Help select public art in honour of Hamilton’s healthcare workers

This article, from August 21, includes information about the City of Hamilton seeking the public’s help in voting for the final public art submission.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is appealing to the public for help as they work to select the final public art submissions aimed at honouring the healthcare providers who work tirelessly and thanklessly in our community.

For more details, please continue reading below…

City asks residents to help select public art to honour Hamilton’s healthcare providers

The full City of Hamilton news release can be found here.

HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton is asking for the public’s help to select the final public art submissions aimed at honouring the work of Hamilton’s healthcare providers.

Building on the success of the Downtown Utility Box Wraps Public Art project last year, artists were asked to propose vibrant, positive designs focused on celebrating the contributions of Hamilton’s healthcare community in these challenging times. Up to 15 designs will be selected, awarded $650 and installed on graffiti-resistant wraps this fall on select traffic signal boxes at the Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, Charlton and West Fifth locations. The deadline for the public to share their selections is Monday, September 7, 2020. Results will be posted to the project webpage later this summer.

Earlier this month, a volunteer jury of healthcare workers, graphic designers and artists reviewed 92 artists’ submissions and have short-listed 20 designs for public input. To determine the winning proposals, public input will be considered with other criteria such as; artistic excellence, response to context, and potential technical issues with installation.

To learn more about the project, review the proposals and provide input, please visit www.hamilton.ca/healthcaretrafficboxart

Quick Facts

  • The City defines public art as art created by artists, or in collaboration with artists, through a public process and existing on publicly owned and accessible property. Public art helps strengthen the city’s visual identity, stimulates the economy, and enhances tourism and community pride.
  • Since 2010, the City’s public art program has received over 600 artist proposals, consulted with over 8400 members of the public and awarded 53 public art commissions.
  • This project seeks to deter graffiti while improving the quality of our shared public spaces with art works that are vibrant and meaningful.

Questions or concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.

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