Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron will be commissioning up to six artists to paint murals as part of the Huron County Mural Project. The goal of this creative project is to enhance the cultural vibrancy of Huron’s communities and support ongoing tourism recovery in Huron County through public art.
“Public art projects add great value to the cultural and economic vibrancy of a community,” said Huron County Warden, Glen McNeil. “I encourage local artists to apply to the Huron County Mural Project and to share their unique talents with the community.”
Artists are invited to respond to an open call to participate in the Huron County Mural Project. This program will see the creation of six new public art murals in the communities of Bayfield, Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, and Wingham, between August and December, 2022.
Artists may submit an Expression of Interest to be considered for the program. Selected artists will be hired to paint a mural in one of the six communities located in Huron County. The finished murals will become part of a public art trail across Huron County and are expected to remain in place for approximately 10 to 15 years.
The County of Huron recognizes historic, systemic, and physical barriers have affected access to opportunities and resources for many people. While this opportunity is open to all, additional priority will be given to racialized individuals including those who identify as Indigenous, Black, and/or people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers, Deaf persons, and persons with disabilities.
Mural Project Schedule
July 15 – September, 2022: Review and Selection of Mural Artists
August 15 – November, 2022: Painting of Murals
December, 2022: Development of Virtual Public Art Trail
Artists interested in participating in the Huron County Mural Project can complete an Expression of Interest found on the County’s webpage: https://www.huroncounty.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022_HC_MuralProject_EOI.pdf
For more information about the Huron County Mural Project, please contact:
Economic Development Officer: Tourism