In a collaborative approach with Evergreen and Friends of the Pan Am Path (FOPAP), and curatorial efforts by International Street Artist, Emmanuel Jarus, we endeavour to build upon our unique abilities to transform public landscapes into thriving community spaces.
Evergreen Brick Works has between 500,000 and 600,000 annual site visitors and is located between two wards of upwards of 120,000 residents, with a programming reach through the Don Valley of an additional 120,000 residents.
This ‘backyard’ represents some of the greatest cultural, ecological and economic diversity in Canada. With conditional support already in place from both Metrolinx and TRCA, the proposed project will involve painting the surface of large concrete pillars of Bridge 81 in the east parking lot of Evergreen Brick Works.
The pillars face both Bayview Ave and the Don Valley Parkway, and are viewed by tens of thousands of commuters daily. The project also acknowledges the strength, abilities, and reach of a leading Canadian artist, Emmanuel Jarus by positioning him in a curatorial role. Jarus will lead and facilitate the creative visioning for the project. FOPAP and Evergreen recognize the importance of creating space for a new generation of artists that can act as a catalyst for accomplishing amazing things.
Invitation to Shortlist Artists June 25, 2018
Stage II Video Submission July 6, 2018 - Each shortlisted artist will be required to provide a 1 minute video showcasing their project intent.
Stage II Open House July 11, 2018 - Shortlisted artist videos will be presented to the public by Curator Emmanuel Jarus, who will answer all questions on behalf of shortlisted artists. The selected artists (or artist teams) will be decided within this open house.
Stage III Awarded artists notified + receive contracts July 16, 2018
Stage III Design Due July 30, 2018
Stage III: Creative Collaboration July 31 – August 24, 2018
Following design submission, awarded artists will be required to again meet individually (in person or via telephone) with the curator and committee to discuss design and feedback towards final mural rendering. The design will require 4 weeks to achieve stakeholder approvals (Evergreen, Metrolinx, TRCA) before installation begins.
Installation Deadline October 31, 2018 (final completion date)
ABOUT EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS
Since 1991, we’ve been facilitating change. Working with other city builders to convene, collaborate and catalyze ideas into action. Our teams connect with many stakeholders to lead with a mindset focused on solutions. We collaborate to develop innovative ideas and catalyze change by testing solutions, developing prototypes and scaling projects.
Through our award-winning suite of programs, we have actively engaged Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy urban environments in our schools, our public spaces, in housing and transit systems, and communities themselves.
Flourishing cities start here – at a site, in a neighbourhood, on the ground – where spaces become great places, and have a real and lasting impact, creating a better world for all.