The Village of Manotick 2018 Public Mural Project
Call for Submissions
In collaboration with the City of Ottawa, the Manotick BIA invites mural artists to submit
proposals. The successful artist will design and paint a mural that will be hung on the
wall adjacent to the Mill Street Park (back of Splash Pools building) on Mill Street.
Submission Deadline: April 8, 2018 (11:59 pm)
Budget: The winning artist will receive $7,500 (upon delivery of final mural)
The mural dimensions will be 16’ x 8’. The Manotick BIA will provide the artist with four,
4’ x 8’ panels to be painted at their home studio.
The mural should embody life in Manotick. The artist can draw inspiration from
Manotick’s history, character, and community. Examples are: the water, landmarks, new
growth and development (new harbour being constructed in summer of 2018), and the
community culture (Dickinson Days, A Taste of Manotick).
This opportunity is open to professional mural artists and students living within the
National Capital Region. Participants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Artists
and/or artist-led teams are encouraged to apply.
The winning artist will be notified by May 18, 2018. The premade panels will be
delivered to the artist’s studio by May 28, 2018. The completion deadline will be no later
than August 19, 2018.
A complete submission must include the support material listed below. Support material
must be saved in PDF and/or JPEG file format and be attached to your email
submission. No other file formats will be accepted. Paper documents are not required.
The submission must include the following elements:
1. Proposal outline: Please provide a) a description of the project to share your
vision with the selection committee (maximum 250 words), and b) a description
of how the project integrates with the site and overall environment of the BIA
(maximum 250 words). This statement should address the questions: What does
Manotick mean to you? How does your proposed mural visually explore the
uniqueness of Manotick?
2. Proposal sketch: Please provide a visual depiction of your proposed mural. This
can be produced either by hand or digitally. The submission must be saved and
submitted either as a JPEG or PDF file attached to your submission email.
3. Current resumé: A maximum of four pages containing information relevant to
the project. Please make sure it includes your name, address, contact details and
any other pertinent information (if multiple artists are involved, include each
4. Previous work: Please submit up to 8 digital images showing examples of
previous mural and/or relevant work you have produced in the past. Please
indicate if you worked on these examples alone or as part of a team.
5. List of previous work samples: Please provide a list that describes the
previous work submitted. Include the size/dimensions of the work, location of the
work, date produced and media used in its creation.
Deadline and Notification
Submission Deadline: April 8, 2018
All submissions are to be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59pm
(EDT) on the deadline date.
Please use the subject line: Manotick Mural Submission
Notification will be provided by email no later than May 18, 2018.
Copyright, intellectual rights and moral rights
Copyright including any and all designs, drawings, and maquettes shall remain the
property of the artist. The finished work of art produced on the boarding will remain the
property of the Manotick BIA. Moral rights remain with the artist. As professional artists,
the onus is on applicants to ensure that intellectual property rights are respected. Only
original artwork will be considered. The Manotick BIA will seek permission to reproduce
the images for non-profit publicity purposes.
All personnel involved in the assessment of proposals are required to treat all materials
they access as confidential. All information provided by applicants as part of
submissions will be treated as confidential and will not be disclosed to external
individuals or organizations.