Pianos on the Street

The City of Port Coquitlam, in partnership with Pacey’s and the Piano Teachers Federation, invites local artists and community groups to paint pianos as part of the Pianos on the Street project. The pianos will be displayed at outdoor locations in Port Coquitlam throughout July and August. The initiative supports the development of public art, activates public spaces, and promotes music within the community. As part of the application process, artists are required to develop and submit a concept proposal for the project.

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2019
Painting of the Veterans Park Community Piano: May 11, 2019
Painting of the Lions Park Piano: June 10 – 28, 2019
Installation: July 4, 2019

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

Pianos on the Street celebrates visual art and music. The program features the work of local artists and community groups, and provides opportunities for the community to play and enjoy music in public spaces. Spearheaded by Pacey’s Pianos and the Piano Teachers Federation in partnership with the City of Port Coquitlam, the program aims to inspire new and different uses for public spaces and promote music by making it accessible to the community. The City of Port Coquitlam will supply acrylic paints and other painting materials required for the artists to complete the project.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS:

  • Designs must not contain advertisements or promotion of products, companies or organizations.
  • The artist or group must guarantee that the design submitted in the application is original and does not violate copyright.
  • Please be advised that the final design for each piano will contain acknowledgment of Pacey’s Pianos.

GUIDELINES FOR CONCEPT PROPOSALS:

Artists and groups interested in participating in this project are required to submit a unique and vibrant design concept proposal. The proposal is to be submitted as a single PDF document through portcoquitlam.ca/pianos.

  • The proposal must include the following:
  1. Name of the artist or community group applying
  2. Colour drawing or rendering of the front and back of the piano (2 pages max.).
    The piano keys are not to be painted.
  3. Brief description of the artist or community group (300 words max.)
  4. Brief description of the proposed artwork (300 words max.). The Veterans Park
    Community Piano submission must include a community engagement plan.
  • There are no specific thematic design requirements
  • The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019. Artists and groups must be available either May 11th or between June 10th– June 28th to paint the piano. Pianos will be launched on July 4, 2019.  
  • Artists can apply to paint our Veterans Park Community Piano, which will require extensive engagement and collaboration with members of the community during our May Day Art Zone event, or to paint our Lions Park Piano in which the completion of the design will be the sole responsibility of the artist or community group.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of members of Port Coquitlam’s arts community and City Arts & Culture staff. Submissions will be evaluated on artistic merit (originality of image, composition and colour), concept and community engagement plan (Veterans Park Community Piano). Applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete, up to 3 weeks following the application deadline.
  • Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Deadline for 2019:  April 15

Pianos on the Street is a community engagement initiative spearheaded by Pacey’s Pianos and the Piano Teachers Federation in partnership with the City of Port Coquitlam.

Visit http://www.pianosonthestreet.com/ for more information.

 

 

Application Form
  • Submissions will be reviewed by a panel consisting of members of Port Coquitlam’s arts community and City Arts & Culture staff. Submissions will be evaluated on artistic merit (originality of image, composition and colour), concept and community engagement plan (Veterans Park Community Piano). Applicants will be notified as soon as adjudication is complete, up to 3 weeks following the application deadline.
  • Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Deadline for 2019:  April 15, 2019

Pianos on the Street Project
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Before you begin this application please confirm that you understand:

All uploaded files are required to be labeled using the following format: first initial, last name, sequence number. Example: J_Smith_01

All files incorrectly uploaded will not be considered*

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Maximum upload size: 67.11MB
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Maximum upload size: 67.11MB
Images must be identified clearly, be of professional standards and accurately reflect the quality of your work.
Disclaimer
By submitting this form, you agree to the terms of this contract and the following:
• You represent and warrant that you are the creator of the work submitted and that you have the copyright to the proposed design.

• You agree to grant the City of Port Coquitlam the right to use photographs of the work for promotional and/or documentation purposes of the project.

• If selected, you agree to have your work reproduced on the City of Port Coquitlam’s website and other media for publicity purposes.

• You understand that submissions received without all of the items required and without the proper file naming format will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the committee.

Contact

Nikki Hillman | City of Port Coquitlam
Arts & Culture Program Assistant
T: 604.927.8441  | E: hillmann@portcoquitlam.ca  
2253 Leigh Square | Port Coquitlam, BC | V3C 3B8