Community Public Art
Communities will be engaged in developing Kingston's story and creative place-making across the city. Community members will be involved in the public art program through art-making, consultation, education and promotions. This work will not become part of the Civic Collection.
Current Projects and Opportunities
Mayor's Arts Awards
The City is inviting proposals from local emerging, mid-career and established artists and makers for the creation of the 2018 Mayors Arts Awards award statuette. Submissions were due August 10.
Public Art Jury Members
Local and regional artists, curators, arts professionals, community members and stakeholders interested in participating are invited to apply to be part of the Public Art Jury. Jury members will be selected based on their relevant experience and demonstrated understanding of art, public art, and Kingston.
- Download the Public Art Jury application
Richardson Beach Bathouse
The City is collaborating with the Kingston Potters' Guild on a community project to be installed during the renovation of the Richardson Beach Bathhouse. Details around this project are expected to be released in 2018.
Rideau Heights Community Centre
The City on public art programming intended to activate the Rideau Heights Community Centre and surrounding neighbourhood. More information to come in fall 2018.
Waterfront Master Plan
Cultural Services is working with Recreation and Leisure on four public art projects that will aim to celebrate and activate the waterfront at four distinct locations as part of the Waterfront Master Plan. A call for artists is expected to be released in late summer 2018.
Art in Public Places
The City is developing an application process to encourage artist and curator-initiated projects as well as community-initiated projects. As outlined in the Public Art Master Plan, this process will encourage citizens of the City to submit requests and ideas for Public Art. The application form is currently being tested and is expected to be released in spring 2019.