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Call to Emerging Artists: Public Art Banner Program

Two graphic banners on lightpoles downtown Mississauga
Ai, Summer Connections, 2022. Photography by Tori Lambermont.

Public art opportunity

The City’s Public Art Program invites emerging artists, artist teams, and illustrators to submit expressions of interest and concept proposals for original banner artwork.

Banner artwork will be displayed on light pole standards throughout the city, creating a captivating visual presence from June to winter 2023. The commissioned artist(s) will create six banner designs. The City will be responsible for all fabrication and installation.

At the end of the program, the commissioned artist(s) will have the opportunity to shadow an established sculptural or textile-based artist, who will transform the banners into a new creation.

The commissioned artist(s) will receive $8,000.00 plus HST. Fabrication/installation costs and sculptural/textile-based artist fees are covered by the City and are not included in this fee.


Download the submission package to find out more information about the opportunity.

Submissions will be accepted until February 26, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST.


For more information, contact Rachel Pennington, Public Art Curator, by email at