ArtworxTO: Toronto's Year of Public Art 2021–2022 - Request for Proposals for a Public Artwork is On!

MASSIVart is working with the City of Toronto and the Government of Quebec on ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art for Tomorrow, a three-day virtual event that will focus on the future of public art in cities, taking place on November 22-23-24.

The event will be part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021–2022, a year-long celebration of Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the devoted creative community behind it.

As the symposium’s programming team, MASSIVart is honoured to have the opportunity to bring this free extensive and accessible program to life. As our team creates the programming for this innovative experience, the schedules and registration details will be announced on November 1st.

We encourage all talented artists from Toronto and the province of Quebec to participate in the call for artists organized for the occasion. The awarded artwork will be selected by way of peoples’ choice; participants attending the ArtworxTO Symposium: Public Art for Tomorrow will be able to vote for their favourite option.


Call for Temporary Public Artwork

Deadline October 18, 2021

The City of Toronto invites professional artists (including teams) who have ties to both Toronto and Quebec to submit proposals for an outdoor, temporary three-dimensional sculptural public artwork on the theme of “public art of tomorrow.”

The City of Toronto’s new Public Art Strategy seeks to redefine public art. The pandemic has changed the ways in which we interact and experience society, such as public art. As urban areas begin to rebuild and reopen, the public now has the opportunity to reimagine how to move through and rediscover the communities throughout their city. The artwork submissions will depict and predict the future of public art.

The selected artwork will simultaneously celebrate the devoted relationship between the City of Toronto and the Gouvernement du Quebec, including the close collaborations between Toronto and artistic cities like Montreal and Quebec City.

Maximum budget of $75,000. View the full application package here.

Art installation: 1000 Visages, 2021 (Alejandro Figueroa de +AMOR)