Supercrawl’s Visual Art Committee is pleased to release its Call for Artists for 2020. Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival in downtown Hamilton, showcasing a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun. Supercrawl 2020 will take place on James Street North from Sept 4–6, 2020.
Every year, Supercrawl issues a call for artist proposals that create creative, compelling and unique environments and experiences for festival-goers. Projects by local, regional, national and international artists are selected based on artistic merit, originality, and ability to integrate within the festival’s scale, spirit and energy. To date, the festival has showcased works in a variety of media, including projects by Dean Drever, Zeke Moores, Sean Martindale, BGL, Kelly Mark, Kim Adams, Sonny Assu, Max Streicher, Susy Oliveira, Jaime Angelopoulos, José Luis Torres, Shelley Niro, and many others.
The goal of the festival’s Visual Art Committee is to select contemporary visual art pieces that will enhance the overall Supercrawl experience. The Committee invites artists working in a wide range of creative disciplines to propose works for installation as part of this year’s event.
The Committee is interested in seeking proposals in the following areas:
• Identification of distinct Art Zone (i.e.: entryways, banners, etc.)
• Installation art
• Public interventions
In addition, the Committee welcomes proposals that can be installed within the following context:
• Mural frame (approx. 21′ wide x 25′ high) on south facade of 118 James St. N., Hamilton, ON
Each project selected will be allocated an artist’s fee in line with CARFAC fee schedules, in addition to the project proposal’s material and production budget. Costs such as travel and accommodation, where necessary, may be covered and will be addressed on an individual basis. Production assistance may also be available.
Supercrawl will also be assigning significant resources to promotion of the event and selected artists leading up to the festival, and during the event. The festival will provide schedule signage, produce posters and handbills, and include programming details both in printed materials and on the Supercrawl website.
Dates & Location
Works will be featured throughout the festival weekend (September 4-6, 2020) and installed in Supercrawl’s Art Zone, located along James Street North between Cannon Street and Robert Street.