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Public Art Opportunity Application 2018
The Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society is seeking Artistic Submissions for public arts and heritage experiences to serve as marquee presentations at the Creemore Festival of the Arts on September 29 and 30, 2018. We invite arts exhibitions, installations, performances, displays and more, which will be centred around Creemore’s attractive community halls and handsomely preserved main street.

Background on the Creemore Festival of the Arts

The Creemore Festival of the Arts is a weekend-long celebration of art in the community presented by the Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society. The goal of the Festival is to engage the community and attract artists, locals and visitors, positioning Creemore as a destination for creative inspiration and success.

Marquee shows are the cornerstone of the Festival, which is organized by volunteers and also features artists and artisans showing their work in more than 20 central locations. The event is free to the public and volunteer guides are available both days at the main venues. The event attracts between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors each year.

About the Public Art Opportunity

Deadline: April 15, 2018 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

The Festival Committee will select two to three marquee shows through an open application process. Artistic Submissions are welcome up to the deadline of April 15, 2018. The decisions will be shared with all applicants at the end of April.

The purpose of the Public Art Opportunity is to inspire and support two to three marquee presentations to elevate the Festival experience. Collectives, partnerships and individuals are encouraged to apply and may be made up of artists, curators, performers or others. They may be from anywhere and work in any discipline.

It is the goal of the Festival to distribute up to $10,000 to support two or three presentations. Applicants may request up to $5,000 total funds to support their project. The funds are to be used for creation, production and display of works (e.g., creator fees, material costs, transportation, mounting).

Successful applicants will be provided with a community venue and volunteer support to bring their ideas to life and will be featured in the Festival marketing campaign. Creators are encouraged to seek additional funding and support wherever possible.

Intentions of the Public Art Experience

- To support the expression and expansion of creative ideas
- To engage the community in the creation, implementation and/or enjoyment of these public art experience
- To attract visitors to experience the subject, creator or outcomes of the public art experience
- To provide focus for the marketing and atmosphere of the Festival
- To provide free public programming on both days of the Festival between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on: the ability of each applicant to meet the Festival intentions; the fit of the application within the scope of wider programming for the Festival; and the ability of the Festival to meet the financial and physical requirements for project success.

About Sale of Work

Marquee presentations remain the property of the creator. Works created as part of this process may be sold by the creator and it is their responsibility to manage any sales. Restrictions to displaying price will apply during the two days of the Festival. The creator is 100% responsible for the physical management and protection of their work and, as such, Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society cannot compensate for loss or damage to works.


Sara Hershoff, Festival Chair
Office: 705-466-9906
Mobile: 705-888-5139

Creemore Festival of the Arts Committee 2018

Sara Hershoff, Liz Eakins, Paul Eprile, Laurie Severn, Cheryl MacLaurin, Julie Pollock

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