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The City of St. Catharines is now accepting Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the Carlisle StreetPublic 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 $1,500.00) to produce a detailed design concept. An artist or creative team will then be selected to work with a budget of $75,000.00 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 May 31, 2017 as outlined in the EOI document.

For further information, contact Justin Kelly, Purchasing Agent phone number 905-688-5600, extension