Artist Opportunity

The City of Pickering invites artists to respond to the Call to Artists to create a permanent outdoor public artwork for Seaton’s Fire Station #1 in the City of Pickering, Ontario. A public art jury composed of city staff, practicing arts professionals and community members will be established for this two-stage competition.

Public Art Opportunity

The construction of Pickering’s new fire hall provides a public site for an art work at 1700 Zents Drive on the north east corner of Zents Drive and Brock Road in Pickering. Thematically, artists are asked to broadly consider the rapidly developing community in Seaton, local nature and wildlife including birds that have habitats in the area, and the collective experience of community by residents. The artwork will be located in front of the entrance to the fire hall, with 6 meters of space reserved for this artwork and complimentary landscaping.


$90,000 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.