Welcome to the City of Hamilton's Placemaking, Public Art and Projects Online Submissions page.  Please select the Public Art Project or Arts Award Nomination Category that you wish to submit to below and follow the instructions for submission. 

By making a submission, the Artist acknowledges that they, having carefully examined the Call for Artists document, including all Appendices and any clarifications or revisions posted on the project website, understand and agree to the requirements and processes as outlined.  

The City of Hamilton is seeking Artists and Artist-led teams to submit proposals for a permanent public art work at the corner of King William Street and James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The work will replace an existing light standard, may be illuminated and shall incorporate a gate feature that can temporarily close the street to vehicular traffic for special events. 

Artists will be selected by a volunteer citizen Jury through a two-stage process. Stage 1 will involve a concept and design proposal. Artists selected for Stage 2 will be given the opportunity to consult with structural and electrical engineering consultants engaged by the City of Hamilton to assist them in developing a detailed proposal for public consultation and final adjudication. 

Shortlisted Artists completing a stage two submission will receive a $2,500 honorarium.


Award: $115,000


Submission Deadline: Thursday February 27th, 2020 at 3:00 PM (EST)   

Late submissions will not be accepted; incomplete submissions will not be accepted; and

submissions by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

It is the Artist’s responsibility to visit the project web page at www.hamilton.ca/kingwilliampublicart to review the following Call for Artists documents as well as any posted Addendums to the Call for Artist documents:
King William Street Beacon and Gate Public Art Project Call for Artists
Appendix A Submission Form (note: for hard copy submissions only)
Appendix B Site and Context  
Appendix C Materials and Methods
Appendix D Sample Artist Agreement


 Communication
Please direct any questions related to this competition to:

 Zahra Awang, Art in Public Places Project Specialist
 Placemaking, Public Art and Projects  |  Tourism and Culture Division
 Planning and Economic Development Department, City of Hamilton
 T:  905.546.2424 ext. 7877
 E: zahra.awang@hamilton.ca