The City will commission and/or exhibit of works of temporary public art – including street art – to promote diverse cultural expression in a variety of mediums in civic spaces, places and neighbourhoods. This work will not become part of the Civic Collection.

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Artist Opportunities

Paved Paradise

Paved Paradise is a temporary public art project installed on a series of pedestrian-level billboards located on the north side of Brock Street at Ontario Street, adjacent to an outside surface parking lot and facing City Hall. The theme for this year's Paved Paradise project is Imagined Futures, Pressing Times, responding to the City of Kingston's recent declaration of a climate emergency that identifies the urgency to deepen our commitment to protecting our ecosystem and community.

The call for submissions is open to all Kingston-based artists, creatives and collectives including, but not limited to, mural and street artists, painters, photographers, illustrators (drawings), mixed media artists, and printmakers

All proposals will be reviewed by a jury comprised of members of the City's Public Art Working Group and community members. Selected artists will be paid an exhibit fee for their works.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 17 at 3 p.m.


  • April 15 - Call for Submissions Released
  • May 17 - Call for Submissions Closes
  • May 27 - Jury meeting to select artists
  • May 28 - Notification to selected artists
  • June 24 - Installation
  • July 1 - Launch


The City will be hosting a launch event for the Paved Paradise 2019 exhibition. This will be an opportunity to meet the artists and view the works.

Past Artist Opportunities

  • Culture Days Transit Pop Up
  • INVISTA Centre Pillars & Mural
  • Paved Paradise Downtown Beautification Strategy