City of Brantford Issues Call for Artists 

For Immediate Release
4/20/2012 
Contact: Nicole Drake, Arts and Culture Coordinator 
Phone: 519-751-9900 

For the first time, the City of Brantford issued a Call for Artists today to commission an artist to develop public art as a main component in the Children’s Memorial Garden. Located in St. Andrews Park on Brant Avenue, the Children’s Memorial Garden will be a positive place for families to gather, reflect, and honour their children’s memory. 

Brantford is searching for an artist to work with local children to develop a signature art piece using an innovative community-based approach. Working with City of Brantford staff, the Children’s Memorial Study Group, the Brantford Arts Block and the community, the selected artist, or team of artists, will develop a concept for the memorial tribute and execute a public art project for placement within the new garden. St. Andrews Park will be redesigned around the new art piece. 

“It’s great to see the City’s Public Art Program developing,” said Nicole Drake, Arts and Culture Coordinator. “Incorporating a community art piece into the Children’s Memorial Garden will provide a meaningful focal point for the garden.”

Staff of the City of Brantford will host an information session on Friday, April 27 at 3 p.m. in the Brantford Visitor and Tourism Centre, located at 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, for all interested artists. The session is not mandatory and is being held to answer questions and provide clarification to interested artists.

For information related to the Call for Artists please contact:
Tina Iacoe, CPPO, CPPB, Manager of Purchasing
Purchasing Division – Finance Department