Art Proposals for Tree Appreciation Initiative

City Announces Call for Art Proposals for Tree Appreciation Initiative
Posted on 06/24/2021
The City of Charlottetown is excited to announce a call for proposals for Rooted in Art, an opportunity for Island artists to create temporary art installations inspired by Charlottetown trees.

To celebrate trees and all they offer, Rooted in Art will match local artists with trees on public land in Charlottetown. Each artist will create an art installation on or around the tree they are paired with.

The project was held for the first time in fall 2020 and is intended to engage the community with nature in a new way and reflect the importance of the urban forest.

Trees are an extremely valuable part of Charlottetown. Not only do they create a beautiful atmosphere for all to enjoy, they also provide many essential services such as cooling and filtering the air, blocking wind, buffering noise, and assisting with storm water management.

This year, six artists will be selected to install temporary art installations in six different locations. The installations will be on display over a two-week period in September 2021. All Island artists are eligible to submit proposals for Rooted in Art, with a limit of one proposal per artist. Applications will be accepted until July 23, 2021 at 4:00p.m. and can be sent by email to kcristall@charlottetown.ca or delivered to City Hall (199 Queen Street).

For more information on the project and application requirements, visit www.charlottetown.ca/roots