The Town of Orangeville's annual Call for Artists aims to promote the talent of local artists and enhance their connection with the community. It was initiated in 2016 when the Utility Box Art Display Program was created. The program's objective is to enhance the community’s public places through the installation of high-quality public artwork. There are now over 30 pieces included as part of this growing collection. Public artwork can function as a form of communication to an audience in transit throughout the Town with the goal of creating a vibrant, inclusive, and interesting urban environment. 

Utility Box Art in Orangeville

Utility Box Art in Orangeville

Utility Box Art in Orangeville

Utility Box Art in Orangeville

Utility Box Art in Orangeville

Utility Box Art in Orangeville

Call for Artists

Local artists living in Dufferin County who are interested in contributing to Orangeville's public art collection are eligible to respond to the annual Call for Artists. The 2023 Call for Artists is now closed. Thank you to all the artists who applied. Please check back in the spring for more details on the 2024 Call for Artists. 

Submission requirements

Applications must include the following:

  • artist biography or resume (maximum two pages)
  • design concept outlining how the proposed artwork fits the objectives of the Call for Artists and enhance the community (maximum one page)
  • standalone image of the design concept (minimum resolution of 800 pixels on the shortest side)
  • artist layout template with design concept overlaid (please ensure to use the correct template for the selected location)

Note that the submission requirements vary each year based on specific requirements and themes of each location. Please review the Call for Artists carefully.

Design details

Successful artist submissions must be:

  • innovative in design
  • foster community pride
  • strive to counteract graffiti
  • contribute to a sense of identity for residents and businesses

Artists should also consider how the submission is relevant to the specific location and make note of specific themes/requirements for certain locations.

Eligibility

We accept submissions from local artists who meet the following criteria:

  • must live in Dufferin County
  • must be at least 18 years old

Orangeville employees and members of the Town of Orangeville Economic Development and Culture Committee are not eligible to apply. Selected artists will receive $750.