I plan to attend the information meeting next Thursday (see details below). Let me know if you’re interested in joining me. Would love to have a beer and brainstorm session at the Canal Oak following the meeting.

The City of Ottawa invites artists to submit proposals to develop, design and install exterior public artwork on Main Street in the neighbourhood of Old Ottawa East as outlined in this Call to Artists.

Traditional Mainstreet, looking south on Main towards intersection at Hazel

above: Traditional Mainstreet, looking south on Main Street towards intersection at Hazel Street

Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4 pm EST
Information meeting: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 5:45 pm to 7 pm, Old Town Hall Community Centre, 61 Main Street, Ottawa
Budget: $220,000 plus HST

Go to full Call to Artist posting


Artengine has released a design challenge leading up to the 2013 Electric Fields festival. This year’s theme is We Make the City and I am personally stoked about the crowd-sourced and Creative Commons angle! It is very much in line with my Park_ingOttawa project last year.

The challenge is to design a poster that responds to the question:

how we can build a better city together

Posters will be shared on their website and postered around the city.

Check out the artengine website for full design challenge details and examples.

Just came across this call for proposal and thought it was worth distributing.
Call for Proposals
A Storefront Competition in partnership with the New Museum 
          test facade logo
streetfest 2013 ideas city

StreetFest Competition


NEW YORK MAY 1-4, 2013

Registration Deadline: January 18, 2013 

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2013