June 19, 2022
Call for Submissions: PIXEL Digital Screen Exhibition
Have your work featured on the screen in Garden Square this summer as a part of the exhibition, ‘Summer of Love’! The Arts, Culture and Creative Industry Development Agency (ACCIDA) and Garden Square Brampton are thrilled to offer the unique opportunity for 20 local artists, creatives, or arts collectives to have their work featured on 24’ LED screen in Garden Square for select weeks this summer from June-September, 2022.
Every three weeks, a selection of five local artist will have their work featured daily with content running continuously from 11am-12pm and 4-5pm, with additional features across Garden Square, ACCIDA, City social media channels and potentially recreation screens across the city. Timing subject to change.
About the Exhibition Theme:
The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people who identified as hippies, gathered in San Francisco. The gathering encompassed celebrating new music, counterculture, anti-war, and the hope of building out a brave new world.
As we begin to gather again, recover, and reflect on global conflict, we want to bring this feeling and spirit forward, towards a new version of Brampton’s own Summer of Love. Themes to explore in your work could include: love and peace symbols, anti-war, spirituality and transcendence, playfulness and celebration, activism, and free spiritedness.
Submissions can include:
- still images (digital art, photography, illustrations, paintings); or
- moving images* (digital content, video art, short animations, GIFs, shorts) *Up to 1minute, can include audio
Artists are invited to explore their connection with digital technology and tools in their application. We welcome submissions across a variety of themes and ideas and in particular those that relate to the exhibition theme ‘Summer of Love.’ This unique opportunity is extended across all mediums and genres and strives to provide a showcase to a variety of Brampton artists, creatives, or arts collectives. For examples of what we imagine the presentation will look like, please see Appendix A at the end of this document.
Garden Square is a public square located at the Four Corners in Downtown Brampton (intersection of Queen and Main). As a public space, screen content including exhibit artwork may be seen by audiences including families and small children and the selection panel will, at its discretion, determine if material is not suitable.
The Selection Panel will prioritize applicants who self-identify as belonging to one (or more) of the following groups or intersecting marginalized identities: Indigenous, Persons of Colour, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Newcomers and Persons Living with Mental Illness, 2SLGBTQIAP. We strongly encourage applications from these communities and will endeavour to accommodate applicants with a disability during our process per the Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines and other applicable legislation. If you wish to self-identify, please do so via your submission email.