Great Art for Great Lakes 2020 Artist Info Session
Great Art for Great Lakes (GAGL) 2020 is a community-engagement art initiative sponsored by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and in partnership with Haldimand County and Six Nations of the Grand River to strengthen our relationship with Lake Erie through participatory art.
The Call for Submissions for artist projects opens today with a deadline of March 9th at Midnight. Each artist selected will receive $5000 towards the co-creation of a permanent artwork to be installed publicly within their community. A total of 5 artist projects will be selected.
An artist information session will be held at the Port Rowan Art Gallery, Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7-8:30pm with Creative Director Christopher McLeod and GAGL 2019 artist Suzanne Earls.
GREAT ART FOR GREAT LAKES 2020 will commission artists, makers, and community engagers that work to collaboratively share knowledge and build skills through community participation projects that focus on ideas that showcase celebration and grandeur of the Great Lakes, as well as connection of its people, their history and diverse cultures. Through public workshops or events, each community will work towards the co-creation of a permanent artwork to be installed publicly within that community. All participants will be invited into The Great Art for Great Lakes 2020 project to share knowledge and build skills that will deepen their understanding of the service these great waters have provided to our collective identity.