The City of Mississauga Public Art Program, in partnership with the Parks, Forestry, and Environment section, invites artists and/or artist teams to submit proposals for a temporary public art project that explores our relationship with garbage.

Artists are asked to propose artwork that uses locally collected trash as a major part of its creation and explores the connection among the environment, waste reduction, and the circular economy.

This public art project will combine artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation with environmental conservation. The project aims to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for community members and visitors to learn more about the circular economy and eliminate waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

The commissioned artist(s) will be responsible for all fabrication and installation. The artwork will be completed and installed in J.C. Saddington Park (53 Lake Street, Mississauga, ON) for at least a one-year period starting in September 2023.

The total budget for this project is $15,000 + HST.


Review the  submission guidelines for more information and to apply.

Submissions will be accepted until Sunday, April 30, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.