“The chosen designs will resonate with Regina’s landscape and will provoke thought about the diversity of people who use the park, as well as natural flora and fauna.”
To help boost the vibrancy of Regina’s many parks, the city is looking for artists to share their vision of diversity, flora and fauna.
“The City of Regina has over 830 hectares of parks and over 120 km of multi-use pathways for residents to enjoy the outdoors all year long,” a release issued by the city Friday said.
“Through the Call for Artists, five diverse works of art will be selected to display in parks across the city via a vinyl wrap on water service boxes. The chosen designs will resonate with Regina’s landscape and will provoke thought about the diversity of people who use the park, as well as natural flora and fauna.”
Preference will be given to Regina, then Saskatchewan born or raised artists, the release notes. Proposals must include a full color image (photo, rendering, or sketch) of the artist’s proposed piece, a biography and examples of past work.
The deadline for proposals is July 21 at 4 pm and final designs must be print-ready by Aug. 29. The chosen artists will be get $700 per design and installation of the vinyl wraps is set to take place in September.
The city is also looking for an artist-in-residence at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.
The 2022 theme is Food for Thought, and the artist should be “Interested in exploring Regina’s cultural identity through stories, rituals and traditions relating to food through the lens of a diverse number of Regina residents.”
“The City of Regina is proud to offer this food and cuisine focused Artist in Residence program in partnership with the Regina Farmers Market (RFM), with the potential to engage other community organizations,” the city’s website says. “The program seeks to provide a cultural platform for an artist to further explore discussions and physical forms of cultural identity as it relates to food within our urban community of Regina.”
The artist will be expected to dedicate 60 hours over the course of the contract. Part of that time will be dedicated to attending the Regina Farmers’ Market to interact with residents, including the development of “artistic expressions,” collecting stories, rituals and traditions that can be presented as part of the final project.
The application deadline is Monday Aug. 8, by 4 pm and the project must be completed by the chosen artist by Monday, Oct. 14. The artist will be paid $3,000 and have an allowance of up to $1,000 for supplies.
More information on both calls for artists can be found at Regina.ca.
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