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Paul Mall Alley Project

all for Artists - Promotional Opportunity for Local Artists

Project Overview

The Paul Mall Alley Display Project seeks to feature six (6) new artists in 2021/2022. The display units located in the Paul Mall Alley provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to have an ongoing public space to display and promote their artwork. This opportunity provides artists the opportunity to be part of the City’s Downtown Arts Tour.
Local and regional artists are invited to submit one (1) current portfolio work to be reproduced that represents their artistic practice, which will be displayed along with their biographies and contact/website/social media details in the display units.
The display panels may be changed and refreshed seasonally and will be representative of the diverse artistic communities that Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding region enjoy. The project will connect artists to their community and visitors while enhancing visibility and opportunities for artwork sales and commissions.
There will be no charge for artists to participate. All artists that are selected for display will receive an artist fee of $300 for a 6-month display period. In the event an extended showing is possible, the artist will receive a $50 monthly fee for each additional month their work is displayed.
All artwork will be reviewed and selections made by a Project Selection Committee. Those not selected for the first intake can request their work be archived for use in future intakes without repeating the application process. Artists can update their submission artwork as new work is created between intakes if their artwork was not previously selected for installation. 

Application Guidelines

This Call for Artists is open to all artists working in a broad range of 2 dimensional or shallow relief media, including painters, photographers, collage artists, mosaic artists, graffiti artists, etc. who are residents of Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding region.
Artists must provide digital copies of their chosen artwork meeting the specifications listed in this
Call for Artists.
Artists must provide an artist’s biography, website/social media links and/or other contact information to be included in the artist info signage that will accompany the display panels. Artists will provide information to be included bearing in mind the purpose of the displays is to drive traffic to and build awareness of their arts practice.


Submission Deadline: July 23, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Artists will be notified of decisions by: Aug 18, 2021

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