Artist Open Call for Utility Boxes

The College Promenade BIA is pleased to be able to present an open-call for artists to paint three utility boxes as part of our streetscape redesign.

We are looking for artists to either hand paint or use spray paint for our boxes. The use of a wrap is not permitted.

The theme for the boxes is "Celebrating Small Business".

Locations of the boxes are at the intersections of :

  • College/Roxton

  • College/Concord

  • College/Dovercourt


Artists will be required to submit a portfolio of their work, a sketch or mockup of their plan for the box (should include colour palette, main imagery used, any text that will be used, etc).

A fee of $1500 will be paid to each selected artist which will be inclusive of supplies, artist fees and any other costs needed for the artist to get the project completed.

Artist submissions will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Interpretation of Theme

  • Experience Painting on Outdoor Surfaces

  • Connection to the Community

Due date for the completion of this form and any other supporting documents is June 21st, 2019 at 5pm.

Artists must be able to complete the boxes no later than August 31st, 2019 at 5pm.

Selection of Artists will be made no later than July 12th, 2019 at 5pm, with communication to the selected artists notified by this time as well.

One different artist will be selected for each box.

Selected artists must agree to have their completed work showcased on the College Promenade BIA's social media channels, website and for internal uses as the BIA sees fit without any additional royalty charges. Should the BIA want to use the artwork beyond the previously stated ways, then a formal contract with additional royalty fees may be negotiated.

To send any supporting documents or if there are any questions or concerns, please send them to

College Promenade BIA Artist Open Call for Utility Boxes.

College Promenade BIA Artist Open Call for Utility Boxes.