encourage active transportation (walking and cycling), make our streets more inviting and safe, showcase local artists, mentor emerging talent, and create opportunities for positive engagement among residents, business, artists, arts organizations and City staff. While based on themes relevant to local sites and neighborhoods, StART artworks and artists also reflect the City of Toronto motto: Diversity Our Strength and foster a greater sense of belonging among all. An initiative of the City of Toronto, Transportation Services Division, StART has become a leader in significant mural, street, and graffiti art installations since its inception in 2012.
Application Deadlines: Artists are welcome to apply to this art call throughout the 2023 year. Artists are encouraged to apply before August 15th, 2023.
For more information on this art call and to apply visit streetartoronto.ca/just-us and for additional questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.