The city of Peterborough is inviting local artists and cultural practitioners to submit expressions of interest for its Road Mural Mentorship Program.
This paid mentorship opportunity will engage emerging and mid-career professionals who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in planning and developing a large-scale public artwork. Ten mentees will also be selected to work directly with these artists on road murals for this year’s Renaissance on Hunter public art displays.
All interested parties are invited to submit their applications online by May 1 at 4 p.m. Expressions of interest from artists and cultural practitioners living in Peterborough City, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation, and Curve Lake First Nation are welcome.
“Over the last couple of years, more than 20 artists have infused Hunter Street with vitality, and through their work, played a critical role in making the area more vibrant and welcoming,” says Wendy Trusler, public art facilitator for the city. “The goal of the Road Mural Mentorship Program is to create opportunities for artists interested in expanding their practices into the public art realm. I’m excited to see the mentorship program build capacity within the local arts community for future projects such as the Renaissance on Hunter.”