Artist Boot Camp: Applying for Public Art with Collin Zipp and Takashi Iwasaki

November 8, 2023. Co-presented by MAWA and Creative Manitoba.

This workshop will provide practical advice on how to navigate public art competitions, and what happens after you are successful. How does the application process usually work? Calls for submissions often talk about community consultation—what does that mean? What are some of the considerations regarding materials and installation? Can you subcontract? Join us for two perspectives on public art that will help you figure out if it is a good fit for you and your practice.

Collin Zipp is the Public Art Manager at STEPS Public Art, a Toronto-based not-for-profit that commissions and manages public art projects, and is a practising artist who has created public art.

Takashi Iwasaki has applied for public art commissions large and small in Canada and Asia. His projects include murals and scuptures that may appear abstract but have meanings and origins that are personally significant to him. Iwasaki also creates paintings, embroideries and sculptures that have been exhibited around the world.

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