Artist Opportunity

The City of Pickering invites artists to respond to the Call to Artists to create a permanent outdoor public artwork for Esplanade Park. A public art jury comprised of city staff, practicing arts professionals, and community members will be established for this two-stage competition.

Public Art Opportunity

The artwork will be located in Esplanade Park, right in Pickering’s City Centre. The enhancement of Esplanade Park provides a public site for an art work at One the Esplanade on the North East corner of Esplanade North and Valley Farm Road. This public art piece is intended to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our community and our resilience. This public art piece will be featured as part of a new Meditation, Mindfulness and Music Park.


$80,000 CAD (maximum). This is the total amount available for all related expenses of this public art project including, but not limited to: artist fees, all applicable taxes, detailed renderings, materials, technical consultations and approvals or other expertise as required, fabrication, installation, insurance, equipment, travel to meetings and to the site, and an artist statement for completed work.