Open Call for Public Art Commissions

City of Kagawong, Manitoulin Island

City: Kagawong, Manitoulin Island


Position: Open call for Public Art Commissions


Organization: 4elements Living Arts


Description: This is an open call for artists issued by 4elements Living Arts in partnership with the Township of Billings on Manitoulin Island | Mnidoo Mnising.


Artists and artist teams are invited to submit a proposal for permanent outdoor sculptures that will be part of an art and heritage trail on local bike and walking trails throughout the Township, funded by Canada 150.


The theme of the works is learning from the past, creating a shared future. Artists are invited to consider the relations between land, the environment, environmental history and reconciliation within the specific context of Manitoulin Island and Billings Township in particular.


The works will be selected by a community jury.


We are seeking proposals for the following commissions:


1 @ 50K

2 @ 30K

2 @ 15K

2 @10K


1st stage drawing due: October 24, 2016

Skype interviews: November 2&3

Finalists notified: November 7, 2016

Site visit: December 7-10, 2016

Final proposals due: February 1, 2016

Install: September 2017


For the full submission package, commission requirements, and further information, please contact: