THE PLACEMAKING PROJECT

Art Starts is looking for Creative Visual Artists
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LEAD ARTIST ROLE

The Placemaking Project will see youth and professional artists consult, design and craft 2 permanent public art installations within the (Scarborough) Cultural Hotspot boundaries. To ensure local excitement, resonance and a high-quality outcome, the installation locations, type and lead artist/s will be determined following community and stakeholder consultations.

Creative initiatives may include long, colourful sidewalk murals, funky signage, stair décor, etc. Professional artists (YOU) will work with 6 paid youth. The artists (YOU) will mentor them in the conceptualization, design, crafting and implementation processes. The youth will be mentored for 360 hours (collectively) by professional artists and a Senior Project Manager.

Together they will consult with local representatives (e.g city councillor, residents) and spend over 40 hours conceptualizing, designing and crafting murals that animate and beautify.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Placemaking Project brings together youth and lead artists to animate 2 public areas in North Scarborough. Each artistic project will inject a burst of colour, intrigue and warmth into dull, lifeless, concrete places, asserting a sense of fun and prominence into the neighbourhood. A fun, festive ribbon cutting celebration will take place after the culmination of the project.

The Placemaking Project is a Signature Project of the Cultural Hotspot, produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. In 2018 the Cultural Hotspot shines a spotlight on arts, culture and community in the central and north areas of Scarborough.

For more information contact:
Julian Carvajal | Special Projects Manager
julian@artstartsto.com

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Pictures from Naturescape | Cultural Hotspot, North York 2016

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