Through Our Eyes
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, in Community Art Projects
Grimsby Public Art Gallery will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with a series of exhibitions that will take place in the Gallery lobby exhibition space throughout the year. Exhibitions will include the works and ideas from a broad range of community members and groups expressing diverse themes around Canada and Canadian heritage. Successful proposals will emphasize celebration, inclusion and participation.
Regional artists are invited to submit project proposals; these can be, but are not limited to
exhibition proposals that include a workshop component, projects that provide mentorship
opportunities, or group projects that generate a collaborative piece. GPAG is particularly
interested in proposals that will engage the Government of Ontario’s priority groups
(Indigenous, Francophone, LGBTQ, older adults and seniors, multicultural communities,
new Canadians, and persons with disabilities) or proposals from individuals who identify as
members of these communities.
Through Our Eyes is generously supported by the Province of Ontario and Ontario 150,
Community Celebration Program grant. Artist’s and mentorship fees will be paid for selected
Proposals must include:
• Project Description (500-max) describing the type of project you are proposing:
Exhibition/Workshop or mentorship project; solo, group or a collaborative; materials,
media, space, timeline and processes involved.
• Project Statement (300-max) describing how your project will address the Celebration
of Canada’s 150th year and Canadian heritage
• Visual Support Material - 3-5 images including examples of the work you’re proposing;
a description/sketch of new work you propose to create. (jpeg. under 1MB each)
• Image list - Title, Dimensions, Medium, Year, or description of a sketch submitted. If
proposing a video work please include Vimeo/YouTube links in image list.
Submit: Please send PDF. documents and images to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Monday, May 15th, 2017, 11:59p.m.
Note* - If you are proposing an installation/participatory work, in terms of size, medium or
subject, please contact Rhona at the gallery (905-945-3246) or email@example.com to discuss