The City of Pickering is undertaking the launch of an Annual Community Banner Program, celebrating the culture, heritage, and beauty in our City Centre. The City of Pickering invites Canadian artists of all ages, to submit artwork to be reproduced on a banner and hung for a period of one year. Submissions may be a single or multi-media, and speak to the theme: Live, Work, Play, Inspire.

A total of 35 Community banners will be selected through an open call for art. Call opens Saturday, May 25, 2019 and closes Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Selected artwork will be professionally reproduced, double-sided on single banner; and returned to the artist. Banners will be installed throughout City Centre (Esplanade North, Esplanade South, Valley Farm Road, Glenanna Road, Kingston Road) in early December 2019.

Images of the selected banners will be included in the Public Art database, and archive; which will include an image of the banner, along with the artist statement, and a map of the location. Banners will be hung for a period of one year. Banners in excellent condition will be repurposed, or may stay in place, or will be removed to make room for the next years’ winners.

Fee: A $100 honorarium will be paid for selected amateur and community submissions.  A $275 fee will be paid to professional artists whose submission is selected for reproduction and display. Submission must be accompanied by a current CV. Payment is set as per 2019 CARFAC rates.