Canadian Achievements Diversity & Inclusion Mural

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In partnership with the Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Racism Task Force, a mural will be created in celebration of diversity and inclusion, strengthening our sense of collective history and multicultural heritage. Canada and Aurora is made up of people from all different ethnicities and cultures and this new artwork is intended to tell that story and represent us all.


CALL FOR ARTISTS- NOW OPEN!

The Town is now inviting artists to submit a digital design for the mural that addresses the following themes:

  • Celebrates the accomplishments of Canadians of various ethnicities and cultures who have contributed to the building of Canada

In partnership with the Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Racism Task Force, a mural will be created in celebration of diversity and inclusion, strengthening our sense of collective history and multicultural heritage. Canada and Aurora is made up of people from all different ethnicities and cultures and this new artwork is intended to tell that story and represent us all.


CALL FOR ARTISTS- NOW OPEN!

The Town is now inviting artists to submit a digital design for the mural that addresses the following themes:

  • Celebrates the accomplishments of Canadians of various ethnicities and cultures who have contributed to the building of Canada and Aurora;
  • Highlights historically significant achievements made by diverse individuals from Canada’s past and present; and
  • Encourages education and learning around equity, diversity, inclusion, racism and systemic inequities.

We are interested in receiving submissions from under-supported artists and communities, particularly those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Afro-Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, artists with disabilities, and anyone who falls within these intersections.

Artists interested in submitting a design are encouraged to review the Submission Guidelines and must complete an Application Form that includes the following:


  • Proposed Concept: a high-resolution rendering in colour (JPEG, PNG, or PDF) that effectively communicates the artistic concept and reflects the Mural Themes.
  • Artist’s Statement: no more than 500 words in length that describes the Artist’s interest in the project, experience with similar projects, and any other comments that will differentiate you as a candidate.
  • Examples of Past Work: between 3-5 images or links to images of past projects.
  • References: provide up to 3 references from individuals familiar with the Artist’s work. The list should include contact information.


Submission Deadline: August 13


If your design is selected, you will receive $7,500 CAD (inclusive of tax and any technical consultation, necessary site visits, concept development, and digital artwork delivery).


If you require any assistance throughout the application process, please contact Phil Rose at 905-716-2366 or prose@aurora.ca

  • Artists invited to learn more at upcoming virtual information session

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    Opportunity for artists to meet with members of the Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Racism Task Force and Town Staff to discuss the Mural Project and ask questions regarding the Mural Guidelines.

    Please use the following link to join the Virtual Information Session on July 13 at 7 pm:

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  • Call for artist submissions

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    We are now accepting digital design submissions for the Mural.

    More information, including applications and submission guidelines, can be found above!

    Application Deadline is August 13, 2021.

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