This is an open, Hamilton-wide call for artists.
We are looking for a banner design to be installed in 2022 light poles within the BIA to create a colourful, bold, thoughtful art experience throughout Concession street.
You can submit samples of your artwork now until Jan 15, 2022 to
Please connect with us if you are experiencing any barriers that we can help eliminate.
Through a selection panel, the BIA will pick three artists who will each be asked to develop a design concept for our new banners.
The 3 selected artists will each receive $165 (including HST) for their design.
The winning designer will receive an additional $1000 (including HST).
This project aims to celebrate the historic and unique landscape that residents and businesses of the Concession BIA love so much.
Our 7 Grandfather Teachings + Black Lives Matter murals as well as our Black History/ Little Africa audio tour are three of our newest, decolonized installations and are indicative of the kind of art we want to champion on our street: messages of community, solidarity + love.
Looking forward to seeing the talent Hamilton has to offer!
For the chosen artists to render a sample: Do you have a sense of timing that you will advise the selected artists to render a sample ?
We are looking to have our new banners installed in the Spring 2022. We need approximately 6 weeks for the banners to be printed and delivered. So counting back we would need our final renderings for mid February. Based on that we are hoping to have the selected short list of renderings by end of January 2022. We will choose the short list of artists (for their specific concepts) by mid January 2022.
Does the Artist maintain the rights to their creation?
We are buying the creation from the artist.
Can a rendering be of a piece that an artist has already created , or a new creation is required?
The renderings can be whatever you want them to be.
Scarlett's Apothecary is opening this Saturday April 13th