Mississauga Public Art Program: Art on the Screens
The City of Mississauga wants to showcase your art!
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Due February 20th, 2020 - Art on the Screens is an annual public art series hosted by the City of Mississauga Public Art Program. As part of this series, they are excited to present digital-based work by local, national, and international artists on large outdoor screens. All genres in screen-based new media art may be accepted such as digital art, animation, game art, film or video.

Large digital screens are ubiquitous. We see these screens as we drive down major roadways, as we walk through town squares. The majority of these screens are either completely programmed with advertising or supported through advertising. The screens at Mississauga Celebration Square, however, are completely the opposite. These screens are programmed to promote, support, and creatively enrich the community. There are on average around 400 visitors to Mississauga Celebration Square on Monday evenings through the summer.

Screenings for Art on the Screens take place from 8:00-10:00 p.m. every Monday night from July to September.

This call is open to all local, national, and international professional artists as well as artist collectives and film or digital media festivals. Persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Indigenous artists are encouraged to apply. The City defines a professional artist as someone who earns all or a sizeable portion of their livelihood through remuneration for artistic creation and is recognized by their peers as an artist.

Film and digital works across various themes and subject matter are accepted. Artwork must be original and not violate the copyright of any person or entity.

All screen content must be accessible and suitable for families with children of all ages. Content should be both suitable and relevant for presentation on urban screens. Content guidelines have been established, based on a modified format of the Ontario Film Review Board Parental Guidance (PG) rating. Content with explicit use of alcohol, smoking, and illegal drugs, horror, offensive language, nudity, sexual activity and/or violence will not be considered appropriate.

Works can be silent or have sound but they ask that all audio be normalized. They ask that artists consider the setting and audience in regards to the type of sound and loudness of the work.

Submissions must adhere to the following technical requirements:
 -Physical Screen Size: 15.75' x 28.35' (4.88 x 8.64 m)
 -Resolution: 300 px high x 540 px wide
 -Text: Content that is too small or cluttered, including small text, is not advisable as it may not be legible.
 -Audio: Normalized; mastered audio should accommodate for an average threshold of 88db - A scale.
 -Duration: Film longer than 15 min. is preferred.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Works may be selected for a single screening or for multiple screenings throughout the summer program. Fees vary based on selected works and duration of work. For single screenings, artists will be paid $110 (5-15 min. length), $145 (15-30 min.), $180 (30-60 min.), $215 (60+ min.). For multiple screenings, artists will be paid $500 (5-15 min.), $650 (15-30 min.), $700 (30-60 min.), and $750 (60+ min.). All fees listed are in Canadian Dollars.

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