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CITY OF SASKATOON INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE PLACEMAKER PROGRAM

For immediate release: February 1, 2015 - 4:51pm
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The City of Saskatoon (City) is pleased to invite independent artists or teams of artists to submit applications for its Placemaker Program that provides temporary public art to key commercial districts in Saskatoon. 

Proposals may be two or three dimensional work, installations, interventions. or digital media, such as video projection; proposals may offer participatory experiences or include performance components.

Applications may be submitted for either a completed work in the artist’s possession or for a proposed new work.  The City’s Visual Arts Placement Jury adjudicates the applications and selects the works to be exhibited, in consultation with representatives from the Downtown, Broadway, Riversdale, and Sutherland Business Improvement Districts and civic staff.

The deadline for applications is April 8, 2014.  For an information package and application form, please visit www.saskatoon.ca and search under “P” for Placemaker Program.

In partnership with PAVED Arts, the City is hosting a public art workshop for emerging artists to better understand the art commissioning process, what it is, how it works, the application process, and how to submit proposals.  The workshop will be Saturday, January 25th, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the boardroom of Ideas Inc. (near the Farmers Market - 120 Sonnenschein Place, Saskatoon).

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