The City of Pickering is happy to offer great opportunities all year round for artists, artisans, vendors and performers. Following is a list of the opportunities:

 

Summer Concerts

We are looking for bands and musicians for our Summer Concerts Series in July & August. Learn more about the series here. 

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Petapolooza - Exhibitor Call-out

We are looking for vendors for Petapolooza on Saturday, May 11. Learn more about the event here. 

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Artfest - Vendor Call-out

We are looking for vendors for Artfest on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26. Learn more about the event here.

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Call for City of Pickering Public Art Committee

The Cultural Advisory Committee (CAC) is looking for 4 (four) residents to join their Public Art Sub-Committee whom have significant knowledge of arts and culture. This Public Art Committee is responsible for working with Community Services staff to provide advice and expertise; build public awareness and support for public art; and, assist in identifying eligible Public Art Jury members, when required. There are already three members of the CAC confirmed, and we are looking for four residence to join this sub-committee.

 

Member Qualifications 

The four non-members of the CAC will be required to have professional experience related to at least one of the following disciplines; urban planning or development, landscape architecture, architecture, visual, literary or performing arts, art history, art administration or education, curation, visual arts consulting, civil engineering, art review/writing, or heritage research and planning.

 

Meeting Schedule 

The Public Art Committee meets as necessary and based on current projects requiring review. Additional meetings will be determined by the City’s Public Art Team, relating to upcoming projects and with at least 4 weeks notice. These meeting may take place in-person, or electronically, and will take place prior to the monthly CAC meeting (Third Tuesday Monthly). Meetings will not be held in the months of July, August or December unless determined by the Committee or City Staff that a meeting is necessary. All decisions by the Public Art Committee shall be brought forward to the CAC for endorsed by the designated CAC members on the committee.  Resident members are not required to attend CAC meetings.

 

Public Art Committee - Scope of Work 

  • Advise on the implementation of the Public Art Policy through the Cultural Advisory Committee.
  • Evaluate and select artwork, under $25,000 in value, in accordance with the Public Art Policy.
  • Ensure application of established procedures and guidelines for each selection process.
  • Advise and promote communication and outreach of Public Art to the community.
  • Advise on the development and implementation of selection, acquisition, maintenance, and de-accession of artistic works to which the Public Art Policy applies.
  • Review the results of the public art jury, and put forward a recommendation to acquire for endorsement of the Cultural Advisory Committee the proposal with the best marks, or put forward for community consultation.

 

The committee is guided by the Public Art Policy in order to assist staff on developing public art throughout the City that will:

  • create attractiveness
  • promote community identity
  • reflect diversity and community landscape
  • celebrate heritage
  • create a sense of place and attract interest
  • provide amusement, reflection and intrigue to a community, and
  • be selected through an objective and professional public art selection process that has a commitment to artistic merit.

 

Interested Pickering residents can email their CV, and/or résumé that outlines their qualifications to be part of the committee to Jesse St. Amant, Coordinator, Cultural Services at jstamant@pickering.ca or call 905.420.4660 ext. 3607 for more information.

City Centre Banner Display Program

Public art and wayfinding initiatives displayed on street banners are valuable assets that enhance the social and cultural environments of municipalities. Through these street banner installations we beautify our environment, engage the community in creative place-making, and celebrate community stories, culture, and diversity.

 

The City owns and maintains an inventory of street banner display hardware on city lights poles around the City Centre. The purpose of the City Centre Banner Display Program is to establish clear and consistent methods for individuals and organizations to request banner displays located on 24 designated streetlight poles in the City Centre; and to establish clear and consistent methods for individuals and organizations to request banner displays in new locations throughout the City. View the City Centre Display Program Map.

 

Please refer to the Community Banner Policy to review the criteria for the City Centre Banner Display Program prior to completing an application.

 

Applications will be collected biannually on March 28, and October 28. Applications will be screened by staff for eligibility and reviewed by the Cultural Advisory Committee.

 

Banner(s) designs must be 24” wide x 62” tall. Please refer to the Banner Display Template for additional criteria.

 

Each applicant may have a maximum of 12 banners to display for 8 weeks.

 

If you prefer to drop off your submissions along with a printed application, complete the form below and press Submit to access the printable version. Please deliver to:

 

City Centre Banner Display Request
Attn: Coordinator, Cultural Services
City of Pickering
Community Services Department
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7 

 

For more information about this program please contact the Coordinator, Cultural Services, Jesse St. Amant at jstamant@pickering.ca, or by phone at 905.420.4660 ext. 3607.

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Join the Indigenous Relationship Building Circle

The Indigenous Relationship Building Circle is a network of Indigenous-led community groups and Indigenous residents and allies that strives to honour the contributions, history and culture of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.

 

Stakeholders and residents are invited to join this circle to advise on building meaningful relationships with the Indigenous communities by: establishing mutually respectful dialogue with Indigenous stakeholders, associations, non-profit and advocacy groups; informing and implementing an Indigenous Relationship Building plan of action; developing terms of use for Pickering’s Land Acknowledgement Statement; providing guidance on initiatives related to Indigenous cultures.

 

The Indigenous Relationship Building Circle is a first step towards centering Indigenous voices in the community. The City of Pickering is proud to work in ways that honour and nurture mutually respectful relationships with diverse Indigenous communities in order to achieve reconciliation.

 

For more information on joining the IRBC please contact Jaclyn San Antonio, Senior Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at jsanantonio@pickering.ca

SynchroniCity Dance Team

The City’s Official Dance Team is preparing to make a comeback! Get ready for their electrifying performances at city-wide events.

Auditioning for New Team Members Now

SynchroniCity Dance Team members:

  • must be between 12 - 20 yrs
  • represent the City of Pickering at special events
  • have a chance to win scholarships
  • work with industry professionals
  • build their portfolio
  • gain volunteer hours for highschool graduation

NEW Audition Dates at CHD Recreation Complex
  • Saturday, November 4, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | Register today - 48233
  • Sunday, November 5, 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm | Register today - 48234

Accepting Video Auditions

Experienced dancers between 12 - 20 yrs, are invited to submit a video audition for an opportunity to join the dance team.

Video auditions can be sent by email to: fali@pickering.ca


Please note:
It is free to audition, however, there is a program cost associated for those selected to join the dance team.

Come dance with us!


For more information on the SynchroniCity Dance Team, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Fizza Ali | 905.420.4660 ext. 6101 | fali@pickering.ca

 

Volunteer

The City of Pickering has an amazing volunteer program, and we are looking for people like you!
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