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Calls to Artists

The City of St. Catharines engages artists in temporary exhibits and commissions of public art, and hires musicians for a variety of special events. Calls to Artists and Requests for Expressions of Interest are released on an ad hoc basis. These opportunities and their guidelines will be listed here when available.

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Current Opportunities

Carlisle Street Public Art Project

The City of St. Catharines is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Carlisle Street Public Art Project.

The City is looking to commission an original, site-specific, permanent work of public art on Carlisle St. alongside the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines. This competition is open to professional, Canadian and/or Indigenous artists. Proposals will be accepted from individual artists and artist-led creative teams who are at any stage in their career.

An artwork proposal is not requested at this time.

Through this Expression of Interest, the City will identify up to six artists and/or creative teams who will then receive a Request for Proposal and a stipend (between $1,000.00 and $2,000.00) to produce a detailed design concept. An artist or creative team will then be selected to work with a budget of $85,000.00 to design, fabricate and install the artwork.

Specifications are available for download free of charge at In order to be eligible to submit an Expression of Interest bidders must create an account in order to download, receive and/or print bid documents.

DEADLINE: Wednesday Aug. 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. as outlined in the EOI document.

Ongoing Opportunities

Summer Concert Series | City of St. Catharines Performance Opportunities

Each year the City of St. Catharines presents a variety of Summer Concert programming at Market SquareMontebello Park and other park settings to provide community members with free outdoor music experiences. These concerts bring alive our parks and green spaces, enhance our farmers market and add vitality to the urban areas of downtown throughout the summer.

The City of St. Catharines invites all musicians to submit their interest via application to the Summer Concert Series. Submissions from original and cover recording artists as well as established and emerging artists are welcome.

Applications will now be accepted throughout the year, and included in a permanent database of performers.

View the Summer Concert Series Call to Musicians

Complete the Online Application Form

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