Call for Installation Artists : Pride Toronto is looking for installation artists for expression of interest (EOI) for Pride 2022.

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The deadline has been extended! 
Submissions are now due by March 6th, 2022. 
Pride Toronto is looking to work with a minimum of four (4) installation artists to create visual programming during the 2022 Pride Festival.

 


 

Project Details

Pride Toronto is looking to secure installation artists to build on our Visual Art programming throughout the month of June bringing accessible and safe Pride programming to community members. The installations will be placed at high traffic spaces to increase visibility. The final locations of the work will be decided once the artists have been selected.

The pillars of Pride Toronto’s 2022 Festival are anti-racism and environmental sustainability. Please indicate how your proposal engages with these themes or utilizes them in the development of the artwork. This is not a requirement, but proposals that do connect with these tenets will be prioritized.

We encourage artists of all visual disciplines to apply. This includes but is not limited to painting, sculpture, collage, illustration, digital art, digital collage, photography, video art, installation art, projection and performance art. If you are a visual artist and wish to work with Pride Toronto, but do not feel their form is applicable to this project please contact the Art & Culture Coordinator, Jamie Nicholson at [email protected] as there may be further opportunities.

Project Details
Pride Toronto is looking to secure installation artists to build on our Visual Art programming throughout the month of June bringing accessible and safe Pride programming to community members. The installations will be placed at high traffic spaces to increase visibility. The final locations of the work will be decided once the artists have been selected. 

The pillars of Pride Toronto’s 2022 Festival are anti-racism and environmental sustainability. Please indicate how your proposal engages with these themes or utilizes them in the development of the artwork. This is not a requirement, but proposals that do connect with these tenets will be prioritized.

We encourage artists of all visual disciplines to apply. This includes but is not limited to painting, sculpture, collage, illustration, digital art, digital collage, photography, video art, installation art, projection and performance art. If you are a visual artist and wish to work with Pride Toronto, but do not feel their form is applicable to this project please contact the Art & Culture Coordinator, Jamie Nicholson at [email protected] as there may be further opportunities.

Selected Artist Asset Requirements

  1. Installations can be made for indoor or outdoor spaces. Outdoor installations will be prioritized.
  2. Installations should generally be no larger than 10 feet by 10 feet and 6 feet high. Smaller scale and easy to install work will be prioritized. 
  3. Installations are temporary and will be displayed from June 1-June 30, 2022. If outdoor, pieces need to be weather resistant and able to last the full month. 
  4. work should align with Pride Toronto’s mission, vision and values and be reflective and directed to the 2SLGBTQ+ communities. 

Budget

  1. The physical installation can cost up to $4,000 + HST. The budget will need to include all labor, materials, artist fees, transportation, installation and takedown costs.
  2. Pride Toronto will be responsible for securing the venue for the installation and all costs associated. Venue locations will be at the discretion of Pride Toronto, however, consultation with selected artists will take place prior to confirming the venue.
  3. To maximize Pride programming, lower cost submissions will be prioritized.

Submission Period – February 10, 2022 – February 28, 2022

Pride Toronto will select a minimum of four (4) artists from applicants who will each be asked to develop a mockup of the installation and an outline of all required infrastructure needed to complete the work.

Submission requirements are outlined below.

Project Development – March 11, 2022 – May 23, 2022

Once artists have been informed of approval, a final budget will be required by March 18, 2022. The selected artists will each receive 75% up front for project development and the remaining 25% upon completion of the exhibition and removal of the work by July 4, 2022.

Project Installation – May 23, 2022 – May 31, 2022

Installation dates will be shared with selected artists once confirmed. Installation will take place from May 23 – May 31, 2022. Venue costs will be covered by Pride Toronto. 

The installation must be completed by June 1, 2021 and will be on display until June 30, 2022. The installation will then need to be removed by July 4, 2022, and as our sustainability measures we will prioritize submissions with a plan for placement following the festival.

Additionally, selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in additional self-promotion opportunities with Pride Toronto’s media partners. Pride Toronto will take photos of the installations which will be provided to the selected artists and shared on our website and social media channels during the festival month.

 


 

Project Timeline

Date Details
February 10, 2022 Call released
February 28, 2022 Call submissions due
March 11, 2022 Selected artists notified
March 11- May 23, 2022 Artwork development period
May 23- May 31, 2022 Installations brought onsite and installed
June 1, 2022 Unveiling, photographs will be taken by Pride for promotion
June 30 – July 4, 2022 Installation takedown

Submissions

Artists are invited to respond to this by registering using the following Zone form which includes:

  1. Artistic Statement – 1-page maximum; Outline your artistic experience, approach, and interest in this project, highlighting your community connection and intersectionality.
    Pride Toronto is committed to the principles of employment equity. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome; in particular, applications are encouraged from racialized people, Indigenous people, disabled people, queer and trans people, women, youth, and seniors. If you are comfortable, please self disclose your community connection and intersectionality as part of your application.
  2. Artistic Support Material – Maximum of 5 pieces of work, for each provide a title, image number and any relevant information.
  3. Website and Social Media Links (If available)
  4. Brief overview of the piece to be developed explaining how it is directed to or reflective of Pride Toronto’s mission, vision, and values and the 2SLGBTQ+ communities we serve. Please include details on how it connects to our 2022 themes of anti-racism and environmental sustainability.
  5. Installation requirements necessary to complete the work including dimensions, power requirements, and if this is an indoor or outdoor exhibition. A mockup may also be submitted, but is not required at this stage.
  6. Budget – please include the total budget being requested to a maximum of $4,000 + HST. This does not need to be a full line budget, but please break down the costs into categories.

Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST, February 28, 2022. Late Submissions will not be accepted.

Submit your proposals using this form.

If your artistic practice does not apply to this call-out and submission form please fill out this general artist application in order to be included in other possible opportunities for 2022 and beyond.

Questions? Please feel free to reach out to the Art & Culture Coordinator, Jamie Nicholson at [email protected] and they will be happy to respond. We look forward to hearing from you!

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