April 23, 2012
by Canadian Architect
The Port Credit BIA is seeking artists, art groups, architects, designers and/or engineers to submit proposals to temporarily transform an on-street parking space in the Mississauga neighbourhood of Port Credit into a public space this fall as part of the international event Parking Day (September 21) and Culture Days 2012 (September 28-30).
Up to four Parking Day Installation proposals will be selected with a $500 prize for each winning proposal and a budget of $7,500 for each winning team to design and construct the structure. Imaginative ideas are being sought to create a vibrant streetscape. The installations are intended to be both public art and street furniture and shall aesthetically enhance the overall streetscape, providing space for people in a place usually reserved to park a car.
The deadline for questions is May 14, 2012, followed by the deadline for proposals at 12:00 noon on June 4, 2012. Winners will be announced on June 14, 2012. Detailed drawings must be completed by July 30, 2012, and the offsite construction period will run from September 12-18, 2012. Parking Day installations will be open from September 19-30, 2012.
The City of Mississauga’s Culture Division is assisting the Port Credit BIA with this initiative. Please submit proposals electronically to: [email protected]. Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
For further information, please visit www.mississauga.ca/file/COM/parking_day.pdf or contact Helena Grdadolnik at [email protected].