Call for Artists for the 2017 Utility Art Box Program

The Town of Orangeville invites local artists to submit original artwork for the 2017 Utility Box Art Program. Now in its second year, this arts-based project aims to recognize local artists, celebrate the Town’s culture and history, and promote Orangeville as an arts and culture hub.

In an effort to enhance public places within the Town through the creation of high quality public art works, the Utility Box Art Display Program was initiated by the Town of Orangeville’s Arts & Culture Committee in 2016. In 2017, up to four utility boxes will be added to the program through this Call for Artists.

Successful artist submissions must be innovative in design, foster community pride, strive to counteract graffiti vandalism, and contribute to a sense of identity for residents and businesses. When designing their artwork, artists are encouraged to consider the context of the local area and the Town as a whole.

Designs should fit the character of Orangeville. Themes may include nature, local history, or celebration of arts and culture. Art will be selected with consideration to scale, form, content and design relative to the site.

Winning submissions will be selected by a jury and successful artists will receive a fee of $500 for their designs. All artwork will be subject to Town of Orangeville review and approval through the Arts & Culture Committee.

For complete details, download the Call for Artists and review the full-size template. Submissions will be accepted until noon on May 1, 2017.