2023 Call For Submissions

The Town of Antigonish is pleased to partner with Antigonish Culture Alive (ACA) on the Antigonish Public Art Program. The Town and ACA are seeking submissions for the new Public Art Commission. This is a province wide competition for professional artists as defined by Canada Council Guidelines. 

This is an exciting opportunity to create public artwork, that will elevate Antigonish and its growth as a cultural hub within Northeastern Mi'kma'ki (Nova Scotia). The artist(s) selected will collaborate with local arts council, ACA, during the concept, production, and final installation phases of the project. The purpose of this mural is to enhance the quality of life for citizens of Antigonish and promote local artists and their work.

This year, to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of Arts & Health Antigonish (AHA), the jury welcomes designs that focus on arts, health, and their impact on self and community. The selected work will be unveiled during the Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival, September 15 and 16, 2023. 

Proposals are encouraged by artists or artists-teams who have expierence with large scale works, as well as technical skills needed to provide the work in the proper digital format. Artists will ce selected by a jury of representatives of the Town, ACA, AHA, and local arts professionals. 

Submission Requirements:

  • Artists must be a resident of Nova Scotia; ties to Antigonish Town and/or County will be priotized. 
  • Artists must be 18 years of age (or parent/guardian permission is required).
  • Submit all four necessary elements to the Google Form.
  • Submit conceptual design(s) based on specs provided. 
  • A letter of intent(formats of delivery can be considered with advanced notice, i.e recorded audio, etc). 
  • An artist portfolio with similar works with supplementary files or related and/or previous work. 
  • Artist bio and link to appropriate website/online presence (i.e. instagram). 


The selected artists will be paid $5,000 for their work. This fee includes all travel, delivery, and communication with program staff. Printing and installation will be the responsibility of the Town. 


  • Application Posted: July 24, 2023
  • Applications Due: August 19, 2023
  • Jury Selection: August 31, 2023
  • Artist Production: September, 2023 
  • Final Design Due: September 4, 2023
  • Installation: Late September 
  • Unveiling: September 15 & 16, 2023, Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival

To read the full details on the competition and application requirements,  pdf click here.  (379 KB)

To access the Google Form for submissions, click here.


Any applicants who have questions or require assistance with the technology can contact Fenn Martin, Chair of ACA at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Host a Public Art Installation 

The Town is looking for local businesses and commercial property owners who are interested in hosting a photo mural or public art installation on their building or property. 

To submit your interest please fill out the form below. The Town is currently looking for interest at this stage and the submission of a form does not guarantee a public art installation. 

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